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Understanding that your 1-year-old male cat has a main concern labeled as "others," it's important to first identify the specific symptoms your cat is exhibiting. Since the provided information does not detail the symptoms, I will guide you through a general approach to assessing your cat's health and what steps you can take at home before considering a visit to the veterinarian.

Firstly, observe your cat's behavior. Is he less active than usual, not eating or drinking, or showing signs of discomfort or pain? These can be general indicators of illness. Monitor his appetite, water intake, urination, and bowel movements. Any changes in these can provide clues to his health status.

Since your cat has not been vaccinated, he is at a higher risk for infectious diseases. It's crucial to keep an eye out for symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, nasal or eye discharge, or fever, which could suggest a respiratory infection or other illness.

Regarding flea and tick prevention, you've mentioned the use of collars. Ensure that the collar is fitted properly and not causing any skin irritation or allergic reaction. Check your cat's coat and skin regularly for signs of fleas, ticks, or any other parasites.

If your cat has not experienced previous medical conditions, it's good to be vigilant for any new signs of illness. Some common symptoms that should prompt immediate veterinary attention include:

- Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea, especially if blood is present
- Sudden collapse or profound weakness
- Inability to urinate or straining to urinate
- Seizures or loss of consciousness
- Persistent pain or severe anxiety

At home, ensure your cat has a comfortable, quiet space to rest. Keep fresh water available and encourage him to drink to prevent dehydration. If he's not eating, try offering a small amount of a highly palatable food, such as wet cat food or cooked chicken (without bones or seasoning).

Maintain a clean environment, regularly clean the litter box, and remove any potential hazards from your cat's reach. Stress can exacerbate health issues, so minimize changes in routine and provide a stable, calm atmosphere.

If your cat's condition does not improve or worsens, or if you observe any of the severe symptoms mentioned above, it is imperative to seek veterinary care. While at-home care can be helpful, certain conditions require professional diagnosis and treatment.

Remember, a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition, regular exercise, and preventive health care, is key to your cat's well-being. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.