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Cat is lethargic, weak ,moans, wont eat, body is becoming…

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Cat is lethargic, weak...

Cat is lethargic, weak ,moans, wont eat, body is becoming stiff

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?

Scott, 1.5 years

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Scott?

Was missing for three days turned up but was moving slow, scott is usually very fast

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Scott. Please don't hesitate to have such a critically ill cat attended to by his vet at your earliest convenience. Scott needs to be thoroughly examined for trauma or poisoning that may have occurred while missing. I would expect his vet to perform whole body X-rays and ultrasound imgaging looking for evidence of trauma and diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests in an attempt to identify internal damage. Supportive and symptomatic care in the form of hospitalization and IV replacement fluid and electrolytes will be needed until testing reveals a more specific diagnosis which might be treated more accurately. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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