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My cat has been sick for 5 days not eating drinking and sleep

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My cat has been sick for 5 days not eating drinking and sleep three days straight usually always hungry and active. This morning he has blood around the mouth. what could cause this? He is indoor and out door.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Karen Purcell replied 7 years ago.

Customer,

 

If your male cat is not urinating, he needs to see a vet immediately. If he is able to urinate, it is much more likely he has a bite wound abscess on his face from fighting with other cats outdoors. He may need antibiotics and/or surgery to repair the damage. He likely has a fever. Either way, a call to your vet is a good idea.

 

Dr. Karen

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
My cat has no signs of fighting. No abcess or wound on his face.
Expert:  Karen Purcell replied 7 years ago.
Where is the blood coming from?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
around his lips and mouth
Expert:  Karen Purcell replied 7 years ago.

Can you see any wounds in his mouth? Any broken teeth? Is he vomiting at all?

 

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No wounds in his mouth no broken teeth and he is not vomiting
Expert:  Karen Purcell replied 7 years ago.

That blood has to be coming from somewhere. I really think you need to get cat to a vet.

 

dr. Karen