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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My cat had a feline leukemia shot on Tuesday. She was fine

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My cat had a feline leukemia shot on Tuesday. She was fine until 2 days ago. She stopped talking to me 2 days ago and moving very slowly. Not eating or drinking. Could that shot be responsible.? Thanks
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Customer: She's also throwing up
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your cat eat anything unusual?
Customer: No. She has been mostly in the house or my courtyard. There is a feral cat I have been feeding for 3 months
JA: OK. The veterinarian will know what to do. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Ginger
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Ginger?
Customer: No I think that's it. I am a volunteer at the MD SPCA but I always take my clothes off when I get home and take a shower thanks
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

A vaccine could certainly have caused her to move slowly and avoid eating and drinking. I can give you some steps to help with the vomiting but if she's still like this tomorrow she needs to see your vet. If she worsens, have her examined sooner, at the ER if needed. If she has not been eating for a full 2-3 days now, I would recommend an exam today.

To help with nausea you can administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.