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I have a 6 year old tonkinese cat who has had a history of

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I have a 6 year old tonkinese cat who has had a history of throwing up.he is now getting from our vet a special science diet d/d and in the morning canned food which is the same.We have tried tp feed him like a bird and lately we have soaked the hard food in water.That worked well but now he started to throw that up also.Please help
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: peppi
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about peppi?
Customer: he is beautiful and always seems hungry.He is terrible at the vet
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 13 days ago.

Hi my name is***** and I can offer some advice.

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 13 days ago.

Poor peppi! So you are dealing with chronic vomiting.

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 13 days ago.

Have you guys done any diagnostics yet? (labs values? xrays?)

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
no some some time ago but it never helped
Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 13 days ago.


How often is she throwing up?

Is s he losing weight?

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 13 days ago.

Are you there:)?

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 13 days ago.

You are not responding but I will type you an answer.

Things to consider for a chronic vomiting cat with normal labs and radiographs could be a food sensitivity (hence the diet you guys are giving) or IBD (inflammatory bowel disease).

Things to try is getting rid of dry food all together. This seems to help a lot of my kitty patients.

Also if you have not already, you can give OTC omeprazole - here is information on dosing. This may be enough to stop the vomiting. (and stopping the dry food)

Ultimately with normal labs and x rays, the next step is an abdominal ultrasound to work to a diagnosis.

You day peppi is not good at the vet? Have you ever tried giving some sedation at home before your appointment? This may be worth looking into as it takes the stress off everybody.

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Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 12 days ago.

How are you guys doing?

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 9 days ago.

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

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