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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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My cat cant seem to open its mouth to eat but it is hungry

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Hi . My cat cant seem to open its mouth to eat but it is hungry and can lick some food. his eye is bulging. he is having vision issues. he is unstable. he paces the house. they first thought glaucoma, but now they say its not, but they don't know what is wrong
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Dixon - 15. His blood brother just passed from Lynphoma 2 weeks ago
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about dixon?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.


I am so sorry Dixon is having trouble.

How long is he having difficulty opening his mouth?

Is he able to drink?

What and when did he eat last?

Does he have any known health issues or take any medication?

What color are his gums?

Indoor kitty?