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My cats both have had vomiting and diarrhea the last couple…

My cats both have had...
My cats both have had vomiting and diarrhea the last couple of days- it seems to be lessening now
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7/10/2017
Dr. Peter
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1- How old are they?

2- Are they strictly indoors?

3- Did they get into anything?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
One of them goes outside occasionally
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
They are 5

All 5 are vomiting and with diarrhea?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No there are two and they are five years old

Thank you for the clarification. Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer.

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Friend, vomiting, and diarrhea can be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing, I am sorry. But, common causes are dietary indiscretion, intestinal parasites, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes. The fact that this is happening in 2 cats I would put getting into something or diet high on the list of possible causes. In any case of vomiting or diarrhea, the first thing to do is give the gastrointestinal tract time to rest. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start them on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give their gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If they continue to vomit after doing the above they will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service. See you again soon!

Dr. Peter

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you so much!!

You're welcome. :)

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