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Cat is throwing up more then usual today about 5times

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Cat is throwing up more then usual today about 5times
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Any pre existing medical conditions?

2- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

3- Is she strictly indoors?

4- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
1- no
2- no
3- yes strictly indoors
4- none that I can see
There was some yellow bile in one mess.
Some white froffey in another
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Friend, vomiting can be caused by many different conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: A simple gastritis, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes. In any case of vomiting the first thing to do is give the stomach time to rest. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Dr. Peter

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sorry Greta is much better now.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

I am happy to learn she is doing better. Thank you for the update.