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Yetta Adams | 3 years ago
Sushi Is My 12-year Old Cat With An Inoperable Cancerous Tumor. Last Weekend She Stopped…

Sushi is my 12-year old cat with an inoperable cancerous tumor. Last weekend she stopped eating and was vomiting bile. At the vet’s, her bloodwork showed high kidney and creatinine levels. After three days on an IV, her kidney levels returned to normal, but the creatinine remained high, confirming her cancer diagnosis. While the vet said she had been eating well in the office, since she came home three days ago, she has not eaten at all. We’ve tried everything: k/d wet and hard food, chicken and rice, her regular food, baby food, tuna, and Fresh Pet, but she hasn’t eaten anything, although she is drinking water. Sushi is very lethargic and stays in her hiding place most of the time. We go back to the vet in the morning, but I hate to put her through another stay at the vet’s if the results may be the same. Can anyone give me advice as to what I should do? I cannot stand the fact that she may be suffering.

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Sarah (@scgreco413)
3 years ago

Good morning. I’m so sorry about your cat. I am sure you must be struggling with “what should I do? Can I do more? Can I do anything?” I think a truthful conversation with your vet this morning is important. We had to put one of our dogs down this past June because of cancer. He was a trooper and we made him comfortable as long as we could, but finally in June, he just told us it was time. He stopped eating, even when I tried to hand feed, he wouldn’t come off his bed unless he absolutely had… Read more »

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Chris Taylor | 3 years ago
My Male Cat Has Been Vomiting 1 To 2 Times A Day For About 1…

My male cat has been vomiting 1 to 2 times a day for about 1 week. He also has dry skin at his back.

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

Hello,
I’m not sure if these are related but I think that based on the vomiting frequency it i is a good idea to talk to your vet. Lots of things can cause vomiting and the sooner it is addressed the better your cats prognosis is. Good luck. Let us know what the vet says.

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Jay Parsons | 3 years ago
My Dog Duke Hasn’t Eaten Or Drank In 36 Hours And Has Diarrhea. His Stomach…

My dog Duke hasn’t eaten or drank in 36 hours and has diarrhea. His stomach is gurgling and he’s dehydrated. He drinks water but throws it up within 5 minutes and has no appetite. What could be his problem?

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

Best of luck to you !! Thank you for the update.

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Sarah (@scgreco413)
3 years ago

Hello-
This is an emergency. There could be a multitude of reasons for his distress, but you will need blood work, a thorough examination and tests to find out the cause. Please get him to an emergency vet or your own vet if they are open RIGHT AWAY.

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Laura (@lauramiedzianowski)
3 years ago

Yep, 48 hours without eating or drinking is an emergency. What did the ER find when you took him in last night?

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Anna Darargeh | 3 years ago
Towson Pet ER
Treatment Cost (USD): $12500.00
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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Truly. I hope that your pup is better and I hope that we can find a way to offer more help to more people who need it so we can save more pets. I would like to hear more about who offered to help with your pets care and maybe we can assist with this? you can call the clinic for an appointment or email me. best of luck to you all,
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Alexandra Fishman (@alliefish)
2 years ago

Hey Anna!

I was just reading through the stories and I wanted to clarify one thing for you. The standard for a criminal case is beyond a reasonable doubt (somewhere around 95%) as we don’t want to throw innocent people in prison. The standard for a civil case, which this would most likely be, is only “a preponderance of evidence” or more likely than not (anything over 50%). This is not that high of a standard and is a lot easier to meet.

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Elizabeth Mullins | 3 years ago
My Cat Has Been Vomiting Consistently (every Day Or Every Other) For 10-14 Days. At…

My cat has been vomiting consistently (every day or every other) for 10-14 days. At first it was just food, but now it’s just bile. She seems a bit more lethargic than usual, has paler gums, and is drinking more water than usual. I don’t know if I should take her to the ER or wait till tomorrow…Help?

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

If your vet is open today see them. See someone today. I suspect an exam, bloodwork and radiographs are warranted. It might be more affordable at your vets office.

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Sarah (@scgreco413)
3 years ago

I agree. As she hasn’t been vomiting for a long periods of time and now it seems worse, I would consider 5s a true emergency and get her to the vet right away.

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Laura (@lauramiedzianowski)
3 years ago

I would consider this an emergency, particularly considering how long you’ve let this go on.

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Laura (@lauramiedzianowski)
3 years ago

Dr. Magnifico’s comment didn’t post, but it showed up in email. She said, ” If your vet is open today see them. See someone today. I suspect an exam, bloodwork and radiographs are warranted. It might be more affordable at your vets office.”

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Laura (@lauramiedzianowski)
3 years ago

and now her comment is there.

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Jenna Kelly | 3 years ago
I Have A 2 Year Old German Shepherd/Doberman Mix Who Dry Heaves/gags Or Throws Up…

I have a 2 year old German Shepherd/Doberman mix who dry heaves/gags or throws up when she gets to the tops of the stairs at night. She’s very active and we changed her diet about 3 months ago to fix her previous vomiting issue. We did nutriscan and she’s been doing awesome on the new diet, but still continues to do this at night when we go up the stairs. Any idea what could be the issue?

