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L sent a question regarding my cat Lexi and lve had lm

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Hi l sent a question regarding my cat Lexi and lve had lm waiting for a reply

Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

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How can I help with Lexi today?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Hi Linda my female cat 10yrs old is behaving out of sorts not eating n drinking much for the past 3 days she is normally a very healthy active cat
I'm sorry to hear this.Does she have have known medical issues or is she on any medicine?
When did she last see a vet?
Does she go outside or have any access to toxins such as houseplants or human medicine?
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
She does go out but no access to house plants but has ate a bits of grass. She coughed up a fur ball a few days ago but nothing else
Thank you.Are her gums pink and wet?
Is her breathing calm and settled?
Any abdominal bloating?
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
No just email as that’s all l can tell you she has wet gums a little bit semi pink gums l don’t think she’s bloated she’s eat very little just a few cat biscuits
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
She’s sleeping a lot
I understand, I am happy to continue talking via typing.
I am just typing my full reply now.
A reduced appetite and lethargy can have many causes including dental disease, a viral infection, pancreatitis, unseen toxin ingestion etc.If she won't eat something very tempting such as boiled chicken and rice, I would want her seen as it has now been too long and she is at risk of dehydration and low blood sugar.A vet visit is best and they will examine her and may run some tests such as a blood test and abdominal scan.Treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g antibiotics or pain relief.
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
She’s seems just like not interested in anything doesn’t appear to be in any pain when l stroke her n pick her up
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Ok thanks for the advice
This lethargy can be due to e.g. mild pain, a fever, dehydration etc.Not at all.This window remains open and you can check in at any time.
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