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Our cat Patches has been vomiting irregularly days. Last

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Our cat Patches has been vomiting irregularly for four days. Last night was the first night she didn't vomit overnight. She is resting this morning, but that is not unusual for her.
The diet for all three cats is Purina UR ST/OX for urinary problems. When we give them treats, we use Hairball Control treats. The special diet food is primarily for Aslan who had kidney problems several years ago. Our vet at that time said all the cats could eat the same food - expensive but comforting. Advice?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Patches. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

I see she has been vomiting. Any diarrhea? Is she eating today?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

Cats vomit for dozens of reasons: something they ate, infection, parasites, internal disease (liver, kidney, pancreatitis, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease). Many are not serious, and some are.

If she is eating, that is a good sign. If her gums appear pink in color, that is good news as well.

If she continues to vomit you can try 1/4th of a 10 mg Pepcid AC (famotidine) twice daily.

If she is not eating, I am more worried. She could become dehydrated.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

I hope you were able to see what I sent. Can I help with or answer any other questions?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.
Hi Karen,

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

Rebecca