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my cat looks sick like he had a stroke, has anyone seen this

my cat looks like he had a stroke, his toungue is hanging out, hes lethargic and wont eat. a thick drooling around his mouth and hes losing weight, no light in his eyes.

he used to be very happy, then about 2 or 3 days ago, suddenly he doesnt seem to recognize me at first and he looks dazed and confused. hes not eating, i feel like hes dying. i have no money for a vet.

he seems not in any pain, and he can find his way in and out teh cat door and around to his favorite places. but hes moving very slow and seems to sit in one place for quite awile before moving on.

has anyone ever seen this. i am tyhinking it looks like he had a stroke because nothing is apparently hurt, he purs a little if i pet him, but his mouth is all sticky looking and tongue hanging out. i did see him drink a little water but it looks like he cant control his tongue very well. his eyes look a little crossed. and he makes a little whimper sound occasionally, but doesnt appear in pain, just kinda dazed and confused and dying... im sad and want to help him to come back and not get worse.
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has your cat ever been tested for fiv/felv? Is he an outdoor or indoor cat?I would call around and see if you can find a vet willing to work with you on payments or find a no kill shelter and see if you can turn your cat over to them!your cat is obviously suffering and although I understand times are hard financially for mostly everyone,you have a pet and it is your responsibility to do all you can to assure its safety and well being.Is there any way he ingested something?Do you have anyone you could borrow some money from?try care credit.Good luck and I hope your cat feels better soon.
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I am very sorry your cat is doing so poorly. Unfortunately, from what you are describing, his problems are much too serious for anyone on the internet to be able to help you. He needs to see a vet.
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Your cat should see a vet as soon as possible. I hope he has some good years left, poor baby.




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has your cat ever been tested for fiv/felv? Is he an outdoor or indoor cat?I would call around and see if you can find a vet willing to work with you on payments or find a no kill shelter and see if you can turn your cat over to them!your cat is obviously suffering and although I understand times are hard financially for mostly everyone,you have a pet and it is your responsibility to do all you can to assure its safety and well being.Is there any way he ingested something?Do you have anyone you could borrow some money from?try care credit.Good luck and I hope your cat feels better soon.
not tested for fiv.
outdoor/indoor cat

i do know someone now that i think about it, they help injured animals and know all about them. he doesnt seem to know that hes suffering. but i can tell dehydration will kill him if i dont get him help.

he could have injested something but i keep them well fed with organic food.
maybe i can get the local vet to see him and bill me.
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Your cat should see a vet as soon as possible. I hope he has some good years left, poor baby.
he is about 10. i rescued him back when he was little and about to be euthinized. he had a complete and totally awesome life. im taking him to one of the 2 places i can think of to take him tomarrow.
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Good luck. Sending best wishes and healing thoughts your way that everything works out. Please keep us updated as to how he does. The information you share could help other members who find themselves with a similar problem with their own cat.
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That sounds horrible, really hope everything works out.
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If you think he's in danger of becoming dehydrated, I would give him some soupy food with a syringe. Dehydration is very dangerous. And take him to the vet also, of course.




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Im glad you are taking him to a vet asap. Cats hide pain and being sick. Its a survival method not to let other animals know how bad off they are. Deducting, he possible could of ingested a poison outside if he is an indoor/outdoor. Or eaten something inside like a string etc.

I can tell you love your cat or you wouldnt be posting. I would rush him to an emergency vet. The symptoms merit this kind of action.
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