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Vomiting, first it was the beige stuff of food and now it's

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vomiting, first it was the beige stuff of food and now it's phlegm-in other words he's trying not to eat
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the cat eat anything unusual?
Customer: not that I know of-I did get a new dry cat food for him-9lives indoor
JA: OK. The veterinarian will know what to do. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Binks and a little over a year. A year and a month old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Binks?
Customer: total indoor cat
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Hello, again, my name is***** will do my best to help 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- How long has this been going on?

2- Any other symptoms?

3- Did the vomiting start after starting the new food?

4- Did you wean him into the new food?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
1- How long has this been going on? since yesterday around 3:30pm2- Any other symptoms? he's not as active3- Did the vomiting start after starting the new food? no4- Did you wean him into the new food? no-because I had him on it before, but went to a dry cat food that didn't have any dyes in it...or at least I thought I had bought it before.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I don't have the money...sorry
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for answering my questions. Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Friend, vomiting can be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing. But, I don't think this is related to the food if he was on it. Other common causes are a simple gastritis, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes. In any case of vomiting the first thing to do is give the stomach time to rest. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If he continues to vomit after doing the above he will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. If cost is a concerned I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

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.

Dr. Peter

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
thank you-I can do all that...thank you so much
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

You're welcome. :)