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Our British Shorthair cross Rag Doll kitten (male) is about

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Our British Shorthair cross Rag Doll kitten (male) is about 5 months old & weighs between 3 and 4 kg. This morning he vomitted his food. Two vomits about an hour apart and I think he would have expelled his entire stomach contents. He has vomitted three times since and that appears to be bile - yellowy green and somewhat frothy. He has not touched his food since this morning and I don't think he has drank any water. My wife has given him a few drops of water with her fingers. Should we take him to a vet. (Not desexed yet as we are waiting another month).
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the British Shorthair eat anything unusual?
Customer: Nothing unusual. Dine cuts in gravy with lamb. He always has Optimum kitten dried food available.
JA: What is the kitten's name?
Customer: Shadow
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Shadow?
Customer: He has always been subject to mood swings which I hope will vanish once he's desexed. Often you can use your hand to rub his head but often his mood will change and he will bite your hand. Often he will jump up on us and bite us - anywhere but usually on the arm. He often has periods of racing around the house during which times he often arches his back as if he feels he's in danger. I have put this down to what I call growing pains. He grew very quickly.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 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?

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

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

Could she have eaten something she should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Any diarrhea?

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

My apologies to your lad, I meant he.

Dr. B.