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Katie Katie | 3 months ago
4 Year Old Lab, Who LOVES To Eat, Refused Breakfast, Had Yellow Vomit In His Bedding And …

4 year old lab, who LOVES to eat, refused breakfast, had yellow vomit in his bedding and is acting a little subdued. His bowel sounds are so loud. I can’t think of anything he ate that he shouldn’t have. Do dogs sometimes just get a stomach bug? His bm was normal this morning

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Laura
2 months ago

Yellow vomit is bile, and is something we see in Dobermans when they have an empty stomach for too long. When was his last meal? What happens if you give something small, like a little plain yogurt?

Sarah
2 months ago

Agree with Laura-
I would definitely watch him closely. If hole gets any worse, probably call the vet. Meantime, if he is getting an appetite, I would keep it bland. Boiled rice and chicken…. hopefully he is fine🐾💛

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Jessica | 3 months ago
I Adopted A Barn Cat About 6 Months Ago. She Has Been Doing Well Up Until 2 Days …

I adopted a barn cat about 6 months ago. She has been doing well up until 2 days ago… I noticed she wasn’t eating her favorite food, she’s lost weight and now she is vomiting. Her first vomit was foamy and her second was straight runny wet food.

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Sarah
3 months ago

Has she been to the vet yet to be tested for parasites and other diseases and given her vaccinations? Either way, I would call first thing in the morning and get her in to see the vet. Keep an eye on her this evening- if she stops drinking water you might need to go to the ER. There are so many different things that could be causing, your vet will probably do some blood work. Hope everything is ok!!💛🐾

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3 months ago
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I would double check her vaccination record then to be safe- and make sure she is not due for any boosters. (Concerned because of the symptoms) I hope it is nothing serious, but being that she is vomiting and you have noticed weight loss, I would definitely err on the side of caution.

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Jacqueline | 11 months ago
My Lab Will Be 11 In June. He Was Diagnosed With Diabetes 4 Years Ago. We’ve Never …

My lab will be 11 in June. He was diagnosed with diabetes 4 years ago. We’ve never been able to regulate his insulin and have tried both human and dog insulin. He’s currently taking 31 units of vetsulin 2 times a day and has been for over a year. No matter what dose/medicine brand we try, his blood sugar is still really high (between 250-400)! Recently, he’s been throwing up a few times a week after eating or drinking. The vomit is white and clear and looks like its mostly slobber with only a very small amount of food. What’s causing this?

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Krista Magnifico
10 months ago

Hello, I have had a few cases like this. Here’s what I do; I talk about diet, exercise and make sure everything is very consistent. I also check and recheck bloodwork. Diabetes can cause concurrent illness and this needs to be monitored very closely. I also refer to an internal medicine specialist when I feel stumped. I know it’s not what people want to hear but ask your vet to run a full bloodwork with urinalysis (and maybe even a urine culture) and then ask to be referred to a specialist. They can help. With the immediate vomiting your vet… Read more »

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michelle | 1 year ago
I’m Taking Care Of A Siamese Who’s Over 10, An Indoor/outdoor Cat. I Did …

I’m taking care of a Siamese who’s over 10, an indoor/outdoor cat. I did a cbc & chem bloodwork. His BUN is only slightly elevated. His issue is throwing up daily, weight loss, & diarrhea. His vomit is undigested food & liquid. He eats very little wet food & his owner just feeds all of them the worst dry food. I give him sq fluids as needed & started cerenia. Yet this is not treating the underlying cause. Does anyone have any advice on this? I have vet bills for my cows & my cats. Yet i still want to help all the animals I can. I obviously have very little money to help though. Thanks

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello, Thank you for helping. I honestly feel like the best course of action right now is to get a diagnosis. Even a presumptive one. For this I think you should do the following. Find a cat vet or a very reputable vet that you trust for an exam. And then I would talk about checking the thyroid a fecal and probably also a urinalysis. For most of the cases lien this I just feel that I need a full set of basic diagnostics before I can begin to offer treatment plans. Otherwise I am eating precious time guessing and… Read more »

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Monika | 1 year ago
Hi There, I Guess It Will Be Long. Anamnesis My Cat Is An Adopted Cat From …

Hi there,

I guess it will be long.

Anamnesis
My cat is an adopted cat from shelter. He was 1.5 yrs old when I adopted him and 9 months old when he got into the shelter. He is 7.5 yrs old now.
He suffered from catflu. He lost his left eye because of it. He had polyp in his left nasal cavity having spread to his left earcanal also, so he had to undergo a surgery at the age of 1.5.

