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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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He has been out a lot of late, even overnight, he had a bad

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He has been out a lot of late, even overnight, he had a bad limp for three days but seems over that now he doesn't want to go out and has vomited green bile on four occasions. He seems so weak and skinny but still purrs when stroked, what's wrong?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Vomiting bile and being weak and skinny are important symptoms but they're nonspecific symptoms of illness. To be able to tell you what's wrong with Arry I would need to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests and perhaps imaging in the form of X-rays or ultrasound.
I know that you didn't come to this site to be told that Arry needs to see his vet but that's just what I recommend your doing for him. Purring isn't necessarily a sign of contentment. Painful and ill cats purr as well. Please respond with additional information or further questions or concerns if you wish.