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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry to learn Chesney is not feeling well. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Is she currently on any medications?
2- How much does she weigh?
3- Any other symptoms?
To make sure I got this right, she is on Diflucan the anti fungal?
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Friend, vomiting can be caused by many different medical conditions. Can it be secondary to her body shutting down as a result of diseases like: Kidney or liver disease, tumors, etc? Yes. But, having a history of being on meloxicam and deramaxxfor 3 years we also have to consider ulceration of the gastrointestinal tract secondary to the medication.
I understand not wanting to incur the expense/cost involved in a patient that may potentially have an incurable disease. But, in order to determine the exact underlying cause Chesney will need to have some testing, at the very least some blood work (CBC & Chemistry profile). It is possible this could be related to the medication and all she needs is a different type of medication.
I would recommend you look into your local ASPCA or shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost. Keep her Off deramaxx and meloxicam; do not rotate these medications as this will cause ulceration with ease. She can stay on Tramadol once she is no longer vomiting. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg every 12 hours. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.
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