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cat: rescue..that weighs 1.65 lbs..He vomits after eating.

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I do cat rescue. I have a 9 wk old kitten that weighs 1.65 lbs. He vomits after eating. Usually a while after eating and it's watery. It's usually 1x a day, sometimes more. No temp, not dehydrated, pretty active. Other kittens from the same litter are 1.9 - 2 lbs. +. I just recently noticed the frequent vomitting. He has intermittent diarrhea too, but he has gained some weight.

He does eat like he's starving. Once I noticed the vomitting, I started to feed him several small meals a day. It helps somewhat, but he is still throwing up on occasion and I'm still worried.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Rebekah Haferbecker replied 11 years ago.
 Have the kittens had their shots yet and a  dewormer?
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Rebekah Johnson's Post: They've been dewormed 1x no shots yet, but I've had them since 3 wks old and I don't think it's distemper on anything. Just the one kitty out of 9 (2 litters) has trouble.

Expert:  Rebekah Haferbecker replied 11 years ago.

 He may need another dewormer, his first round may not have knocked out all the parasites and by the sound of it he may have a parasite. The voracious appetite and vomiting and diarrhea all sound like a parasite issue, coupled with the fact that he is not gaining weight like the others. I would take him to the vet ASAP so they can do an exam to verify the prescence of a parasite. They will need to check for all parasites including heartworms because these can cause vomiting as well.

Hope this helps!


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