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He's listless and acts like he wants to vomit but doesnt, He

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He's listless and acts like he wants to vomit but doesnt
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: He drank milk earlier and ate a little soft food
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He is 3 yrs old and his name is armani
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.

What kind of milk was consumed? How often is this given?

Any diarrhea?

How is he acting currently?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Cow milk. He rarely gets milk. I'd read it settles tummy. He has a fever of 104. We just came back from emergency with him. They couldn't figure it out either.
No diarrhea
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Milk may settle the stomach with people but cats are typically lactose intolerant in adulthood and this is probably what caused him to want to vomit. Is he still acting nauseated?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you. The milk was after dry heaves not before. They gave him an antibioticand something for nausea and he's perked up in the last 20 min.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

In this case, keep an eye out for diarrhea for the same reason. If he was given medication for nausea, this can take a few hours before it is effective. If he's not acting like he wants to vomit now, the medication may be doing its job.