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My cat was stung on the face by a scorpion. He is now

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My cat was stung on the face by a scorpion. He is now throwing up a foamy frothy substance. He has no swelling in the sting area. What do I need to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. My name is***** to hear that your cat is unwell. I will do my best to help with your question. First I have a few questions to help me better understand your situation.

1) Firstly, how long ago did the sting occur?

2) Has your cat had anything to eat or drink since?

3) Is he vomiting continuously, several time, or just once?

4) What is you cat's name?

Expert:  Dr Chris replied 1 year ago.

It sounds like you should take your cat to a local emergency and critical care vet ASAP. Scorpion stings are serious and potentially life threatening. They do not usually cause swelling at the site of the sting. The problems include: difficulty breathing, seizures, severe pain, referred pain, extreme salivation, fever, uncoordination, vision abnormalities, nervous system and muscle hyperactivity, hypertension, and rapid heart rate.

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