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Well, she's about 8 months old. She was fine last night. All…

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Well, she's about 8...

Well, she's about 8 months old. She was fine last night. All playful. Then I was going to bed.. she laid by me and NEVER woke up until ..well she slept almost 10 hours and when she woke up she couldn't walk straight and she went to eat. Didn't eat. Now she went to lay back down. (On the floor again and that's not normal. (Sleeping on the floor) and while shes laying there she's wabbly She was fine yesterday

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Oops sorry. My car Cat

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

Yes

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?

Jessie

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

Nope I don't think so

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Jessie also lives with her mom, and her mom is supper skinny (she doesn't eat a whole lot) and one of them have been throwing up a lot latley. Not sure if they have anything to do with each other
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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 Jessie. Such somnolence (sleepiness) suggests systemic weakness as might arise with profound anemia, fever, or malaise from most any metabolic disorder. I need you to do a few things for me, please...

) Check her gum and tongue color. They should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia) or bluish/greyish (cyanosis/hypoxia/lack of oxygen to her tissues).

2) Check her respiratory rate . She should be taking less than 30 breaths/minute while asleep or at rest.

3) Take her rectal temperature. Any body thermometer will do when placed 1.5" into her rectum for 1 minute. Normal is 100.5-102.5F. This is a two person job!

Please let me know what you find.

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