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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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I have a 17yr old female cat that suddenly stopped eating,

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I have a 17yr old female cat that suddenly stopped eating, and not drinking much for perhaps a week. Tonight she vomited white foam --- no food residue, very light. Been sleeping a bit more than usual. Won't eat whatever I tried, incl food she used to go crazy about.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought most questions are answered pretty quickly...it's been over an hour.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
Has she been showing any retching, gagging, lip licking, drooling, or vomiting?
Is she drinking any water at all? Can she keep water down?
Are her gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?
If you press on her belly, does she have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?
Could she have eaten anything she should not have (ie bones, string, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?
Any diarrhea?

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