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My cat vomited an hour after his rabies vaccine several times

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My cat vomited an hour after his rabies vaccine several times and now he can't seem to get comfortable and licks himself a lot. He is 22 pounds and is 6 years old. The nearest vet available today is an hour away. He has not eaten nor had any water.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. 1- Any pre existing medical conditions? 2- Is he having difficulty breathing?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Friend, it sounds like your cat may be having an allergic reaction. This is what you can do until he is seen by a veterinarian: 1- Start him on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg every 12 hours. You can buy benadryl over the counter in any pharmacy. 2- No food or water for 4-6 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest. 3- After 4-6 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. 4- Follow up with a veterinarian as soon as you can. My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.