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Our cat is 16 years old. She cries for her food but won’t…

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Our cat is 16 years old. She cries for her food but won’t eat. She keeps scooting her water bowl around and paws at the water, but won’t really drink. I just found some pink tinged foamy vomit. I have changed her cat food as she was throwing up the last brand often. The new food seemed to be better and she appeared to finally be gaining weight. However, she has stopped eating it altogether.

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

Not at all. I think she’s still eating the dry food a little. She doesn’t seem lethargic or anything. She’s old and doesn’t seem to sleep any more than normal. I just have two little boys who freaked out with the foamy pink vomit.

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

Josie. We have had her for 16 years. Adopted her from the humane society at 6 weeks (but I’m sure she was more like 4 weeks as we had to bottle feed her).

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Josie?

She’s an indoor cat. We did recently get a puppy who adores the cat! Not sure the feeling is totally mutual, but Josie has been tolerating the puppy very well.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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How long have you been seeing these signs?

Any change to her breathing or does she seem sore with her mouth?

Has she been drinking more or less?

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

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

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