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Is this normal or should I be worried?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I just came home from lunch and found my 9mo old kitty Henry laying on my bed, kinda looking half asleep, with her tongue sticking out of her mouth. Her eyes almost looked glazed over. Finally after petting her and talking to her she got up and started moving around...now things seem normal. I'm not sure if I should be worried or if she probably was just half asleep? It seemed odd the way her tongue was sticking out. Also this morning when I got up I could not find her and usually she is right there the whole time I"m getting ready...I was worried she might be sick or hurt. What should I be on the lookout for at this point?
post #2 of 10
I think she should be checked by a vet and sooner rather than later.
post #3 of 10
I have seen my cats stick their tongue out a few times when they were really tired, or just didn't realize it was sticking out. But the way you describe her looking half-asleep & just out of it, I think it would be a good idea to get her checked by a vet just in case.
post #4 of 10
If we tell you that there is nothing to worry about, and you relax, and something does happen to your cat, we would feel terrible. I always tell people this. If the behavior you are witnessing is out of the ordinary for your cat it takes detective work to figure it out. Part of that detective work is the process of elimination. If in that process a vet visit is warranted, then a vet visit would be needed. We are not there to see your cat, nor do we know what the normal behavior for this one cat is. If you are worried enough to post about it here, are you worried enough to call your vet and ask for advice from someone that knows you and your pet?
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Ok, she is definitely sick. I'm taking her to the emergency vet now.
post #6 of 10
That's good that you're taking her in. I just read through your first post and it sounds like her symptoms are similar to my cat Otis when he had seizures. After the seizures he went into a coma-like state where his eyes were glazed and his third eyelid was up. Keep us updated, hope things are better!
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well, my poor girl has a severe ulcer on her tongue. The vet thought she might have chewed an electrical cord or some poutpourri, or there's a slight chance it could be herpes or another viral infection. And of course since she was sick and scared she peed all over herself on the way to the vet (and I think more on the way home) so now she's probably miserable from that too. I wiped her down with some kitty wipes and put out some water and Fancy Feast for her. I don't normally feed FF but I figure she won't want to eat anything and you guys always recommend that if they won't eat. I have some stomach soother to give her later too.
post #8 of 10
I am glad you took her in. Do you see any chewed cords in your home?

Chicken babyfood is good for cats who are ailing
post #9 of 10
Is it possibly a rodent ulcer?
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Is it possibly a rodent ulcer?
What is a rodent ulcer?

ETA: I just looked it up. I hope that's not what it is!!
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