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Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
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Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
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My 6 and a half year old bengal (female) cat had her booster

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my 6 and a half year old bengal (female) cat had her booster yesterday. She was subdued when we got home, but has been, apart from when she sleeps, she is continually crying. If I shine the laser pen on the floor she chases the dot, not eaten what she would normally eat. Is this a normal reaction to the booster?
Hi, I can help you with your question today.
It's definitely possible that this is an adverse reaction to her vaccine. Which booster did she have yesterday?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i don't know what booster it was, they text me to say her annual booster which she has this time of year was due, should I contact them, is it urgent. it is nearly midnight here in the UK so it would mean an emergency appointment
Is she breathing normally?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
she has eaten, and has played if I play with her but very unsettled. continual crying. Yes breathing is normal, not rapid or short of breath
OK. Last, can you lift her lip and check the color of her gums?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i will try, hold on a min
No problem.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
from what i can see they look pink but it was literally only lifting up her top lip and seeing a little bit of her gum, but the vet looked yesterday and they look the same i think.
Great. It sounds like she is uncomfortable and unsettled, but she sounds stable. As long as she does not begin to vomit or experience difficulty breathing, you should be able to wait until tomorrow to have her seen by your regular vet.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
if i play with her she stops
Excellent. Continue to encourage her to eat and drink. You can offer dilute chicken broth or dilute water from a tuna can to entice her.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok great, but if anything changes i will get an emergency app tonight, is this common
No, we don't see this very frequently, but it certainly happens.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok should i try to hold her, she doesnt normally like to be held only on her terms, will try the tuna water
If she doesn't want to be held, let her be. If she is acting clingy and wants to be touched, then that's fine.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thank you
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