Cat Veterinary

Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.

Ask a Cat Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 17-year-old cat who has always been very mellow. I…

Customer Question
I have a 17-year-old...

I have a 17-year-old cat who has always been very mellow. I lost my other cat about 4 years ago and Sammy has been the only baby. Unfortunately I also lost my husband about a month ago so I don't want to lose Sammy. Anyway, for a few days he has started to eat plants and vomiting - some mucusy-like fluid. The last day and a half he has started to vomit what looks like partially digested food. He didn't eat much yesterday at all and today he just wants to stay on my bed and not move. Is this a very bad sign?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cat?

Sorry, the power went out for a bit. Sammy has been eating Science Diet thyroid for quite a while and doing well on that. Today he is very quiet, unlike himself and not eating or drinking anything. We do have an appointment with his vet at 2:30 but what do you think?

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
12/30/2017
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Dr. Beth
Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 465
Experience: Veterinarian in practice since 2004 - 5 years of exclusively feline medicine, 7 years general practice, 4 years shelter medicine
Verified

Hi, I'm Dr. Beth and I'll do my best to help you today - to make sure I don't miss anything, please give me a moment to review your question - I am not the fastest typist so it may take me a few moments to type out a response.

Thank you for trusting us with your questions, this service is used for general information only and is not a substitute for a veterinarian patient relationship by examination.

An offer for a phone consultation usually will come up a few minutes after starting the chat, please note that it is not from me, it is automatically generated by the site. I am not always able to do phone consultations, but I can always continue chatting with you here.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear Sammy isn't feeling well, and for the recent loss of your husband :(

I think that would be best to keep his appointment today, it may just be general irritation related to chewing on the plants, but at his age and having the thyroid issue, there could be something else changing or a new issue that needs to be addressed. At the very least, if his belly is not overtly painful, they probably can do some anti-nausea medication for the weekend to see if that is all he needs for a few days. They may recommend rechecking a few basic blood things just to make sure there isn't a bigger problem brewing for an infection, kidney changes, pancreas issues or something else going on.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Beth
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. Beth Your Own Question
Dr. Beth
Dr. Beth
Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 465
465 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Veterinarian in practice since 2004 - 5 years of exclusively feline medicine, 7 years general practice, 4 years shelter medicine

Dr. Beth is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Cat Veterinarian

3,951 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,790 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

4,604 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

3,998 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Cat Veterinarian

3,791 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Cat Veterinarian

3,076 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

Cat Veterinarian

2,941 satisfied customers

I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.

< Previous | Next >

Related Cat Veterinary Questions
My cat is leaking a clear non-smelling fluid from her anus.
My cat is leaking a clear non-smelling fluid from her anus. She is acting normal eating and drinking but not cleaning herself. She is 14 years old, what do you think this could be?… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,225 satisfied customers
MY CAT WONT MOVE. SHE IS EATING AND DRINKING BUT ONLY IF I
MY CAT WON'T MOVE. SHE IS EATING AND DRINKING BUT ONLY IF I BRING HER TO THE FOOD BOWLS. WHEN I PICK HER UP TO BRING HER SHE GROANS. THIS IS THE SECOND DAY THAT SHE JUST LIES DOWN ALL DAY. SHE IS 2 YE… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,186 satisfied customers
My cat is not eating and hasn't pooped in 2 days and is now
My cat is not eating and hasn't pooped in 2 days and is now not even moving very much. My daughter has found a very sensitive spot in his abdomen.We don't know what could have happened.Could he be con… read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,555 satisfied customers
I have been told that our cat has a chronic kidney ailment.
I have been told that our cat has a chronic kidney ailment. He has been losing weight steadily for the last 3 weeks. Is there a way that any type of medication could help extend his life. He is only 8… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
I would like to know symptoms of kidney stones in cats
Hello, I would like to know symptoms of kidney stones in cats please … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
2 satisfied customers
Stage ll kidney failure. Stage ii kidney failure. No pain
stage ll kidney failure JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the cat? Customer: stage ii kidney failure JA: Where does the cat seem to hurt? Customer: no pain demonstrated JA: What is the… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
20 plus years old early stage kidney failure. vomiting clear
20 plus years old early stage kidney failure. vomiting clear liquid 1 time per week … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,401 satisfied customers
What is the treatment protocol for a kidney infection - old
what is the treatment protocol for a kidney infection - old cat 18 yrs, excellent health history until about a year ago - … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,375 satisfied customers
What are the risk factors for a car developing kidney
What are the risk factors for a car developing kidney disease? Is there research that shows a causal relationship between the size of the cat and increased/decreased risk of dysplaysia? I'm asking bec… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My cat is on Calcitriol and Benazepril for kidney failure
My cat is on Calcitriol and Benazepril for kidney failure since December 2016. I give him Miralax and have worked up to giving him a teaspoon twice a day. I took him to the vet because he couldn't poo… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,455 satisfied customers
He is 17 and of course has kidney problems and is blind.
He is 17 and of course has kidney problems and is blind. Still eating And drinking but starting spinning 4 times each time he sits down? … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
942 satisfied customers
My cat has kidney disease and eats prescription food and a
My cat has kidney disease and eats prescription food and a little while after eating he then he barf up some food sometime liquid and food at the same time I don't know wath to do can u help me please… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,791 satisfied customers
my cat has been acting weird all day...throwing up...letha
my cat has been acting weird all day...throwing up...lethargic.… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,326 satisfied customers
my cat gets trying to go to the bathroom but cant, then he
my cat gets trying to go to the bathroom but can't, then he starts hissing and walking around the house, because he cant go.… read more
Dr.Fiona
Dr.Fiona
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,587 satisfied customers
my adult cat is leaking bloody urine, and attempting to pee
my adult cat is leaking bloody urine, and attempting to pee in various, non-litter box spots (she's squatting in any small bin she can find every 5 minutes). she has been on daily prednisone for aller… read more
Dr. Christian K.
Dr. Christian K.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,725 satisfied customers
My cat appears confused. Walks around the house in circles
My cat appears confused. Walks around the house in circles without a destination. Will walk into a corner and not know to back out of it. Crys for help. She's been to the vet twice and he said it's ar… read more
Dr.Fiona
Dr.Fiona
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,587 satisfied customers
My cat is sick, she is not eating but is drinking water sometimes,
My cat is sick, she is not eating but is drinking water sometimes, shes lethargic although she is normally a little less so, and looks "out of it" her 3rd eyelids are partially closing, her gums are v… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
My cat vomiting multiple times a day. What do I do?
My cat has been throwing up all day (about 10 times so far). I will have a vet come out tomorrow, but in the mean time is there anything I can give her to help? She started throwing up yellow liquid a… read more
Dr. K
Dr. K
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,462 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x