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My name is ***** *****. Our 15 yo cat is throwing up and poopimg

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My name is ***** *****. Our 15 yo cat is throwing up and poopimg on the floor right after.Whatight be causing this in an otherwise healthy cat. Ahe dri,ks plenty of water.and eats dry food.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It is usually one small rpund poop. Vomit was partially digested so not right after eating.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  petdrz replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry that you have been waiting for a response. I recently just logged onto the site and noted that your question hasn't yet been answered. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 25 years’ experience and would be happy to work with you if you are still needing assistance.Can you tell me for how long this has been going on? Is your cat losing weight?Has his water intake increased? Thanks and I will respond further after you reply. There may be a slight delay while I formulate and type a thorough response or I may be offline, but if so, I will respond as soon as I am able.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not losing weight, drinking normally. Started a couple of months ago but we just figured out which cat was doing this. We have 2 and were finding evidence but saw it happen today.
Expert:  petdrz replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the prompt reply. What worries me the most is that a 15 year old cat has started showing up with GI signs, particularly the vomiting. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is very common in cats and can present with symptoms like that. Unfortunately, infiltrative intestinal cancer can present in a very similar fashion. Other possibilities can include metabolic disease secondary to organ dysfunction. A common scenario would in a cat of this age would be kidney disease. I would highly recommend that you have him examined by your veterinarian and have some bloodwork and a urinalysis evaluated. This will be the first step in determining the cause of his vomiting. Keep in mind that if it is truly just GI disease, like IBD, bloodwork may be completely normal, as can be any imaging, like ultrasound or xray, but it is always good to proceed with those to make sure we are not missing anything obvious. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you. My posted replies are for general education only and not meant as a diagnosis. Only after a thorough veterinary examination can a diagnosis for your pet be made and specific treatments be advised or medications be prescribed.Dr Z
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much. She actually threw up and pooped again this evening. A trip to vet is certainly in order. This was helpful so we know what directions to expect the vet to take.
Expert:  petdrz replied 1 year ago.
You are most welcome. Please keep me posted as to how things progress.
Expert:  petdrz replied 1 year ago.

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


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