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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My 20 yr old female cat throws up everyday before she eats.

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My 20 yr old female cat throws up everyday before she eats. Nothing but brown fluid with some hair. But not like a hair ball. Her breath smells like feces. She's eating and drinking fine. Has started scratching herself a lot lately. No fleas or mites. Is it her time?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the cat eat anything unusual?
Customer: No, same thing she's eaten forever.
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Dottie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Dottie?
Customer: Her cousin, Billy had to be put down 3 months ago.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has she has these signs?

Is it just before breakfast or all meals?

Any tarter on her teeth?

Any weight loss?

Does she seem to be drinking more then when she was young?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?