In Singapore, this stray cat has no proper home but the cat feeders ensure that she has food and water. "For the past 3 days, she would eat but spit out the canned food," the retiree said to me.
"There could be a fish bone lodged inside the throat," I advised X-rays. Stray cats love fish and some people will feed them with left over fish with bones.
The cat pawed me when I tried to open his mouth. Foul breath. The lower sides of his gums appeared blood red with ulcers. Hence the bad breath.
X-rays showed ulcerated pharynx and proximal oesophagus with gas.
After an anti-inflammatory and antibiotic injection, the cat was active and ravenous and the caregiver is much happier.