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Old July 6th, 2008, 09:08 PM
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Hi, My cat is still not well and was given an antibiotic by the vet. I have noticed that his one eye is more dialated then the other what could this mean? Sandy
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Old July 7th, 2008, 07:41 AM
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Have you had blood work to determine if there is anything else going on with your kitty?
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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:39 PM
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Hi, My cat is still not well and was given an antibiotic by the vet. I have noticed that his one eye is more dialated then the other what could this mean? Sandy
One the antibiotic. In general, if there has not been a marked improvement within 48 hours of administering an antibiotic; you should contact your veterinarian and schedule a recheck.

With two eyes of different dilations (anisocoria), this is a serious clinical sign and also denotes a recheck with your veterinarian. Either one eye has intra-ocular inflammation/disease or there is a neurologic (brain) lesion present. Some of these can be readily treated but time is critical. Please recheck with your veterinarian. Good luck.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 12:03 PM
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Talking Cat Having A Mouth Problem

Hi doc i have a problem regarding my cat,well again im not that well verse with the health of the cats and what i am wondering is that my cat having a mouth problem lately,i notice that he always goggle his mouth and the mouth have a bad smell too and he doesn't have an appetite to eat so i am confuse don't know what is actually happen to him and furthermore i live in a rural area which is there is no VET nearer,kindly need help maybe some tips or whatsoever than it much appreciated


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Old July 11th, 2008, 12:47 PM
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...i notice that he always goggle his mouth...
Can you explain more?

Any time a cat has a noticeable reduction in appetite, there is a serious problem. The bad smell from the mouth can be from various causes but often from gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). In young cats, I worry about diseases like calici virus causing the gingivitis. In older cats, not only dental disease but also kidney and liver disease can cause this. General infections can also lead to bad breath (halitosis).

A few questions.
How old is your cat?
Current on vaccinations?
Can you look inside the mouth? Are there any spots on the tongue? Are the teeth clean and white or green and yucky?
Is he drinking water? If so, a lot? normal amount? less than normal?
Any other clinical signs.

In the meantime, it is very important that he is eating something, even if you need to force feed him a little. If there is mouth sensitivity, then warmed wet food can be both more appetizing and easier to eat.

Good luck and hope to talk to you soon.
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