The problem
Every season changes– fall, spring — makes him sneeze so I always administer him Vetri-DMG and Flumax to strenght his immune system.
This fall he was sneezing a lot sounded some discharge up, but didn’t see anything then he started snoring didn’t matter if he was sleeping or awaken. He vomited brownish, greenish, and yellowish fluid. Later on he tried to vomit, but nothing came up. On the top of these he seemed to be gasping for breath or being out of breath.
Since having administered Vetri-DMG and Flumax for 3 or 4 weeks I took him to a vet. He administered him eyedrops (3×2 for 7-10 days) Tobradex — corticosteroid and antibiotics — as he found nothing, but his teary eye and conjunctivitis, which is of course tearing all the time as he has epiphora thanks to catflu. He also administered Moxiclear spot on when the next deworming time comes (he is given dewormer each month, Fenbendazole and Praziquantel — guess you know it as Panacur) to make sure that he has no heartworm or lungworm…

Eardrops have been used for 8 days and he has started snoring again. He snores sometimes even he is awaken when breathing in or out.

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His RIGHT side nostril seems to be swollen inside, so as far as I can see ti and narrower on this side. And that’s what makes me be so worried. I am afraid of… nasal cancer. He is a ginger cat and has lentigo on his nose, in on his lips, on his pows… How can I find out what the problem is? Unfortunately, in my country vets doesn’t know anything except giving injections… If an illness is not well-seen yet they do nothing.

Help us please!

Thank you so much in advance!

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello, When I see oronasal or facial cancer it usually causes displacement of the eye outward. It can also cause swelling or enlargement of the facial area (bridge of nose and cheek area). I haven’t seen one to cause widening or narrowing of the nose. My suspicion would be more inflammatory than cancer. Unfortunately the only way to diagnose is with either tissue samples (usually from traumatic sampling which only a specialist should do), or a CT scan (which is expensive and not available everywhere). The things I have tried in my clinic have been anti inflammatory nasal drops, nebulizer… Read more »

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Vedrana Vilusic | 1 year ago
PLEASE HELP, IT COULD BE LIFE-THREATENING My 6 Months Old Dog Doesnt Take Any Food For 30hrs …

PLEASE HELP, IT COULD BE LIFE-THREATENING
My 6 months old dog doesnt take any food for 30hrs already. He got SQ fluids 15hrs ago from our local vet. At the begining of him rejecting food – he threw up some pieces of the bones with grass (I dont give them bones so I dont know from which animal those are or who gave them). This morning (few hours ago) he had diarrhea mixed with grass and mucus (not a big amount). The vet with an x ray is hours away and also doesnt work on the weekends.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
COULD THIS BE AN OBSTRUCTION IN HIS DIGESTIVE SYSTEM? Could a grass pass if he has an obstruction?
Please if you know more let me know.
There was no blood in his vomit or his stool

His temperature yesterday checked by the vet – 38.9°, and today checked by me – 38.6°

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
I’m sorry to her about your pup. Without more information it is impossible for us to guess what is going on and without that we can only advise that you see a veterinarian as quickly as possible. Certainly gastrointestinal obstruction isn’t a possibility but so are many other things. Your dog needs to be examined and from there treatment options can be recommended. Please get help. Someone over the internet without knowledge of your pet is not the place to be at this point. I wish you the best of luck.

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Kaitlin | 2 years ago
My One Year Old Cat Threw Up Twice On August 23rd, But She Was Not Acting …

My one year old cat threw up twice on August 23rd, but she was not acting lethargic and was still eating and drinking normally so I thought she maybe threw up because of a hair ball. She threw up again today twice, with one being a very small amount. She is not acting lethargic and is active and playing. She is also drinking normally but she has not eaten as much as normal. Both times she threw up when I was not at home. She did start eating when I got home today though. I also free feed her but haven’t had issues with her vomiting due to eating to fast or vomiting in the entire time I have had her (one year). I’m not sure what the cause of her vomiting could be.

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Sarah
1 year ago

Hi there-
I hate to sound gross, but was her food fully digested? Was the event close to when she was finished eating? If that is the case, she may have just eaten to fast. Also- have you switched foods? Sometimes that can upset a stomach. If she is acting normally and going to the bathroom and being her normal self, I would just keep an eye on her and make sure she stays that way. Any sudden change, I would call the vet. If you have an appointment soon, I would mention it to them.

Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
Based on age alone I think that if I were your vet I would talk to you about intestinal parasites (best diagnosed with a fecal exam sent to the lab) and a discussion of food and environment. I think these are really good places to start. And best for your cats well being. Hope this helps. Please let us know what happens.

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Daisy | 2 years ago
My Cat Disappeared Outdoors For Numerous Days (he’s Indoor, But LOVED It Out At Night) …

My cat disappeared outdoors for numerous days (he’s indoor, but LOVED it out at night) I always had the back door a bit loosely closed, so he could get back in. He was 12yo and could get in.