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3 years ago

I agree with Dr. Magnifico – Doberman Pinschers, at least, are VERY prone to cardiac problems. It kills over half our breed. Please, call your vet, call a cardiologist, get your hands on a holter and get an echocardiogram done. More information: https://dpca.org/PublicEd/the-doberman/health/genetic-diseases/dilated-cardiomyopathy/

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3 years ago

Jenna, vWD has nothing to do with cardiomyopathy (though it’s REALLY GOOD you did that test). Please, read the link I provided and call the vet about it.

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

Heart disease? Has she been to the vet? Please go asap

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

She needs to see a vet. If she has heart disease they can explain the pathopysiology of the process. It is beyond what we can provide here. If you want to learn about it you can search for “why do pets cough with heart disease”. You will get lots of info. Coughing and vomiting can be related.

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Missy Otta | 3 years ago
Hi. My 12 Year Old Cat,Lola, Has Stage 2 Kidney Disease (according To The Blood…

Hi. My 12 year old cat,Lola, has stage 2 kidney disease (according to the blood work). She has lost almost 3 lbs since July. She has not eaten dry food for a month. Lately she prefers the gravy from her wet food only but the last couple days has been eating some of the wet food (not much). Two Fridays ago she received a fluid treatment and an anti nausea shot. For the last 4 days she has vomited at least once a day, usually in the early morning. Today she has thrown up 2 times and has had smelly diarrhea twice within 7 hours. She has been eating Friskies brand food. I did just give her some kidney diet food and she ate it. She has slept a lot but still is bossy, purring and wanting attention. She has a vet appointment on Monday night but I was wondering if I should bringing her into a vet hospital or can I wait until her appointment? Thank you!

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Sarah (@scgreco413)
3 years ago

If she is eating and drinking from time to time and still awake and playful, then you could probably wait until tomorrow. But I would call the vet first thing in the morning and tell them what is going on. They may bump her appointment up. Also, if she worsens IN ANY way, I would go to an ER vet right away. IT also might behoove you to bring your paperwork with you to the ER vet so they have a basis on what they are working with. Hope this helps.

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

I agree with Sarah. Although I always prefer to play it safe than be sorry. And it is very hard to assess without seeing the patient in person. Sending you best wishes. I hope she is feeling better soon

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Fred Villanueva | 3 years ago
My Miniature Schnauzer Has Been Vomiting Daily, And Has Light/pale Pink Colored Gums. She Has…

My miniature schnauzer has been vomiting daily, and has light/pale pink colored gums. She has vomited semi-solid, but mostly a yellow or clear liquid (sometimes with some foam). Today, however, I believe she vomited her stomach’s fluids (green colored). After vomiting, she loses energy. She has lost weight and doesn’t eat her food in the period of time she used to. We thought it was gastritis, but when we changed her food to one that helps her digestion, it didn’t have any effect on her! What could she have?

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Sarah (@scgreco413)
3 years ago

Hello- I am sorry about your dog. You should get her to a vet right away. From the sounds of it, she is very dehydrated and has gone from bad to worse. Your vet will do a thorough examination and be able to help you better with regard to what is wrong and how to fix it. Good luck.

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3 years ago

Small dogs dehydrate quickly. Please, get her to the vet ASAP…this morning, if at all possible.

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

I agree with Laura and Sarah. Please see a vet immediately. I would want your pup to have a thorough exam. A fecal sample sent to the lab for analaysis of intestinal parasites (these are often not visible in the feces by the naked eye), and bloodwork done to check for liver disease, pancreatitis and even a maldigestion profile. Schnauzers are notorious for liver ailments and pancreatitis. Please don’t wait any longer. The longer you wait the harder these cases can be to resolve. Good luck.

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Dinakara Gunarathne | 3 years ago
Hi Doctor. I Got A Pet Dog. It’s Very Small Still. Recently It Stopped Eating…

Hi doctor. I got a pet dog. It’s very small still. Recently it stopped eating. Doesn’t play also. Health doesn’t look good either. It’s face is dull. Also vomited today. Is there anything to do doctor?

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

Please see a veterinarian immediately.

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Jasmine Matney | 3 years ago
Hi, I Suspect My Cat Sapphire Has Hookworms And I Just Wanna Know If I’m…

Hi, I suspect my cat Sapphire has hookworms and I just wanna know if I’m right. She doesn’t really gain or loose weight, sometimes has weezing and irregular breathing, though these symtoms all interchange with one another. When one stop another symtom starts, and repeats. She also vomits at least once a month. I have looked and never seen anything in her vomit or feces. Also twice I gave found diarea that is mixed with blood. Do you think she could have hookworms. She is three years of age currently. Thank you!

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3 years ago

I wouldn’t want to guess. I’d get the cat to the vet, get her checked, and get her on appropriate medication.

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

Hello, Hookworms are easily diagnosed with submitting a fecal sample to your vet. Please don’t guess based on these clinical signs. I also wonder if she is spayed? And what you feed her? I think that a trip to your vet can answer all of your concerns and get her on a path of more definitive helpful asssistance. An exam at my clinic is $50 and a fecal about $40. Start here. Have her spayed and keep her on a good high quality food.

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

Your cat needs a vet. Call every rescue and shelter. Pawn something. Give up your cell phone, computer, whatever. She needs to be seen. ASAP.