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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 seems to have a sudden loss of appetite and I noticed

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Customer: My cat seems to have a sudden loss of appetite and I noticed recently he started to lick the roof of his mouth at odd times IE not after meals. Thoughts?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: He seems to suffer from a sensitive stomach issue as I have him on a special digestive dry cat food now
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry your boy is having trouble.Licking roof of mouth can indicate pain or discomfort.

He may have a stuck item,sore, bad tooth or be nauseated.

Look at the area with a magnifying glass to see if there is an issue.

If he is nauseated add one quarter of a ten mg pepcid A/C (famotidine) to a tablespoon of baby food chicken with no onion or garlic.

Feed him only baby food or smooth pate canned cat food until he feels better.Warm the food to bring out the aroma Dry is hard and irritating to his mouth.

Please let me know how he is doing.

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Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?