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Died with yellow mouth, Dead, No sign of injury. Just a

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Died with yellow mouth
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the cat?
Customer: Dead
JA: Where does the cat seem to hurt?
Customer: No sign of injury. Just a yellow mouth. Might be dietary
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: no
JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the cat eating normally?
Customer: Not sure had been exploring
JA: Is the cat having trouble peeing or pooing?
Customer: It's not breathing
JA: How is the cat behaving differently?
Customer: It died
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: It has a yellow mouth and is 4 months old

Hello,

You're through to Dr. Edele, my condolences on your kitten's death.

Was this a sudden death?

Did you see any signs before the kitten died (vomiting/diarrhoea/dullness/strange behaviour)?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Sudden
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
no
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
it has 3 other siblings

How are they?

Was this kitten the same size as the others or smaller/bigger?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Same size . They have been exploring outside lately.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
One has been clingy lately the other 2 have also been exploring outside

There are quite a few things that could cause this. Unfortunately, the most likely cause is something toxic. Yellowed mucous membranes in the mouth are a sign of liver disease and given how suddenly it happened it's probably that he came into contact/ate/drank something that was toxic to his liver.

You could have a post-mortem performed to try to find the cause, though it isn't always possible to identify it. Having the others checked over by your vet would be prudent in case they've also been exposed to the same product (though likely lower amounts if they haven't shown any abnormal signs).

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you

You're welcome. Again, my condolences on the loss of your kitten.

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