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Ok so first you have not seen her drink correctly out of this bowl? Have you checked the bowl for white residue?
Symptoms you will see first is her having trouble walking like she is drunk.
Most cats will not drink water that smells or taste funny and most pills will show some white still in still water because they are not being moved and shaken about like they would be in our stomachs.
There is an antidote to be given if this occurs which should be within 1-2 hours. When do we think she could have been exposed?
Oxycodone is an opioid so ataxia (walking drunk), hypotension (low blood pressure -unable to respond or rouse to your voice), and CNS and respiratory depression (slow breathing less than 20 breaths per minute) are most likely effects.
There is vomiting???? When did this start?
How old is she? Any other symptoms? Drinking more urinating more? Diarrhea? Anorexia ( not eating)? I was not given all this information in your post. There could be something completely unrelated to the possible ingestion of the opioid.
Are you there?
Ok so she is vomiting Bile.
Vomiting is fortunately not a common symptom of an opioid ingestion.
No something internally is going on. How old is she?
So possibilities of why she is vomiting
1. Inflammatory bowel disease: there are pockets of immune system cells throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract. Sometimes these immune system cells can get reactive towards the main protein source in the cats food (chicken, beef, fish etc). Often an abdominal ultrasound is diagnostic, steroids and probiotics can help treat as well as a diet change
2. Pancreatitis : this condition can be chronic and be a low grade smoldering pancreatitis that never gets worse. This is inflammation in the pancreas. Ultrasound of the abdomen is diagnostic as well as a feline lipase snap test with blood. Generally a short course of medications can put this to rights then monitor for recurrence of symptoms because once a feline has this once they are prone to it happening again.
3. Lymphoma : this is a type of cancer that unfortunately is really commonly found in the intestines tracts of older kitties (can be any age, but more common in adult older cats) . An abdominal ultrasound is pretty diagnostic for a strong suspicion of this disease
I just listed a few possibilities above. Since she is stable tonight we have 2 options.
1. Find an emergency veterinarian to examine her and get some blood work and imaging done ( if she is stable it may be better to wait due to costs of the emergency clinics)
2. Keep an eye on her tonight for the symptoms I talked about above and if they are seen get her seen immediately. If she is ok overnight then schedule a veterinary appointment Monday to get some diagnostics done to figure out what is causing the chronic vomiting.
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Does this make sense? I can get you more information about the conditions listed above if you wish.
No I do not believe the fly spray is the cause. I think there is something else occurring.
Good luck! I know it is scary when out pets get sick, but once you get some testing done we can get it figured out.