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Shejust got back from the vet after vomiting. They

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Shejust got back from the vet after vomiting. They prescribed the digestive care I'd but while she seemed very hungry yesterday she won't eat.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the cat eat anything unusual?

Not as far as I know. Only this that is different is that we have a few guests over so she spends most the day hiding

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name and age?

Mano. She's almost 5

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mano?

They did a full blood work and a x ray but nothing showed up.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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The vet said her blood work was perfect and her X-rays didn't show anything.
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. B., Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Did her vet start any medication alongside the diet?

What did her vomit look like?

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

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

Could she have eaten anything harmful (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The doctor just gave her fluids. And a injection to help with the nausea. Her vomit was a tan color. But there was also some white foam. Which we figured was bile.Her gums are mostly black. With some pink. They are Normal. No tenderness or pain as I can tell.And as far as I can tell she hasn't gotten into anything. As I said, her vet ran a full blood test. Everything was at perfect levels. Along with nothing in her x rays.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. B., Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Hello again,

Now I do appreciate her vet did check bloods and an xray, but they only tell us so much. So while its positive that we can exclude issues like kidney or liver disease, obvious masses and gut blockages; we do still have some concerns. Namely, we could still have a pancreatitis (unless her vet had a feline specific pancreatic lipase tested), some bacterial and viral GI infections, dietary indiscretion, IBD, diffuse tumor or non-radio opaque blockage (though more often we have that with dogs).

With this in mind, it is concerning to hear that she has no appetite since this suggest that her anti-nausea injection isn't totally settling her stomach. Therefore, we may need to ring her vet as soon as they are open for a stronger anti-nausea option and appetite stimulant for Mano. In the meantime though, I'd note that you could try adding in a kitty safe OTC antacid like Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid). After you can consider tempting her with the diet they sent home or favorites you know she likes. Else we could try a light option like boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled eggs, or meat baby food (as long as its garlic/onion free). OR if she cannot be tempted but isn't actively vomiting now, we can offer or syringe feed watered down canned kitten food, Hill's A/D, Royal Canin Recovery, or Clinicare Canine/Feline Liquid Diet. All of these are critical care diets that are calorically dense, so a little goes a long way nutrition-wise. And that way we can get food into her and avoid any secondary fatty liver issues developing (which can make it harder to get them back to normal).

Overall, its positive that Mano's vet has ruled out a number of issues but for her to be off food despite treatment rings alarm bells of nausea still being an issue. So, the above would be ideal now for her, else we'd want to ring her vet for those further treatments to get her settled and back to eating for us.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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