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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 (@scgreco413)
2 years 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.

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
2 years 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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Lydia Schlitzkus | 2 years ago
An Unblocking Procedure On A 4 Year Old Feline (cat)
Treatment Cost (USD): $1446.00
Ricky came in to Jarrettsville Vet Center with symptoms of not urinating and hiding in his house as well as vomiting. His owners were concerned that he wasn't acting like himself. After an examination he was determined to have a urinary blockage. Ricky had urinary problems for about a month prior to the eventual blockage. This is a common occurrence with cats and it is important to talk with your vet about a treatment plan.
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Madeline | 2 years ago
I Have A 12 Year Old Cat Who Vomits Almost Every Day Since I Adopted Her 5 Months …

I have a 12 year old cat who vomits almost every day since I adopted her 5 months ago. She has been to the vet several times and a sonogram revealed she has chronic pancreatitis. They didn’t see any other issues. She was eating canned Fancy Feast with water, but now I have her on NomNomNow because I thought fresh food would help her. But she is still vomiting. It’s usually food at first but then she moves spots and vomits bile or saliva/foam. Once or twice the saliva looked bloody (took her to the vet right after). The vet had her on vitamin E, pepcid, and a round of antibiotics. Nothing helped. She has never been very playful but she is behaving relatively normally, eats, grooms, poops, etc. I don’t know what else to do! Thanks for any advice!

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Sarah (@scgreco413)
2 years ago

Hi-
I’m so sorry you’re having such a time trying to help this cat. Has your vet ruled out everything else as far as a diagnosis? Perhaps there is something else that is worsening her initial issue? Have you tried feeding more meals throughout the day, but smaller portions? (A little at a time)

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
2 years ago

Hello,
I would suggest you talk about a few things with your vet like a sensitive stomach diet like i/d or even try a stomach protectant like sulcralfate or even maripotent or metoclopramide. I often try medications with a diet change. Ideally a wet food diet fed in small amounts with increased frequency. Or ask about an ultrasound or even upper gi endoscopy. My point is that there are lots of options to discuss and try. I would first start with a fecal exam for intestinal parasites. Hope this helps. Let us know what happens.

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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 (@scgreco413)
2 years 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 | 3 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 (@kristamagnifico)
2 years 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 »

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Judith H. | 3 years ago
My Dog Has Indigestion. She Is An Adopted 5 Year Old Beagle/treeing Walker Coonhound…

My dog has indigestion. She is an adopted 5 year old beagle/treeing walker coonhound mix. At the vet’s direction I have been giving her 5 mg of generic pepcid at night and I split her evening meal in two, feeding the second part after her last walk so as to avoid a completely empty stomach overnight. This morning I could hear her stomach rumbling and she had no interest in eating breakfast (fyi, she eats Purina Pro Plan Savor Weight Management dry food). I gave her 5 mg pepcid. When I took her outside all she was interested in was eating grass. I deterred her but, after she wanted to go out twice more, I let her eat as much as she wanted. I was hoping she would vomit but she didn’t. She had a normal bowel movement with no grass in it. Five hours after I gave her pepcid, she is just laying about with her stomach rumbling. Is there anything else I can do for her?

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
2 years ago

Hello,
I’m afraid it is time to go back to the vet. I question the diagnosis and there seems to be little to no response to the treatment plan. If you were my patient I would probably suggest that we start with a recheck examination and some baseline diagnostics. Like bloodwork and a fecal. it sounds like nausea and anorexia but there is something that causes it. It is time to identify the cause so a better, more direct treatment plan can be found.

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Kimberly Anderson | 3 years ago
Dog Ate Sock. Should I Induce Vomiting To See If There Is Anymore

Dog ate sock. Should i induce vomiting to see if there is anymore

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
2 years ago

Hello, This is a tough one. I have had multiple clients induce vomiting and get the sock out. I have also been very worried that it will get stuck on the esophagus (which would be very bad), or that it won’t be thrown up at all. The flip side is that a sock can and might cause an intestinal obstruction. Which will require surgery. This can be expensive so we talk about all of these worries and then decide what the owner wants to do. I strongly recommend that you call your vet or the pet poison helpline for advice.… Read more »

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Sarah (@scgreco413)
2 years ago

Good morning-
Sorry you’re dealing with a situation first thing. If you think that you have all of the sock, I would just monitor. If you’re pretty sure there is still some sock left, you can try vomiting, but my concern would be if it gets stuck in the dog’s throat…. I think I might still make a phone call to the vet though, just to be safe, and see what they advise.

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JoAnn Sevey | 3 years ago
My Friend Took Her Kitten To The Vet This Morning To Get Spayed. When She…

My friend took her kitten to the vet this morning to get spayed. When she went back to pick her up the vet told her the cat vomited 10 minutes after surgery & the vomit went into her lungs… Is this
a common thing that happens ?

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
2 years ago

Hello,
No in my experience this is not common. I don’t allow my clients to feed their pets for 6-12 hours before surgery. And I try to avoid using an anesthetic that can cause vomiting. I would ask your vet for more details and info and what follow up measures or precautions you should take.

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 3 years ago
Two Shots In One Day (Lepto + Lyme) Made Stella A Very Sick Pup!
Treatment Cost (USD): $297.50
We had already had the first round for both the Lepto shot and the Lyme vaccine (each done on separate visits), so this visit was to our regular vet to have the second round of both done together.   In retrospect, we realize it was just too much in a day (she also got groomed right before it), but apparently she was also having an allergic reaction to the Lyme shot (in a previous story I posted, I mentioned how the first round had made her sick).   After her visit to the vet, she seemed ok and the vet was great with everything.  However, an hour or two later she was repeatedly vomiting and really worrying us.  Our regular vet's clinic had closed already for the day, so we decided to take her for a visit to a local emergency clinic.
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Brandon Bachrach (@brandonb)
2 years ago

Hope she’s doing better now!

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Angela Murray | 3 years ago
My Cat Was An Extremely An Active Eater So Much So Her Name Is Piggy…

My cat was an extremely an active eater so much so her name is Piggy. Within the last few weeks she started vomiting a lot after drinking a lot of water after eating. In the past 2 weeks, she has completely stopped eating and drinking. She is about 7 years old. She has lost so much weight and is extremely week. I syringe fed her chicken baby food and tried kitten milk but she is not interested. I have also been trying to give her water in a syringe because she comes close to the water, but won’t drink. I recently lost my job and literally have no money. I tried to clear her bowels with vasoline and was able to remove hard stools but I don’t know what to do. I called a vet and as usual they told me to bring her in for diagnostic testing and that it could be thousands of dollars. Please help me save this poor animal. I can’t imagine losing her…..

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
2 years ago

Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your kitty and your predicament. I’m alsp very sorry to say that as much as I want to be able to provide the magic answer to solve all of her problems I cannot. There needs to be an exam and a long discussion to even begin speculating the source. I strongly suggest you call and keep calling every rescue, shelter, local cat or pet Facebook group and every pet foundation to see if someone can get your cat to be seen by a vet. I would start with an exam and felv/fiv test and… Read more »