Q. My cat seems to be very sick , she seems like she cannot see and is very weak?

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A. Depending on your cat's age, causes of acute loss of vision and weakness including poisoning or ingestion of a toxin, stroke, extremely high blood pressure (due to a heart or hormonal problem and causing detachment of the retina) and blood clot. It's possible that determining the cause of her symptoms will help to determine a treatment that she will respond to , so please get her in to see a vet as quickly as you can, because time is of the essence.

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A. I am sorry your cat is feeling sick. Unfortunately, because we don't know what's wrong with her, we can't tell youwhat to do about it. She needs to be seen by a vet ASAP. I would bring her to an emergency vet clinic tonight if it were my cat. They will examine her to determine the problem, and then prescribe the best treatment for her.

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A. I thin you should go to your closest veterinarian. She can have a number of things wrong with her. She most likely needs immediate medical attention. Fluids and blood work are a must it sounds like.

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