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Dr L Simmon, Cat Veterinarian
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I have a male cat, approx 14 years old. We took him to the

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I have a male cat, approx 14 years old. We took him to the vet a few weeks back, as he had a swollen eye, he was given antibiotics and steroids which we were told would cover him for 2 weeks. Just come home from holiday, and his eye has swollen again. However this time, overnight he has been sick 5 times, and has also defecated in our bathroom. He has never done this before, off his food too.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. A lack of appetite can seem worrying. Does the cat also seem more tired than usual?
Customer: Yes but at his age we kind of expect it
JA: Does the cat seem to be in any pain?
Customer: No
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is 14
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Billie?
Customer: i don’t think so, apart from the fact we live close to open spaces so he does hunt and eat vermin, shrews in particular don’t agree with him.
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 11 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern.I suspect more is going on here, such as a tooth root abscess or foreign body.He needs to be re-seen and the vet may run some tests such as imaging of the swelling and a blood test.Treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g a tooth extraction and further medicine.As he is currently unwell, he should be seen today if at all possible.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thank you we will try and get him seen asap
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 11 days ago.
Ok great.This window stays open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.