Hello, My name is XXXXX XXXXX X have been a veterinary nurse for 26 years.Thank you for allowing me to assist you today.I am sorry to hear that Finnegan is having some trouble. I just have a few questions so I can better assist you.Did your vet remove the hair ball or does he think it will pass?Did he come home on any medications?Does he normally eat wet or dry food?How much baby food has he eaten?
He had a hard bit of hair that the vet thinks may have been the cause (25% chance). He's eaten probably a jar of baby food at this point over the last few hours. He normally gets both wet food and kibble (I tried him on both). He still looks pretty stressed -- pupils a bit dilated.
Sorry, I didn't answer all your questions. He removed the hairball. Finnegan is on a little bit of prednisone as well.
Thank you! I'm less worried now. i'll keep in close contact with the cat sitter. My vet is closed for the long weekend so I appreciate your answer.
Last thing: are the dilated pupils normal?
You are very welcome. I would really try not to worry to much as long as he is getting some type of food in him. Some cats will also not pass stool for 24-48 hours after anesthesia as well so do not panic in that area either.The dilated pupils are one reason I suspect they gave some form of pain medication. If this lasts longer then 24 hours then I would worry.I hope you have a safe trip and they are able to figure out why the vomiting was happening.