Aloha- I'm very worried about my 5 yr old female-- for 3 days- she has been vomiting frothy clear vomit with bits of undigested food. I took her to our vet. Friday -as she was unsually isolating herself and seemed out of sorts- she was there all day-- they checked her blood, thoroughly examined her, gave her subcutaneous fluids & an antibiotic injection (as she had been outside) and found no fever- only a slightly elevated white blood cell count. I took her back Sat., as she had vomited again- she was there for 6 hrs.-- they x-rayed her- found no obstructions, gave her more fluids and an anti nausea injection. she vomited again last night but seemed better this morning. I followed instructions and gave her a tiny bit of clear chicken broth, and plain chicken. About 2 hrs. later she vomited
I am sorry that your cat is not doing well. I would be worried too, especially about continued vomiting. I have some suggestions for you and things to discuss with your veterinarian:
1. Your cat could have pancreatitis. This illness can cause vomiting and it wouldn't necessarily show up on bloodwork. An abdominal ultrasound would be in order to rule this in/out. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the organ that makes digestive juices and insulin. It would be important to make sure this is not the cause as it can have long term serious consequences if not treated properly.
2. Your cat should also have an abdominal ultrasound to rule out a linear foreign body. Sometimes, xrays can appear normal and the cat can have a string or similar item in the intestine that causes it to bunch up. It can cause vomiting and if left untreated, the bowel can perforate. It can be seen on an ultrasound (usually).
Your cat should probably be in-patient on IV fluids and medications to manage the vomiting until this is resovled.
Ask your vet for the ultrasound. It's the next step.
Also, look under your cat's tongue and make sure that there isn't a string attached. Some vets forget to look there and if there is a string, you have your diagnosis.
Please let me know if you have further questions.
Here is a link about feline pancreatitis:
Here is a link about linear foreign body:
I hope your cat is better soon.....please keep me posted.