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Kelly Hill, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  full time veterinarian at Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital
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Started gagging n throwing up tiny bit of food while eating

Customer Question

started gagging n throwing up tiny bit of food while eating then dashes away. now wont eat.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the cat eat anything unusual?
Customer: no but i just got him about 2wks ago. he ate a lot of wet food at first then i mixed some dry into it when gagging started. is he stressed? he's a rescue cat that had been abused last yr.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cat?
Customer: he meows when I go too far away fr him n is sleeping a lot. but ive never had a cat before so how much sleep is normal?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
he is still purring like crazy when next to me. I cant tell if he's drinking any water.
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Hill. Sorry he is having difficulties. It sounds like the dry food is an irritant. Has he been seen by a veterinarian and had his teeth checked. Cats get resorptive lesions in their teeth where holes develop and expose painful roots. He may be able to eat canned food but when he ate the dry it hit an area that was very painful. If he is not eating food, then he needs to be seen by your local veterinarian. Since he was a stray, he will need a good physical , felv/fiv test and deworming as well. Feel free to ask additional questions. If you are satisfied with my answer, then please take time to rate my response. Take care.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

You are very welcome.