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Experience:  Veterinarian at Sioux Nation Pet Clinic
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My cat is gagging but not throwing up and is not eating or

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my cat is gagging but not throwing up and is not eating or drinking
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your cat eat anything unusual?
Customer: i'm not sure he might of
JA: What is your cat's name and age?
Customer: linus and a year old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Linus?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 11 days ago.
Hello. This is Dr Mike. I have been practicing for 19 years and I will be happy to help you today with all of your questions. First, I would like to start with a few questions to help me better your case.

Any changes in eating, drinking, urinating, or defecating? Any underlying health problems? Any medications we are on?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
He is not on medication. He is not drinking or eating, he has been like this for about four hours
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 11 days ago.

Does he feel cool to the touch? Are his gums pale or pink?

Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 11 days ago.

Is he all indoor, or outdoor too? Current on rabies and distemper vaccines?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
his gums look pink and he is warm
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
he is up to date with vaccinations and is an outdoor cat
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
he just threw up white foam
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 11 days ago.

Does the abdomen feel tender or sore? ANy diarrhea?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
no diarrhea
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
im not sure i just felt it and it feels normal
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 11 days ago.

What have you been offering to feed him? Dry food or any canned or soft food?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
soft food
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
he had a little bit of it and then stopped
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
he has eaten a few treats
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 11 days ago.

HOw many times an hour has he been vomitting?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
mostly just gagging and he just threw up a little white foam now, but has been gagging for around four hours
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 11 days ago.

Has he eaten or drank anything during this time period?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
he ate a little bit of wet food
Expert:  Mike McIntyre replied 11 days ago.

You can also offer a little yogurt to help settle the stomach. If he continues too long and gets dehydrated then we may need to be seen at ta veterinary clinic. However if we can help to calm his GI tract, rest it, only soft food like canned food, possibly some sliced meat or poultry in small pieces. Main thing is to focus on keeping hydrated. We can keep this message open for 5 days in the events you have more questions as we move forward.