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I have a 5 year old Maine coone cat - she has been vomiting

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I have a 5 year old Maine coone cat - she has been vomiting clear and frothy fluid , copious amounts x past 6 hours - she is lethargic and doesn't want to move from crouched position- she gives a cry before vomiting
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 1 year ago.
Hi there, I'm Dr. Sara. I'm a licensed veterinarian who works exclusively with cats and dogs. I'm sorry to hear that Misty hasn't been feeling well - I'm here to help.There will be a delay of 5-10 minutes as I type out some thoughts for you~Dr. Sara
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your patience! In acute cases of vomiting in kitties, I usually recommend withholding all food and water for 12-24 hours. Just like us, when they've just finished throwing up, they're definitely not going to be interested in food for awhile, and if they are, it still might be too soon to reintroduce it. If she seems to be in significant distress, her gums are pale, or she is having any sort of trouble breathing, then I'd consider this an emergency worth seeking immediate care. Otherwise, if she's stopped vomiting and resting it's reasonable to watch her. It's definitely never wrong to call your own veterinarian and ask them if they can see her today, just in case. If she's still not eating in 12-24 hours, that'd also be reason to call the vet.It's also not unusual at all for cats to vocalize right before vomiting. It's often a very different cry than their normal melodious voices, and it's quite ominous.I hope that this helps - please let me know what other questions I can answer for you!~Dr. Sara----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My goal is to provide you with the most complete and accurate “five star” answer. If my answer isn’t what you were expecting, it’s incomplete, or you have more questions PLEASE REPLY to let me know what information you are looking for BEFORE giving me a negative rating! If my answer has been helpful to you, please show me by giving me a favorable rating. Thank you so much :)
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr Sara, Thank you but. do you think it could be just a fur ball she can't get up though she usually makes choking coughing sounds before that which she hasn't been doing.
She was very well before I went to work this am. I estimate that she has vomited 300-500 ml
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 1 year ago.
It is possible that she's working on a hairball or other foreign body - time will tell. Kitties can definitely be naughty and eat things that they shouldn't. They also can get infectious GI upsets just like we can - like a stomach virus.Thanks for the favorable rating - I appreciate that very much. Feel free to contact me again later with an update!~Dr. Sara
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 1 year ago.
You are quite welcome!~Dr. Sara

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