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Hi Pam! I'm CalCatDoc and I acn help with your questions about Maid Marion's vomiting.
has she been in good health up until now?
Younger cats are often very curious about their environment and like to pick up and eat things off the floor, chew on plants, catch and eat bugs.
Hi, yes her health has been excellent up until now. She was fine yesterday and early this morning, too.
Is she a strictly indoor cat?
No. She is both in and out of the house often. She does eat grass when her tummy is upset and I saw her eating some this morning. She does ahve all her shots, too.
Good about the vaccinations.
Has the vomiting been decreasing in frequency since it began?
no. She has thrown up about 4x today about 1.5-2 hours apart. It happens after she comes out of the litter box. She pooped this morning and has peed 3x however this last time was almost nothing.
Is she having any loose/soft stool?
no just the one solid poop this morning
That's good. Cats can vomit for many reasons, not all having to do with the digestive tract, but eating something disagreeable is the most common cause.
How hot is it where you are, and do you have good air conditioning?
it's humid today but only in the low 70s. I put the ac on a few hours ago. She generally likes the heat and prefers the outdoors when it's really warm She doesn't seem to have a fever and she still smells like her normal scent.
That's not bad at all. I do worry about dehydration if it's really hot and they are vomiting.
I think you are safe in observing overnight and then deciding tomorrow if you need to take her in.
I would confine her strictly indoors for now and take her food away. Let her have access to water but do not force her to drink any.
You can give her 1/4 of a 10 mg generic famotidine (plain pepcid with no other ingredients) orally to protect her esophagus from stomach acid/
Thank you. I will take her in especially if she's still not eating and drinking and/or vomiting. I appreciate your help.
Happy to help. I know things can get scary with a long holiday weekend and few vets open.
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okay, thanks. you've been really helpful.