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Hi

We have an older cat aged about 15 years, yesterday morning he feel into the bathtub full of cold water.  

He managed to get himself out, since then he hasnt been eating his food not even his favourite chicken, still drinks water.  Still jumps onto couch and bed but doesnt seem like his normal self seems very noncholent and doesnt like us picking him up.

Is there anything we can do or should we be taking him to the vet asap?

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You should have him checked out.  At 15, if he fell into a bathtub, then he may have lost his balance from something.  Hypothermia may have been present after he was wet and his body chemistry may not be normal.  Blood tests will usually show something.

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Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf

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Dermatology and ear diseases of dogs and cats

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I am the author of "Small Animal Ear Diseases; An Illustrated Guide" published by W.B. Saunders. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with a special interest in dermatologic conditions and ear diseases.

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