Cat Veterinary

Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.

Ask a Cat Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

We have a 13 year old female cat. She started crying nonstop…

Customer Question
Hi. We have a...

Hi. We have a 13 year old female cat. She started crying nonstop about an hour ago. She is normally a very skittish cat but she allowed me to pet her and hold her for a while. When I picked her up a second time she began to have a seizure, lost control of her faculties, and she is now struggling to walk and breathe. Because it is Friday night and we live in a small town we are unable to get her to a vet.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the cat's name?

Destiny

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

She has been in very good health most of her life. We have had very little interaction with Veterinary visits because she has been an inside cat with very little issues. She is normally a good eater good drinker but her personality is just very skittish.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Answered in 10 hours by:
1/6/2018
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 34,909
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
Verified

You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Destiny, please? Regretfully, such a condition can't be managed at home and you're left with comforting and confining her in order to avoid her hurting herself during a seizure.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a cat veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 34,909
34,909 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Cat Veterinarian

3,956 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,816 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

4,615 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

3,998 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Cat Veterinarian

3,875 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Cat Veterinarian

3,076 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

Cat Veterinarian

2,953 satisfied customers

I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.

< Previous | Next >

Related Cat Veterinary Questions
I have a 13 yr old Persian diagnosed with Idiopathic
I have a 13 yr old Persian diagnosed with Idiopathic Cystitis Bladder. She was unable to go to the bathroom without crying or pain so we ended up at a pet ER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. Her badder was… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
717 satisfied customers
Actually Its been a year when I brought in a new kitten to
Actually Its been a year when I brought in a new kitten to introduce to my old cats which is female (old cats) and male (the kitten) … read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,983 satisfied customers
I have a 16 year old haired cat, her name is Angelica. I've
Hi, I have a 16 year old long haired white cat, her name is*****'ve noticed that she has lost some weight. She's always been petite, but she is pretty skinny now. She eats and drinks a lot. Pukes occa… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
34,909 satisfied customers
She is a skittish one and is not a "lap cat" but shows her
She is a skittish one and is not a "lap cat" but shows her affection in other ways. Also, she is a predominantly dry food eater and has dry skin. She is not an excessive licker nor does she bite herse… read more
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
600 satisfied customers
Salkin, My husband and I contacted you regarding out 16 year
Hello Dr. Salkin, My husband and I contacted you regarding out 16 year old Persian, Destiny. Rather than post this as a follow up, I'm posting it as a new question so that you can be reimbursed- your … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
34,909 satisfied customers
I believe my 14 week kitten was bitten by a widow spider. She
I believe my 14 week kitten was bitten by a widow spider. She had sudden onset of abdominal rigidity 45 hours ago with severe muscle cramping, seizures, and respiratory arrest. We provided rescue brea… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,956 satisfied customers
I have a 9 year old cat, healthy, who 10 days ago began having
I have a 9 year old cat, healthy, who 10 days ago began having urinary urgency and frequency. She was given clavamox and depo-medrol and symptoms resolved within 24 hours. We just finished her antibio… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,413 satisfied customers
A perfectly healthy 7 month old feline, playfull, good eater
A perfectly healthy 7 month old feline, playfull, good eater very interactive. She had spay surgery and within 2 days was having seizures / temporary blindness and is lethargic with changed personalit… read more
aggieervet
aggieervet
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
567 satisfied customers
My cat is walking sideways and seems to avoid making contact
My cat is walking sideways and seems to avoid making contact with the ground with one of her hnd legs. When sitting, she pivots using her front legs and struggles to get to her feet.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
34,909 satisfied customers
My 13 year old cat just had a seizure, she was shaking couldnt
My 13 year old cat just had a seizure, she was shaking couldn't walk and seemed very paniced. She has calmed down now and can walk and is purring very loud. Do I need to take her to the emergency.… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
Our cat meows(cries)everyday, all day long and she wont stop!
Our cat meows(cries)everyday, all day long and she won't stop! She is 16 years old. She has had some problems lately; she throws up sometimes and she's been urinating around our house. I bought some n… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
34,909 satisfied customers
cat: isnt eating..her time sleeping..Also not using the litter box.
My cat isn't eating or drinking, she is sending most of her time sleeping. Also not using the litter box.… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
Our 16 year old male cat is in the throws of renal failure.
Our 16 year old male cat is in the throws of renal failure. He has lost lots of weight suddenly and is now having heavy breathing symptoms. Is this the time to think about putting the guy to sleep?… read more
YourPetVet
YourPetVet
Doctoral Degree
998 satisfied customers
my 13 year old cat just started yowling and panting and drooling profusely. She has never
my 13 year old cat just started yowling and panting and drooling profusely. She has never done this before. she is lethargic, but has moved some and can walk. I live in a small rural midwest town and … read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
57,087 satisfied customers
My 8 year old cat has lost a lot of weight over the last 10
My 8 year old cat has lost a lot of weight over the last 10 weeks. A very good eater and quite active (even though he let a mouse sit 6 inches from his head, he had been chasing it for an hour). His s… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
cat: My black..came home..drulling with saliva comong out of her mouth
My black short haired cat 2.5 years old. I live in maryland but came home for the fourth on wed. She has been experiencing some drulling with saliva comong out of her mouth and having seisure like sym… read more
Dr. P
Dr. P
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
801 satisfied customers
8 wk old kitten, uncoordinated, falling to left/right when
8 wk old kitten, uncoordinated, falling to left/right when she tries to walk. Paws floor when she tries to get up. Unable to get up after he falls. Eyes clear, meows, no convulsions yet, does not appe… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,956 satisfied customers
I just had my 16-year-old cat euthenized.he had lung cancer,
I just had my 16-year-old cat euthenized.he had lung cancer, and it came to a point that I knew this was the right thing to do. However, the process was not the calm, going to sleep experience I was l… read more
Dr.Fiona
Dr.Fiona
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,587 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x