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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My 11yr started vomiting two days ago although the vomiting

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My 11yr started vomiting two days ago although the vomiting stopped he has not eaten or drank water in two days all he does is sleep and no litter box use either for two days. I already took him for x-rays and blood work all came back fine. What can I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Erika, I would follow up with ultrasounding Teddy's abdomen which is much more sensitive than X-rays when evaluating the gastrointestinal tract itself. Blood work isn't usually very helpful when the problem resides in the GI tract. I'm primarily looking for the inflammation associated with severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), its sequela small cell lymphoma, or a solid mass such as intestinal adenocarcinoma in these patients.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Erika,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin