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Linda Simmon
Linda Simmon, Veterinarian
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My cat sock has gone off her food and appears lethargic this

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My cat sock has gone off her food and appears lethargic this has been going on for the last two days she likes to live outside and usually when I bring her in she will create to back outside at present she in the kitchen very quiet and refusing food and drink when she tries to walk she seems sluggish
JA: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: she appears to have lost weight, but up to the last two days she was eating drinking rolling around and i have flea and wormed her
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear Sock hasn't been well.What age is she?Any other signs such as vomiting, fast breathing, pale gums, a bloated abdomen or diarrhoea?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I think she about 12yrs old she came has a stray None of the signs you have stated
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Thank you.Do you know if she has been spayed?Would she let you check her mouth for e.g. red gums or bad breath?
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.
I am personally unable to make calls but am happy to continue talking via typing if that's OK?
Were you able to see my most recent questions?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I think so breath does not smell
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Thank you.I am typing my reply now which will take a few minutes.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
are you still there
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.
I am typing my reply.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Sock's symptoms are a concern, especially as it has been 48 hours with no improvement..
She is likely to soon become dehydrated and develop low blood sugar.
Frustratingly, her symptoms aren't specific so it is hard to know what is wrong without at least running a few tests.
We would consider e.g. liver or kidney disease, a recent toxin ingestion, an infection, triaditis etc.At this stage, a vet visit is really best. They will examine her and may run some tests such as a blood test. Treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g antibiotics, an anti nausea injection and fluids.While we can offer small meals of warm chicken and rice mixed wirh water at home, I do think she is at the point where vet care is required.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
do you know 24 hour vets i can take too or a vet who would come out
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.
I can find your nearest out of hours vet if your send me your postcode.Frustratingly, due to the pandemic, most vets aren't performing home calls, though you can ask.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
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Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.
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Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.
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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
thank you for your help good bye
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Not at all and take care.