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I suspect my cat may have a uti. She's been throwing up all

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I suspect my cat may have a uti. She's been throwing up all day & hasn't eaten eaten for a couple of days. My daughters male cat she was staying with just was diagnosnosed with one. Can she have phengran tonight till i can take her in. She's still voiding
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello, Very sorry to hear how sick she has become.Loss of appetite is a big red flag in cats. Why?When a cat goes just a few days without eating properly, they break down their fat. We would all do it. But, cats place fat into the liver causing much more severe illness called hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver syndrome).With the appetite already being down days, plus all the vomiting now, this absolutely warrants an emergency vet visit. I wouldn't even wait until tomorrow due to the degree of distress present. Phenergan? We really do not use this medication frequently in cats, so I wouldn't suggest it. Although not easy to give cats pills, you can give a ¼ tablet of Pepcid A.C. 10mg antacid up to every 12 hours. If you still elect to give phenergan, the dose is typically 0.1 to 0.2mg per pound of body weight every 8 hours. But, definitely, I caution against its use repeatedly as it may cover up the illness giving the false impression that things are better. Good Luck!Dr. Andy

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