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My cat is 10 years old, large black...last night his left…

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My cat is 10...

My cat is 10 years old, large black...last night his left eye was closing and watering, he disappeared and I found him hiding behind a closet, now he is just lethargic and little cries I don't know what to do

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your cat. What is your cat's name and age?

His name is ***** ***** 10 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is BK?

10

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

I wonder if maybe he got into something like bad water

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with BK. It's important that eyes be attended to by his vet at your earliest convenience if only because eye disorders can "go south" in a hurry and risk loss of sight. His closing and watering eye indicates pain which can arise from an infectious conjunctivitis, corneal abrasion/ulceration/laceration, inflammation inside the eye such as uveitis (inflammation of the iris and its attachments), or increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma). His reclusing himself is normal cat behavior when they don't feel well. Lethargy and crying are important signs but they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder. Time is of the essence in these cases. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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