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My cat is always...

My cat is always throwing up. Usually chunks followed by liquid.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your cat eat anything unusual?

I feed it Science Diet

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name and age?

Sam I think he's 12

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

He's overweight, I have to leave him alone a couple days a week and when I get back he eats and throws up but he doesn't throw up when I'm gone. He weighs 19lbs

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I am sorry to hear your cat is vomiting. How often does he do it; every day? Once or twice a week?

There are dozens if not hundreds of reasons that cats vomit: Skin problem, heart disease, stress, pancreatitis, liver disease, kidney disease, eating too fast, dietary allergy, inflammatory bowel disease, infections, parasites, and more. So, it can be hard to tell why a cat is vomiting since there are so many reasons.

If he eats too much or too fast, you can try a slow eating bowl, that makes him slow down, or try giving only a small amount of food at a time.

When I see a cat in the office for vomiting, I start with a thorough exam to try to narrow down the possible cause: look closely at the skin for overgrooming, palpate internal organs and lymph nodes, listen to the heart, etc.

You can try Pepcid AC for vomiting: 1/4th of a 10 mg pill, twice daily.

Please let me know what other questions I can answer.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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