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My 3 month old kitty cries, throws up white foam, and has diarrhea.

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My 3 month old kitty cries, throws up white foam, and has diarrhea. This only started today. Less playful and not real hungry. What can I do?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

In a kitten this young, my guess would be that she has an intestinal parasite. Coccidia, Giardia and intestinal worms are the most likely here. Coccidia would be my first guess. The diagnosis is made with a fecal exam.

Treatment depends on what is found. If Coccidia, we treat with Albon. If Giardia, we treat with Metronidazole. If worms, we'll use a dewormer like Pyrantel or Panacur. Either way, it should be resolved fairly quickly.

In the mean time, I would continue to offer food and water as you normally would. If she seems overly nauseated by offering food, then you can pull up the food and wait until you get the exam by your vet.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Would pepcid ac help her for the night until I can get to the vet?

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Yeah, Pepcid may help settle her stomach some. You can give 1/4 of a 10 mg tablet every 12 hours.

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Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Hi Sandra,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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