Q. Cat found lying in his soaking wet bed, soaked with strong smelling , musky fluid. He has been using the litter box to pee/poo. obese 11yr old rescue

A. I think it is best you take you cat into a veterinarian. I'm assuming the musty liquid is urine but your cat needs a thourough exam with some blood work and a urinalysis. I will be available online if you would like to consult prior to going in, but this sounds like a complex medical condition that needs some attention ASAP.

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A. Definitely agree with Dr. Ladd, and I'll add that I'd be very suspicious of diabetes, based on all of the urine, the obtundid (non-responsive state), and the fact that he's obese. He needs treatment immediately.

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