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I have a 9 Month old kitten that has vomited probably 4 or 5

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I have a 9 Month old kitten that has vomited probably 4 or 5 times is light brown...she seems to be walking fine but growls when we pick her up and just wants to lay around.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 4 months ago.

Hello, My name is Terri.
It is my pleasure to assist you today!
I am reviewing your question right now and will reply in a few minutes.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Terri replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry she is not feeling well.

Give her one quarter of a ten mg pepcid a/c (famotidine). I usually add it to a tablespoon of baby food chicken with no onion or garlic Or canned cat food.Every 12 hours.

Remove all dry food and any wet with chunks, pieces or shreds.

Feed only smooth pate canned food or baby food.

If she gets dehydrated give her tuna water drained from the can.

Please let me know how she is doing .

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Should I take her to the vet ?
Expert:  Terri replied 4 months ago.

does she have any fever?

What and when did she eat just prior to vomiting?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Doesn't seem to have a fever...ate last night sometime.
Expert:  Terri replied 4 months ago.

What food did she eat last night?

Do you have a Christmas tree up?

Could she have ingested tinsel?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Regular food ..yes we have a tree up but it's fake no tinsel on it.
Expert:  Terri replied 4 months ago.

Does she ever eat non food items?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Terri replied 4 months ago.

Kittens often throw up from dry food or canned with pieces,shreds or chunks.

Is that what she ate?

Lets give her pepcid, wait 30 minutes, feed mild food like canned or baby food and see if she can keep it down.

If she cannot and continues to vomit, she should be seen.

If she can keep it down and does not vomit again, we can treat her at home.

Keep me posted.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Just took her temp. 100.6
Expert:  Terri replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for your very helpful reply.

A normal temp for a cat is 100 - 102.5 so she does not have a fever.

You said she cried in pain....where does she seem to hurt?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It's not really pain as much as mad that we are holding her. We can pet her and rub her belly and she is OK. Just when we pick her up.
Expert:  Terri replied 4 months ago.

Could she feel nauseated?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Like I said she is throwing up ....
Expert:  Terri replied 4 months ago.

Can you give her pepcid?

It will settle her stomach.

You can get it OTC in any drug store.

Expert:  Terri replied 4 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?