She is sick after her spay. Cat. She got spayed today and has been throwing up she can’t keep any food down. No she has

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Customer: She is sick after her spay
JA: What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: cat
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the cat's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: she got spayed today and has been throwing up she can’t keep any food down
JA: I'm so sorry the cat isn't feeling well, but those details will be very helpful for the Expert. Could she have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: no she has surgery
JA: What's the cat's name and age?
Customer: magic and 5 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: nope
Answered by VTErin in 5 mins 2 months ago
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  • I'm so sorry to hear that Magic hasn't been feeling well! When did the vomiting start?
It started today I got her spayed and I gave her food when she came home and she threw it up, then couple hours after she threw up about 3 times and it was light pink then couple more hours pass I try to feed her small amount of food and she threw it all up

Anesthesia can make cats feel a bit ill, so it's not unusual for them to vomit right after being spayed. Did the vet instruct you to withhold food or water for a certain time for her?

No she said she could eat when she gets hope
when she gets home

Since she's feeling pretty icky to her stomach, let's go ahead and pull up food and water for her for 6-12 hours. This will give her stomach a chance to settle and for ther anesthesia to works its way out of her system.

Are you able to take a peek at her gums and tongue and tell me what color they are?

Yea let me look

Thank you!

Her tongue and gums look pink

OKay, good. And you're not seeing any swelling or inflammation at her incision?

No it looks fine and she is playing a lot she doesn't seem sleepy or sick just keeps throwing up

It's very common for cats to feel nauseated after the medications and gas used for anesthetic. So long as she's otherwise acting normally, you can keep monitoring her at home. When you start to reintroduce food and water tomorrow, start with water first, and give her small amounts (if she'll drink). Then if she's holding her water down for an hour, give her small bits of food a little bit at a time over an hour to make sure she doesn't scarf it down and puke it all up again.

Then if she's still vomiting after that, you can contact the vet who did the spay to get her looked at.

I'm just checking in to see if there's anything else you need help with, or if you have any additional questions or concerns. I'm here to assist you, so please don't hesitate to ask further questions!

Hello, hope everything is okay with you and Magic! Please let me know if anything changes or if you need to touch base, otherwise take care and thank you for working with me!
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