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My cat had an emergecy trip to the vet 4 days ago for not eating

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My cat had an emergecy trip to the vet 4 days ago for not eating and losing weight after being boarded for 5 days...After treatment and tests sent home with Diazepam and Metoclopramide syrup...
Cat has started eating again but small amounts etc. ... Do I keep up the medications or discontinue since it says as needed on bottle???
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How often are you giving the medications?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

She was treated Sat. at vets and then we gave her the syrup that night.

We gave her 1-aday dose diazepam and 2-3 doses of syrup Sun. and Mon.

Tues.she seemed better and wanting to eat so we didn't give her anything but she only eats small amounts etc.


She weighed 10.6 lbs. in June but now only 7.16lbs. at this vet trip. so you see why I am so concerned.

The vet did full blood workup-normal and fluid hydration therapy too.

If she is eating again, I would try discontinuing the medications.
The metoclopramide is for the vomiting. So if she is not vomiting, then she does not need that.
The diazepam is to help stimulate the appetite.
If she stops eating, you can start the diazepam again.
If she starts vomiting, you can give the metoclopramide again.
If she is not back to normal by Friday, I would take her back to the vet for further diagnostics possible including abdominal x-ray or abdominal ultrasound.
But hopefully she will be fine by then.
I hope this helps.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thankyou for your help.

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