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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: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 5 months ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 5 months ago.

Poor peppi! So you are dealing with chronic vomiting.

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 5 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no some some time ago but it never helped
Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 5 months ago.

ok.

How often is she throwing up?

Is s he losing weight?

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 5 months ago.

Are you there:)?

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 5 months 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 - http://explore.vetdepot.com/medications/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.

Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 5 months ago.

How are you guys doing?

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 5 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Lori