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I have a domestic cat. She started to loose weight but was…

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I have a domestic...

I have a domestic cat . She started to loose weight but was eating well. lately she started to throw up almost after every meal with the weired cry right before she vomits. She stopped eating normally drinks a lot

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the domestic cat eat anything unusual?

No. she is indoor cat but lately she ran outside couple of times and was eating grass

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the domestic cat's name and age?

Sammy and she is 14 years old

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

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Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Sammy. Her eating well yet weight loss concurrent with polydipsia (increased thirst) and vomiting at her age should have her vet considering both hyperthyroidism and diabetes mellitus and these disorders can be present concurrently. Her vet will want to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of fasted (for at least 4 hours; never restrict water, however) blood and urine tests and you should know within 24 hours how Sammy might be helped. Diabetics are insulin-dependent and hyperthyroid cats might be treated with oral or transdermal methimazole or radioactive iodine therapy. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
thank you. we will take her to the vet
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

You're quite welcome. I'm pleased to hear that. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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