Dodger has been doing projectile vomiting. His vet prescribed prednisolone, which seems to help but hasn't stopped it. I was told he shouldn't still be vomiting but, in the past 8 days, it has happened 5 times (once each of 5 days). The other times he got sick, were really early in the morning, 2 or 3 a.m., so I wasn't able to see how it started but yesterday, I was able to witness it happening and noticed that he looked like he was trying to sneeze but it came out as vomit. Mostly fluid and just a few pieces of food
. And, this morning, he did the whole "body motion" thing and vomited. He has lost weight and is down almost a pound since April. But, his appetite is good. His water intake and bowel movements are good. He's still really active and vocal. Obviously, I'm more worried about his weight. I've been giving him prescription ID (dry and canned), Royal Canin gastrointestinal food (which he doesn't like too much, but the other two do) and occasionally Fancy Feast (which I only gave today) and Gerber's chicken in chicken gravy baby food. We have an appointment to visit his vet next Saturday but I am wondering if you have any ideas. (Sorry, this was kind of long...)
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: He'll be 13 next week. And, his brother, Oliver, who is from the same litter, is not having issues although Ollie does have a thyroid issue and is on Tapazole. It has been helping him as his counts have returned to normal and he is gaining his weight back. (Ollie had lost almost two pounds during the year between vet visits.)
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.