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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
Category: Cat
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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Terri, My female cat Buttercup who is 10 seemed fine last

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Hi Terri,
My female cat Buttercup who is 10 seemed fine last night. This morning I found her on the couch and very listless. She usually purrs when I pet her but wasn't reacting at all. She walks very slowly, doesn't seem to have eaten much but drank a little water and is now sleeping again. She peed underneath the litterbox - it seems like maybe she tried to go inside but missed the edge. When I put my head on her chest I detect a mild shiver. Not sure if I should bring her to the vet now or wait 24 hrs and just monitor her.
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thank you for your question. It appears that the Expert you were hoping to speak with is not currently available. I have stepped in to assist you in their absence so that you have a prompt reply to your question. If you would rather wait for the Expert you had originally contacted, just let me know. Otherwise, I’ll be happy to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?1) When was Buttercup's last blood work run? 2) Any pertinent medical history to share? 3) When was her last normal meal?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Terri - yes if a vet could get back to me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
Hi Natalie,Thanks so much for requesting me. I am sorry Buttercup is not herself.It is possible she has a fever (normal is 100 - 102.5) or is dehydrated or hypoglycemic.Apply a cold compress to her tummy and padsLets try these things:1. rub a drop of pancake syrup or honey into her gums to raise her blood sugar.2. drain the water from a can of tuna into a bowl for her to lap up for hydration.If she does offer the tunaWarm her canned cat food to bring out the aromaIf she refuses everything, she needs to be seen.Please let me know what happens.Please be so kind as to rate my answer with positive feedback; that is the only way I receive credit for my assistance. Thank you very much!Providing a positive rating will not end our conversation, should you need me for any follow-up. Simply click 'Reply' for clarification or additional information, if needed, at no additional charge.Kind regards,Terri