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My cat has just vomited, about 10 minutes after doing a nice

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My cat has just vomited, about 10 minutes after doing a nice looking poo. There was a long hair ‘sausage’ in the vomit along with dry food and bile. I am concerned about the food that was vomited up along with the hairball and wonder whether that is considered normal. Unfortunately, I did not remove his food and he ate about 20 minutes after he vomited. He has not since vomited.
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your cat will be able to digest that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your cat?
Customer: He is on a special dry food diet, after having been diagnosed with IBS two years ago. The last time he vomited a hair ball was about a year ago.

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Yes this is hairball

I can give you some suggestions to manage this and the vomiting, okay?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Should we be concerned about this? He was meowing before it happened and then went into the litterbox, but food and bile came up along with it- is that normal?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
He hasnt vomited since ans he is hungry so he had some of his dry food

Well this is not normal per se

But we can manage it

Lets give pepcid AC at 1/2 of a 10mg tablet 2X daily

No food till tonight

Then meat based baby food

Add 1 tsp canned pumpkin to each meal

Give hairball remedy at 1 inch 2X daily

Update me tonight

Paul

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Sorry, I have no idea what these things are; we are in London, in the UK and it is night time already. Is it normal that food would come up with a hair ball?

Pepcid AC is Famotodine- chemist will have it OTC

Meat based baby food- market will have it- as it is for babies

Hairball formula- pet store

Canned pumpkin- you can skip this

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