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I have a feral cat who has become quite domesticated over…

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Hi. I have a feral cat who has become quite domesticated over the past year and comes for food 3 or 4 times a day. Since a month ago he has become very thin even though he eats a lot. Since yesterday he has hardly moved and has a brownish saliva. I don't know how old he is

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know what to do with the drooling. What is the cat's name and age?

He does not have a name and I don't know his age. Just starting arriving looking for food

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

Just getting thinner and thinner

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Even though you won't know his age, does he look like an old cat?

Did you notice he was drinking more?

Will he still eat now?

Any retching, gagging, lip licking, drooling, or vomiting?

Are his gums pink, yellow tinted, or white/pale? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Could he have eaten anything harmful (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human medications/drugs, etc)?

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?

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