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My cat is throwing up a yellow liquid, it is not thick and

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My cat is throwing up a yellow liquid, it is not thick and doesn't look like bile. It's the color of urine. Also I have noticed that she is losing clumps of hair which is unusual for her. Any ideas?? She's acting normal and is eating... I've been giving her a new brand of soft food, and I'm hoping that is the answer.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
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1) When did the vomiting start?

2) How often is the vomiting?

3) Is there weight loss?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

1) yesterday.

2) once yesterday, twice today.

3) no.

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
There are many reasons for vomiting in a cat (LINK HERE)

There certainly are some cats which will vomit once or several times in a row or several times in a short period of time, then stop...resolve whatever issue (food/stomach upset, hairball, etc) they had.

Then there are another subset of cats that will vomit because of an underlying cause (infections, inflammatory, systemic disease, intestinal blockage, etc.)

For now - hopefully this is an upset stomach - to start you can remove food and water for a few hours then offer water and then the food later today.

For hydration you can either use water, or pedialyte for hydration and electrolytes.

Some veterinarians also consider antacids for stomach upset such as Pepcid A/C (
LINK HERE)

BUT - If the vomiting continues, I would recommend seeing your veterinarian for an examination and even some basic bloodwork and x-rays to make sure there is not an underlying cause for this. We should even test the thyroid level to see if the fur change is related.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
What does the yellow liquid sugest? I don't think it's bile and she's not throwing up hair or food? And what does the hair loss mean??
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
The yellow is just liquid from the stomach as there is nothing (food) in the stomach to change the color.

The hair loss can be seen with stress, but as listed above can also be a result of thyroid disease (which can explain the vomiting as well).
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