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I have 2 kittens/with their 1st vaccinations. Last night

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I have 2 kittens/with their 1st vaccinations. Last night they started vomiting, about every hour. Today they are not vomiting, but they have not eaten,drank water,gone to the litter box! They just lay on the bed and sleep! Not out-door cats, only thing different was I gave them some tuna juice on their food yesterday.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. It sounds like they had an adverse reaction to the vaccines.

I would give them 1/4 of a human pepcid ac tablet to help settle their stomachs. The pepcid comes in 10 mg tablets and you want to give 1/4 of a tablet every 12 hours until they are eating. You can pop it down their throats and put a few drops of water in their mouths so they swallow. Or crush the 1/4 tablet, mix with water, and give it with a syringe or eye dropper.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

To help keep the blood sugar up, since they are not eating, put a few drops of karo syrup, pancake syrup, or honey in their mouths every few hours until they eat again.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

See if they will eat some plain cooked chicken. That is easier to digest than kitten food.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Check their gums. If the gums feel dry or sticky they need hydration. You can give them children's pedialtye drink with a syringe or eye dropper every hour until the gums are moist. About 1/2 a teaspoon per hour.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Let your vet know what happened. They may need to be pretreated with benadryl next time.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

If they are not back to normal tomorrow they definitely need to see the vet.

Does that help?

Do you have any additional questions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome : )

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Gabby