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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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My cat is five years old. For four of those years he has

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My cat is five years old. For four of those years he has been on his own. I don't consider him feral. He has now had all shots, ear med, chip. He has been given a clean healthy cat checkup. He weighs 12 lbs. I have been feeding him twice a day, one handful each time Meow Mix - seafood and chicken. Tonite, I heard the sound that every mother on planet Earth recognizes...sure enough he made a deposit which looked like just his food. I took away the food and gave him fresh water with ice chips in it...as every mother would do. What now? Poor boy is hungry but I do know better than fill that tummy up! Help! Thank you.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

You're correct to fast Kitty Puss for up to 12 hours.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

That usually suffices to "treat" simple vomiting.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Should he continue to vomit fed once again, you can fast him once again but if vomiting ensues his vet should take a look at him.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

There are too many causes of vomiting to list in this venue.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Cats are very good at vomiting for benign reasons and so we're more patient with them than we are with dogs. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.