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Male cat’ 13. 13 years old I think. Sleepy all the time for…

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Male cat’ 13 Veterinarian's...

Male cat’ 13

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the cat?

13 years old I think. Sleepy all the time for the past few days. Seems to drool a lot.

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

Wyatt

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

Not sure if he is using litter box. We have two other cats.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

1) Is he eating and drinking well?
2) Any vomiting or diarrhea?
3) What color is the drool?
4) Is he pawing at his face?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
seems to be eating and drinking fine. might be drinking a lot of water. hard to tell with multiple cats.
no puke or diarrhea.
clear drool
paws at his face a little. seems to be licking his chops a lot too.
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

At 13 years of age, it would be wise to schedule some diagnostics and an evaluation for Wyatt. Quite often when cats are still eating, drooling and pawing at the face with reduced energy there is a dental issue and Wyatt may have an infected or loose tooth that needs to be pulled. A dental cleaning is typically recommended for cats every 1-3 years depending on their individual needs. If Wyatt has not had a professional cleaning in his lifetime, and especially in the last 3-5 years, the risk of periodontal disease is increased. I would highly recommend that you have Wyatt examined by your veterinarian. They will also want to check for foreign material in the mouth such as goat head stickers, plant material, floss/thread, metal pieces, etc. If this turns out to be a periodontal concern, your veterinarian should be able to address it within a few days and once addressed Wyatt should return to normal.

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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

Checking in. How is Wyatt doing today?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Seemed ok this morning, dragging a little last night. Going to the vet tonight.
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

Keep me posted on your progress. Good luck!

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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

Checking in. How is your companion today?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
seems closer to normal today for no apparent reason. waiting on results from bloodwork from vet visit last night. vet didn't see anything obvious with him either. I think he might have lost weight. 13 years old, 9 lbs. munchkin breed.
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

The bloodwork may reveal something that cannot be seen, such as organ concerns. Often bloodwork gives us clues as to general health where we cannot yet "see" those changes when examining a pet. I am glad to hear that he's improved, even if there doesn't appear to be a reason. Please let me know what is found on the bloodwork. If you're able to share a copy after its been received you can post a picture back to the site that I can access.

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Checking in. How is your companion doing today?

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