my poor kitty :^(

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  1. Wrighty

    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    We’ve had many, many cats. Quite a few of them, once they reach around 10 years old, seem to develop tummies that can’t take a lot of food in one go. Feed them first thing, they clear their dish and within 10 minutes throw it all back pretty-as it went down, undigested. We then feed them smaller portions and more on demand than scheduled.

    Glad to see you’re getting it checked out, we always do / did if it persists for more than a week or so, but my experience is that it’s often just the thing we call ‘getting on a bit’. Hope he’s fine, it’s always a worry.
     
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    Can't really add anything more than whats already been said but hope it's a temporary illness.
     
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    Our Ziggy vomits occasionally, we had her at the vet's a few times over it but they can't find anything wrong. On one visit, they did a full blood test which revealed slightly low levels low levels of sodium and potassium so she had to take some drops in her food to boost these levels up. Seemed to help but she still vomits sometimes but not as much.

    She does seem to gobble her food and when she vomits it is just undigested food, so we have now cut back to giving her smaller portions more often and that seems to help.

    Good wishes to kitty from me and Ziggy :thumb:

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    Best wishes for recovery and meows from my two little girls.
     
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    Stay safe kitty and get better
     
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    :( I hope it's nothing serious and the vomiting will stop.
     
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    Cats are prone to vomiting for a variety of reasons. Some not serious, others are.

    Hopefully the vet can sort it out. Our Hemi went thru a couple periods like that midlife that just went way on their own - vet was unable to find anything specific. He lived a ripe age, years past those times, before passing recently in his 18th year.

    Sometimes they get jammed up with a hairball that won't clear, and need a laxative to clear the pipes - - has litterbox output been normal?

    thoughts and prayers up for your fur buddy.
     
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    Pickles, fluffs and Leroy send kitty best wishes
     
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    Usually removing carpets in the house significantly lowers the cat’s urge to vomit.
    Hopefully it’s just that
     
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    I wouldn't sweat the additional drinking as it may just be a "reaction" of the vomiting. Lose all your fluids; take more in. Let the vet tell you when it's time to worry about that. Excessive water drinking associated with several ailments including diabetes, but the blood tests should find those... along with the suggestion of possible kidney issues. That's usually obvious in the blood and/or urine tests.

    Hopefully they find the issue soon. Good luck to your kitty.
     
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    Hope you and the vet find out what it is and your cat gets well soon.

    As already said, it can have a number of causes.

    They can also develop allergies to certain proteins in food (one of mine did). But that would likely also lead to excessive scratching and fur issues.
     
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    Fingers crossed for your buddy!
     
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    Hope all is well. Healing vibes from Olive, the mog on the log. moglog.jpg
     
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    assuming you have a good, thorough vet and parasites have been ruled out, one thing you can try, very low risk (i think), and should be easily found in WA is CBD for animals... i use CBD on my old dog and she likes it a lot. besides for the olive oil medium which all sentient beings worship, it can stimulate appetite, help with nausea, and generally reduce stress... you can even find some that has a tiny smdige of THC in it - vetmd is the brand i get for my dog and i consulted with my wildlife vet re: the low risk and she agreed there wasnt a real downside. I've tried using it for other ailments, without much conclusive, except that it did nothing for a hit by car fox with chronic neurological troubles - but GI issues, hip pain and stress, definitely works well...


    i hope you get to the bottom of it soon... puking is dehydrating so as others pointed out, definitely want to track hydration... skin elasticity (eyelids return to normal position quickly) and capillary refill time (press a finger against one of their gums, and watch the skin turn back to pink from white) are two easy ways to check... less elasticity or longer refill times mean dehydration... ropey saliva (in back of mouth) or a tacky rather than moist mouth are other clinical signs.

    good luck to you both!
     
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    Positive thoughts and purrs from Ellie ( aka the fluff ball) in Mukilteo.
     
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    Hmmm... he didn't throw up yesterday or today so far...

    Litterbox OK, the vet asked that too.

    All hardwood.

    Greetings Olive!

    Thanks for the insight!
     
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    I'll repeat my well wishes for the Kitteh! :)

    My Kitty was a puke monster on occasion. No cause was ever found. Getting her to the vet was a real chore.
     
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    Just saw this - hope things are looking up for him!
     
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    Black kitty big belly bam belam
    We stole this stray cat from the street this summer.
    I am sure never in his wildest dreams he would have thought he would be in bed with a big bad dog.
    They both send good vibes to your kitty

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    Hope it goes away on its own .Best of luck.