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Female cat about 2 months old, yesterday fine, this morning

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Female cat about 2 months old, yesterday fine, this morning very floppy, seems to be in pain, pupils very dilated, has had water seeping from anus. Every so often throws head back and claws the air, then just flops.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 years ago.
Good afternoon,

Now I have to say that I am very concerned about wee Lucky. The signs you have described are very serious and we'd have to be very worried that she may have ingested something toxic (which could explain the pupil dilation, collapse, and could mean that you are seeing seizures and neurological causes for her head tossing) or that she has ingested a foreign body that is causes severe GI pain (and could even be perforating her gut).

In this situation, I am very sorry to say, but there is no home support that would be effective here. And I would strongly advise that Lucky be seen by an ER vet as soon as possible. (I wouldn't even advise waiting until your normal vets is open if they don't offer Sunday hours).

Now here in the UK, we do have the advantage that most veterinary practices here do have contingency plans for emergency care for their patients. This means that if you ring your vet practice, they will likely have a message to direct you on how to contact their emergency service. And if you don't have a vet you can find one local to you, you can check RCVS register (LINK) or you can check here to find your local Vets Now (LINK) who are open all nights/weekends.

So, in this case, you do need to act quickly and get Lucky aid as soon as possible to give her the best chance of recovery from these very serious signs.

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

Dr. B.


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