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Do you know if the vet did a blood test to check her thyroid levels? That is more of a specialized test. High thyroid levels cause a ravenous appetite, vomiting, and weigh loss.
What have you tried feeding her? Which brands and kinds?
Have any medications been tried or prescribed?
Ok, ask the vet tomorrow if her thyroid levels were checked. If not then I would start there.
So were any medication prescribed?
Yes, there is definitely something going on.
First ask about the Thyroid test.
Second I would start her on over the counter Pepcid AC. It comes in 10 mg tablets and is an over the counter human stomach acid reducer. Give her 1/4 of a tablet crushed and mixed in her food every 12 hours.
Or you can put it in one of those temptation treats.
Canned food is easier to digest than dry. I would stick with the canned food even if it's fancy feast for now.
If she would eat plain cooked chicken, and you could use grocery store rotisserie chicken, that is usually easier to digest than canned cat food.
If her blood work was perfect then the next step would be abdominal x-rays or abdominal ultra sounds. That would be looking for anything abnormal like inflammed stomach or intestine lining. She is older so the vet would be be looking for any growths or anything partially stuck in her gi tract. If she is having normal bowel movements then there is not a completely blockage. There could be a partial blockage.
Sure if she won't eat it crushed in the food you can give it like a regular pill.
She could also have inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease
Your vet could prescribe some anti-vomiting or anti-nausea medication.
If her stomach or intestine lining is inflamed per x-rays or ultra sound then medication could be prescribed to reduce that as well.
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You are welcome.
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So a soft skinny stool tells me she could have inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.
And it is moving too rapidly through the gastrointestinal tract.
So until you can get her to the vet try the 1/4 of the Pepcid Ac tablet every 12 hours. That should help. And if she will eat plain cooked chicken or plain cooked fish break that up into small pieces and see if she can keep that down.
I am hoping your vet will prescribe some medicaitons.