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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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My cat is suddenly wasting away. He is still and acts like

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My cat is suddenly wasting away. He is still and acts like he is dizzy. I don't know how old he is but I think he isn't very old maybe 8-10. He was a stray and I don't know if he was vaccinated. I don't think he is eating but he is drinking alittle.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
Thanks so much for requesting me. I am sorry Momol is not feeling well.
Can you please tell me more about him?
How long have you had him?
How long is he like this?
Does he live indoors or outside?
Could he have ingested anything like plants, drugs,antifreeze, etc?
Has he had a recent ear infection?
Does he have any known medical issues or take any medication?
What and when did he eat last?
What color are his gums?
Is he able to urinate?
after your reply please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'vehad him a few months. He is in and outdoors. He was outside and I didn't see him for several days then he came in and was sunken in from shoulders down. I don't have the answers to all of your questions. I was hoping that if he has something from not being vaccinated he can be treated with antibiotics.
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.His symptoms do not suggest an illness.
It is more likely he is dehydrated, injured, ingested a toxin or has an ear infection.
Feel all over his body for a wound or any pain response. Look in his mouth for stuck item or any abnormalities.
Drain the water from a can of tuna into a bowl and see if he will lap it up. If he does offer the tuna. You can also try canned food, milk, baby food with no onion or garlic or boiled chicken.
If he eat feed him very slowly so he does not throw up. He may not have eaten for several days so we need to go slow.
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Please let me know if he eats and how he is doing.Just press reply and I will be here for you.
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
Hi Carol,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Momoi. How is everything going?