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Have a 5 week old kitten who is vomiting very little amounts.

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He is not with mother...
Have a 5 week old kitten who is vomiting very little amounts. He is not with mother so we feed him wet cat witj cat formula mixed in. Approximately 1/2 hr after he ate last grandkids came and it git noisy hetic for an hr. Bout 1/2 hr later vomiting started. Really small amouts clear fluid. He gets playful and then throws up, any ideas?
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. How long has he been on the wet food with the formula mixed in? Any food changes? Is he having normal bowel movements?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago

Normal bms. Om wet food with dry formula sprinkled in since June 25th.

Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Ok thank you. Cats are stress vomiters so I am hoping the visitors were a bit exciting for him. To help settle his stomach take a 10 mg pepcid ac tablet, which is an over the counter human stomach acid reducer, and either pop it down his throat chased with a few drops of water or crush it and give it in a syringe with water.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Since he is young, we have to worry about low blood sugar and dehydration if he is vomiting a lot. If he becomes dehydrated, his gums will feel dry and when you pull up the skin between his shoulder blades it will go down slowly rather then springing back into place.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
To help with hydration, you can give him children's pedialyte drinke with a syringe or eye dropper. Just a few drops every hour until his gums are moist.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Instead of canned food, see if he will eat some plain cooked chicken put in the food processor or torn into very tiny pieces. That is easier to digest than cat food.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
To help keep his blood sugar up you can rub pancake syrup, karo syrup, o honey on his gums every 3-4 hours.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Wait until he has not vomited for 3-4 hours before giving him any solid foods like chicken, formula, or kitten food.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
If he is not improved by morning, he needs to see the vet.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
If he becomes very lethargic, there is blood in the vomit, he can not keep fluids down for more than 8 hours, or his gums turn very pale then he should see the ER vet tonight.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
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