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Candy. My cat (age about 5 years) has been throwing up

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Hi Candy. My cat (age about 5 years) has been throwing up liquid sporadically the last three days. I plan to take her soon to a vet as I think she may need an X-ray to see if something is in her gastrointestinal area she's trying to get out. Meanwhile, is it ok to try and put a little vaseline on her paw for her to ingest to see if this helps?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


I'm sorry, I do not think Candy is online right now. My name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to help you.

Yes, it is fine to put dab of vaseline on Mrs. Puff's paw for her to lick off.

Check inside her mouth for a stuck item, sore, bad tooth or any abnormalities. Look under tongue, roof, cheek pouches and between lips and teeth.

If she is nauseated she can have one quarter of a ten mg pepcid A/C (famotidine) every 12 hours.

I usually add it to a tablespoon of baby food chicken with no onion or garlic.

You can also see if she will lick an ice cube to relieve nausea.

Pick up all dry food and feed canned or baby food till there is no vomiting for 24 hours.

Please let me know how she is doing. Reply here or if you prefer we can speak on the phone.

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