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Hello, this is Dr. Cynthia. Thank you for contacting us. I am credentialed as a cat specialist, but I do all animals. Dogs, cats, horses, and farm animals. I have over 30 years clinical experience with a degree in animal nutrition also. I will try to help with your concerns on here.
Please understand that this is a consulting site only. Without a proper physical examination we cannot by law issue a prescription for medication or make a definitive diagnosis for your pet. Based on the information that you provide we can evaluate your situation and advise you on home care and treatment or determine if it would be best to see your local veterinarian.
Thank you for the information that you have provided. Please give me just a minute to review that information I may have more questions. I will be helping multiple customers so please be patient between replies.
I am very sorry that Eleanor is having this problem. I understand your concern.
I just want to be sure I understand the problem clearly. I have a few questions.
Is the vomit clear/white, yellow, brown, or all food?
Is Eleanor more than willing to eat even though she has this GI upset?
Are there plants or grass in the home?
Also, is your kitty strictly indoors? Are there other pets in the home?
Thank you. To start it is possible that it is the food causing the vomiting.
If food allergy or sensitivity, the reaction could be caused by the primary food, certain flavors, or treats. Manufacturers also will change formulation of their foods based on available ingredients. It is also not uncommon for dry foods to go bad.
It is best to do a diagnostic food trial to determine if the problem is food related. For the next two weeks I would suggest offering strained chicken baby food ( https://www.beechnut.com/product/beech-nut-chicken-chicken-broth/) or boiled chicken with broth to eat only. It is soft, easy to digest, palatable, and provides needed fluids. No access to other foods or treats. If the symptoms resolve or improve add back one of the current foods at a time for 3-4 days. If the symptoms return with any of them that food must be eliminated from the diet.
Keep all plants and grass away from your cat.
If the symptoms persist or worsen, if Eleanor refuses all food, then evaluation by a veterinarian is best to determine the cause of the vomiting.
I hope this has helped. We try to answer your questions and concerns as best we can on this site without the benefit of a proper physical examination. Please appreciate that it is always advisable to seek local veterinary care if possible.
Let me know if there is anything further I can help you with, or if you need clarification on anything. I want to be sure that I have answered your question to your satisfaction.
You are very welcome!
Since you have no further questions, I will mark this question complete.
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Thanks so much, and kind regards!
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