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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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My 16 or old cat is shaking her head and throwing up and licking

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My 16 or old cat is shaking her head and throwing up and licking her lips and sneezing..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
Hi Leslie,I am sorry Puddin is not feeling well.Has she had a recent ear infection, cold or bad tooth?What food did she throw up?You say she is feral - does she live outdoors?Does she have any known health issues or take any medication?After your reply please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer. Thanks,Terri
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
Dear Leslie,Check inside her mouth for a stuck item, bad tooth or any abnormalities.Look under tongue, roof, between lips and teeth and cheek pouches.If you do not see anything Puddin could have an ear infection, toothache or be nauseated. You can add one quarter of a ten mg pepcid a/c (famotidine) a tablespoon of chicken baby food with no onion or garlic.Wait half an hour and offer her the rest of the jar.For the next 48 hours feed her only baby food or pate canned food NO DRY food at all.Please let me know how she is doing.Please be so kind as to rate my answer with positive feedback; that is the only way I receive credit for my assistance. Thank you very much!Providing a positive rating will not end our conversation, should you need me for any follow-up. Simply click 'Reply' for clarification or additional information, if needed, at no additional charge.Kind regards,Terri