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We have an outdoor cat that is normally very active is less

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we have an outdoor cat that is normally very active is less than 12 months old but this morning is curled up in a ball and doesn't want to eat and quite limp. His body feels quite hot (maybe temperature). what action should we take?
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: It's just very out of character for the cat. He is one of three we have. the others seems fine but he is normally the "leader"
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Vet
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Have been with the cat again. He is curled up but when you stroke him he uncoils and seems to want to have his tummy rubbed. I have tried gently squeezing his abdomen to see see if he reacts with any pain but doesn't seem to. When you stop rubbing him he just curls up into a ball again. Almost like he has bad stomach ache or something
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No sign of any vomiting or diarrhea though.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern.From how you've described him, I would consider e.g. a toxin ingestion, trauma (e.g. a fall from a height) or a cat bite.The limpness and lack of appetite is a real worry at this age.I would bring him to the vet right away.They will examine him 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 and pain relief. He may also need a fluid drip.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 13 days ago.

Hi there, how is your cat doing?