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Hello. Thanks for the question.
The most common cause of this vomiting/ diarrhea is going to be a parasitic infestation or an infection in the gut. The most common parasites are worms, coccidia and giardia. There are many viral and bacterial causes as well. We typically do a fecal exam to rule out parasites. If it's negative, then we can treat with antibiotics, anti-nausea meds and fluids to help rehydrate. If the fecal is positive, we treat specifically.
I would get a sample of the stool and bring it to the vet to run. They can then determine the cause and treat appropriately. Most resolve over a day or two.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
That increased drinking is good as long as he keeps it down. That's the body's way of dealing with dehydration- increasing the thirst drive.
You could try some at home therapy. I usually have owners give a liquid antacid like Mylanta or Maalox- 1/4 teaspoon every 8-12 hours. You can also add a teaspoon or two of canned pumpkin or sweet potato baby food to his diet to help firm up the stool with the extra fiber.
I would worry mainly about Coccidia or Giardia with those signs. these are common parasites that can re-infect kittens. We just have to treat them as they happen.
Yup Gaviscon is similar to Mylanta or Maalox. You can give 1/4 teaspoon 2-3 times daily.
You're very welcome.
Good deal, the dewormer will be nice.Take care.
I'm sorry, I was out of town the last few days. I hope everything is back to normal now.
That sounds like a plan. I'm glad it seems to be helping and he's getting back to normal.