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He ate a mouse about 5 days ago and has yet to eat since. he…

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He ate a mouse...

He ate a mouse about 5 days ago and has yet to eat since. he has all of his shots but seems to almost be drooling as is only sparingly drinking water

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name?

Leo

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Leo?

He's 3 and is neutered if that helps at all

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

To hear of this with Leo. Whatever the cause of his anorexia, after 5 days Leo has become profoundly dehydrated and electrolyte imbalanced and needs the attention of his vet at your earliest convenience. His vet will want to perform a complete physical exam including dignostics in the form of blood and urine tests as well as imaging in the form of X-rays or, preferably, ultrasound of Leo's gastrointestinal tract. The mouse may have been poisoned by an anticoagulant or neuromuscular toxin, may have obstructed Leo's GI tract, or perhaps carried an infection that Leo contracted. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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