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My 1 1/2 year old was found lethargic and generally mopey on Tuesday. He did drink and pee but no appetite. Wednesday he was the same way so I took him to the vet. His temp was 103.2 but All blood work was normal, including test for Lyme. But they started him on doxycycline since Lyme can take up to 10 days to show up in the blood. After 2 doses, he still isn't better.....sluggish and mopey. But he does have an appetite and had a normal bowel movement last night. If he does not improve by tomorrow, the vet wants to know. Any thoughts as to what it could be?
 

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Actually my almost 2year old cat has spent the last 2 nights at the vets for "a fever of unknown origin" my vet said sometimes there's no explanation. His fever was 104.5 and finally started to come down late last night to 103. She said his blood work was fine except his liver values are elevated but he's been on predisone for 10 months. He was also dehydrated so they had him on iv fluids.
I'm hoping to pick up kitty tonight, he's also on anitbiotics.
 

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I had this occur a number of years ago but the fever was higher (106). I won't go through all the details but it was finally diagnosed as autoimmune disease. He spent weeks hospilized and on fluids and eventually came home on high doses of steriods, weaned down to .5ml every other day for life.

My regular vet ran every test she could think of without diagnosis and sent us to the surgery center (speciality animal hospital set up like a hospital with different wings of specialists, takes a vet referral to get in). They are the ones that ended up diagnosis him, issue started in his lungs.
 

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Just wanted to say that I hope that your boy starts feeling better soon. Has he had any flea medications given lately?
 

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There are too many differentials for this to even begin to guess on the limited info you have. I worked up a case of FUO over 4 months and owner spent probably $1500 easily, maybe more. Also ended up being autoimmune. The only thing you can do is figure out what it's NOT likely to be by running diagnostics. Some get better with just supportive care and life goes on, we never know what caused it.
 

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any chance it could have been heat exhaustion just dehydration. symptoms would be the same. dehydration may have shown up in blood chemistry.
 
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