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Has been throwing up for 48 hours...food but is now just bile

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Has been throwing up for 48 hours. Looks like food but is now just bile. What is happening

 Can you give us more info on his eating and drinking habits, defecating, is he lethargic? More info can help us to give you a good answer.


 


Thanks!

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Rebekah Johnson's Post: She is a very healthy main coon type cat orange tabby. She is 10 years old and really is showing no signs of being sick except for this continuous throwing up. The only thing that I can think could have caused this would be a plant leaf but that is really now an option. She is given food freely, in other words the food and water bowl are always available to her. I have not seen any change in habits. The only real change is she is staying very close to me which is opposite her normal morning nap, afternoon with a small visit for some petting and then back to napping. She is trying to tell me something but I can't figure it out.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
She is also an indoor cat never goes out. So exposure is now a problem and she is only pet in house.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Bathroom habits have not changed, eyes are clear, she is responsive and no leisons or unusual color in mouth. Purring is going strong.

Continuous  throwing up can be caused by a number of things:


It could be caused by hairballs, you can try switching her to a hairball control formula food. Several companies offer them on the low end is Science Diet Hairball Control formula food that starts at $7.59 for a 3.5lb bag at http://www.petsmart.com or at your local pet store or you can try Dr. Foster's and Smith brand Advanced Hairball Control that starts at $7.49 for a 3lb bag at http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=10076. There are also many hairball remedies you can add to your cat's existing cat food and can be purchased at you local pet store.


It could also be caused by Feline Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This site offers great info on this: http://www.moggies.co.uk/html/ibd.html


You should just keep an eye on her and if you see a decline in her energy or if she seems lethargic then you need to get her to a vet ASAP. Also, you can check for dehydration by pinching the skin on her back of it returns to normal quickly the sshe is ok but if the skins takes a while to go back to normal then she is dehydrated and should see a vet ASAP for rehydration.


Hope this helps!! 

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Rebekah Johnson's Post: I feed IAMS hair ball formula and appreciate the advise. I will watch closely. Thank you.
 Also, it may be an allergic reaction to her food so if it is new you may want to try a different brand of hair ball control. Best wishes for you and your kitty!  

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