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Lately our cat has been “stalking” his food bowl - half the…

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Lately our cat has been “stalking” his food bowl - half the time he sniffs it and walks away, half the time he swipes at it before he takes a bites, shakes it then eats a bite or two. He’ll frequently eat the whole bowl (canned & kibbles mixed) but often walks off. I noticed lately his tongue isn’t as pink as it used to be. No sign of worms, no sign of diarrhea, vomiting but he is 13 and an outdoor cat

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cat?

This summer we had an influx of coyotes and possums and feral cats from a neighbor feeding the ferrals and we had several dead and dismembered cats turn up in the neighborhood so have wondered if anything’s May have transmitted between all these animals

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 4 months ago

what foods does he eat?

please describe his stalking behavior

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