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Off his food for 2 days lethargic and just noticed

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Off his food for 2 days lethargic and just noticed trembling
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: cat one year old
JA: A lack of appetite can seem worrying. The Expert will know how to help. Does the cat seem to be in any pain?
Customer: no
JA: What's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Benny 18 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Benny?
Customer: no

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience working out of West London. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern for Benny.

Does he go outside?

Is he vomiting or passing loose stool?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
He does go outside.
He isn’t vomiting and stools are solid.
But seems to be trembling when I pick him up. Still grooming himself but has no interest in food and hardly moving around.

Bless him, ok.

Can you see any tufts of fur missing or scabs?

Has he been limping or licking at himself?

Hi there, could you see my reply above?

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
He has been limping but no tufts of fur or any over grooming
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Legs seem to be trembling when he’s grooming
Thank you, understood.
I'm just typing my reply.
As Benny has been limping and does go outside, I'd be suspicious of a trauma or cat bite abscess.A vet visit is advised so we can check him over for any scabs, lesions or swelling.
I'd also want his hydration assessed and to check for a fever. Trembling can be a sign of a fever or pain.His treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g antibiotics, fluids and pain relief.Hopefully he's back to normal very shortly.

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