After days of worry and a small sighting of him, he came to me gaunt and meowing. He wasn’t a big meower— It was sad sounding as well.
After 1 1/2 days of exhibiting odd spots to just lay around the house, he deteriorated in hours. I found him with vomit at his mouth and what appeared to be urine at his backside. He had passed.
My husband was convinced that our new dog just bothered him enough to the point that he’d gone to our neighbors, outside. Or was being fed somewhere. I looked for him constantly and only once did he attempt to come up to me. After a few days, to see him in such weak and fragile state, I’m so horrified at what was going on; to which I have no answered questions and regrets.
*He weighed considerably less upon returning home
*He was a WELL fed cat (didn’t eat after returning)
*He recently (2mo prior) had blood work done and his shots. Not cancer/diabetes
*He deteriorated very quickly (when he couldn’t walk and use his back legs, he passed before anything could happen; ie; vet etc)
*He didn’t seem to to be able to eat? My last time trying to feed him, he’s s head repeatedly tapped the bowl. Uncontrollably and he couldn’t get food. This being before he went. -It was awful-. I left food by him and went to explain the severity to my husband.

Prior to disappearing, he seemed in perfect health at 12.

So overnight he couldn’t walk and within the hour of dying, function. He laid and went. Vomit at his mouth (some food by his head partially chewed)
And urine stain backside.

I’m devastated. Please help!

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Laura
1 year ago

That’s terrible, Daisy, and I’m very sorry. Honestly, the only way to determine cause is via a necropsy. Unfortunately this is a risk when we let our cats outside.

Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

I’m sorry for your loss. If you are asking me to guess what happened I would say possibly trauma, toxin ingestion, infection or hepatic lipidosis. I have seen all in cases like this. Again our sympathies. Cats should be inside. We just live in that kind of world sadly.

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Kurt Schaffner | 2 years ago
The Larger Of My Two Dogs (Wikket), Who Is Part Brussels Griffon/Wire Terrier Has Had…

The larger of my two dogs (Wikket), who is part Brussels Griffon/Wire Terrier has had a stomach issue for a few days now. I only noticed it about two or three nights ago when I took him out. He was eating quite a lot of grass but hardly any food. That night he got sick in his bed (vomit and the squirts) but all he ate was a little dog food. He hasn’t gotten sick since that night and his appetite is a little better; however, he is still eating grass. I would like to know why (I know it helps settle their

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Sarah
1 year ago

good morning😊First, I would start asking around about a new vet since yours has moved. Owning a pet, you’ll definitely need a vet. Secondly, I would keep a close eye on your dog and make sure he is drinking normally. The fact that he has started eating a little bit better is a pretty good sign. He may have just gotten into something that upset his stomach and had to work it’s way through. If your dog regresses, I would take him to the vet to be seen. Good luck!

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Courtney Conaway | 2 years ago
Hi Pawbly ? I’ve Written In Before About My 2 Year Old Fully Indoor Cat…

Hi Pawbly ? I’ve written in before about my 2 year old fully indoor cat Pippin who is a chronic vomiter. He throws up 1-3 times a day, and it’s always undigested hard food with some liquid. He doesn’t throw up immediately after eating, usually a few hours later. Sometimes he heaves for a minute or so without throwing up, and it’s pretty scary as it seems like he’s choking.

Since I’ve last written in, Ive tried hairball gel for weeks to no relief, and had a very expensive ultrasound done on him to see if there was some sort of mass that was causing him to throw up, the vet said that all came back 100% clear, and suggested I do a biopsy of his stomach tissue (which I’m not sure I’ll do as it seems really extreme) or try switching the protein in his food.

We switched from his normal Limited Ingredient Diet Natural Balance green pea & salmon to LID green pea & venison, and he still threw up. We then switched from venison to LID green pea & duck, and he still threw up. These trial and errors are a bit stressful, as I have 2 other cats that are “free-fed” from the same bowls, so when he switches, everyone switches.

He does share one can of Natural Balance seafood wet food with the other two cats every morning as a treat. I tried taking this away for a week and it seemed like he threw up less, but still threw up every other day or so.

My question is- can I stop searching for an answer? Do I just have a cat that throws up? Should I switch to a completely different brand of cat food and see if that helps? All 3 cats love the Natural balance food, so I hate to switch for no reason, but of course would do so if it would help his tummy.

Thanks for your help!

Courtney

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello, What an interesting question. My gut says that you shouldn’t ignore a problem, but I also think that you should still try to find an answer. Chronic vomiting isn’t good for anyone. I would keep talking to your vet about possible treatment options. Like diet. Keep trying options. I tend to go for exclusive gastrointestinal friendly options watered down and gi protectants like famotide/ranantidine/ etc and even gi motility agents like cerenia and metoclopramide. My point is to keep trying and not give up. I am worried about esophogeal ulceration long term and worsening of the condition leading to… Read more »