How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Gary Your Own Question
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 19580
Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
Type Your Cat Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Gary is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My cat ate chrysanthemums and is now vomiting what looks like

Customer Question

My cat ate chrysanthemums and is now vomiting what looks like watery blood. What should I do? All vets in my area are closed tomorrow, can it wait till Monday or should I take him to an emergency vet clinic?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 10 months ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. If you could go to an ER vet in the area, that would be your best option. They can give some fluids and injectable anti-nausea meds. If you can't get him seen, you can give an over the counter antacid like Pepcid (Famotidine)- 1/2 of a 10 mg tab every 12 hours. You could also try a dose of Meclizine- 12.5 mg to help with the nausea. These are both available over the counter. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Should I be concerned about the Blood or is that normal? There is nothing in the vomit it's just watery blood.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 10 months ago.
With multiple episodes of vomiting, we can see some blood in the vomitus. That's not too uncommon.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** give him alka-seltzer antagonist? Devolved and in liquid form? To help with the vomitting?
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 10 months ago.
NO, I wouldn't give alka-seltzer. Pepcid, Omeprazole, Mylanta or Maalox- those would be my go to options for a cat antacid.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok thank you. Should my cat be fine for a few hours till stores open?
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 10 months ago.
Yes, that shouldn't be a problem.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Hi Keira,

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

Dr. Gary