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My 3 yr old male cat has been throwing up, not eating or drinking. This started 2 weeks ago. I took him to our old country vet & he said no fever, gave him a shot & sent us home with doxycycline. I only gave him about 4 doses. He got better & I quit. I feel horrible because he's worse than ever. Went back to vet today. No fever, doc rightfully informed me that I better get him back on meds NOW. I had already started the dosing yesterday because I realized my idiotic mistake. Doc gave him another shot & said he should be better by this afternoon. He wasn't. Now he lays in the dripping water in the bathtub. Every time I wrap him up and hold him for awhile, he will crawl out and lay on my bed for awhile. If I drift off to sleep back he goes to the tub. I should also note here that we have 3 other cats whom have experienced bouts of vomiting during this period but other than being a bit lethargic seem ok now. I'm very frightened and not sure what to do. What do you advise?
Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Cat
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Cat Vet: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 9 months ago
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Cat Vet: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 9 months ago

Julie, has any diagnostic bloodwork been performed thus far?

When did he last eat and drink?

Any vomiting or diarrhea?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No blood work.
Nibbled at some wet food about 6pm.
Has been sitting in bath tub at faucet where we have a small constant drip. A small ring of water usually forms around that area and MooMoo, as well as our other 3 cats like to get a quick sip there. As MooMoo has been sitting there off and on since sometime after 10pm I feel certain he's taken a drink now and then. Every time I wake up to check on him I find him there, wrap him in a towel, hold him as long as he will allow. Then he'll walk a few steps and lay down on the bed. Next thing I know I'm waking up and he's back in the tub.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I don't want to talk on the phone. No disrespect but if I'm going to spend another $28 to talk to a vet nurse I'll just go wake up my daughter who is a vet tech.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No diarhhea that I'm aware of. Yes he vomits about 1/2 hour after we give him his meds via syringe by mouth.
Cat Vet: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 9 months ago

I'll be happy to opt out and see if one of our vets is online at this hour. Good luck with MooMoo. I hope all goes well.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I meant no disrespect to your training! I just meant that I would prefer to discuss this online. Please accept my apology for my insensitive and disrespectful remark. I know you are a well trained professional or you wouldn't have this job. Again,I apologize.
Cat Vet: Richard Rawling,
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Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. I`m here to help if you still need assistance.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No thank you. I've requested a refund be processed asap.
Cat Vet: Richard Rawling,
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No problem, all the best.

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