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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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We rescued a ten year old tabby I know shes unhappy because

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Hello, we rescued a ten year old tabby I know shes unhappy because she is not eating much. She loved her food before, and she seem to swallowing hard all the time. She was a house cat before and stays in the garden. I can see it in her eyes, can you please help me.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Her difficulty swallowing too often indicates a mass lesion (tumor, abscess) in the oropharynx (back of the throat) in a 10 year old. To investigate this further would require her vet directly visualizing the area and this might necessitate light anesthesia. I understand your financial and logistical constraints, however. I wish I could be more specific for you but I, too, would need to examine Lady "hands-on" to be more informative. Please respond with additional information and further questions or concerns if you wish.