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My cat had diarreah last friday, then threw up 3 times on

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My cat had diarreah last friday, then threw up 3 times on Saturday. the next few days she was lethargic, but since Monday has started eating and drinking water, but still hasn't gone to the bathroom.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

I wouldn't be too worried about her not having a bowel movement. After an episode of diarrhea and decreased appetite, it can take 2-3 days before stool is formed and starts moving through the colon.

If she were straining, I would be more worried about her. Without any straining, it's probably an issue where her colon cleaned out and now new stool needs to form.

If the vomiting returns or she is straining, then I would shoot x-rays. In that case, I'm looking for a foreign body obstruction, signs of constipation or any masses in the GI tract. I don't think this is the issue, but it's worth being aware about so you have a plan.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.