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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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I have about a 8 month old Calico female cat and just got

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I have about a 8 month old Calico female cat and just got spayed about a week and a half ago and in the last two days she's been throwing up a lot and not eating she is just now trying to drink some water what shall I do she seems to be in pain but I can't tell
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Alfred, while vomiting and anorexia are important symptoms, they don't identify the etiology of those symptoms. Perhaps most important, these patients can't be treated orally at home because there's no guarantee that anything given in that manner will stay down. Hence, Vinni's vet needs to take a look at her. I would expect a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests +/- imaging in form of abdominal X-rays or ultrasound (preferable) to be performed. Treatment, if indicated, should be parenterally administered - in any manner other than orally - in this case by needle. Conservative care would entail an injectable antiemetic, antacid, and supplemental fluids and electrolytes

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin