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What was the name of the hand cream, or do you know the ingredients?
How often has she vomited since licking the hand cream?
I wasn't sure if I was going to hear back from you or not, so I wanted to give you some information before I log off for the next hour. In most cases, these hand creams are not going to be toxic, but it really depends on the ingredients. If ingested in larger amounts, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea and lack of appetite. I have read of a few cases where they developed fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema). I am not sure exactly what was in those lotions. Some essential oils can be very toxic to cats. Judging on what you are describing, though, I would highly recommend getting her seen by a vet tonight to make sure there is nothing more serious than an upset stomach. At the very least, they can give her something strong to stop the vomiting and give some fluids for dehydration perk her up. There is nothing you can give for vomiting at home that would be considered safe and effective. The other chronic vomiting and weight issues may be more related to an underlying pancreatitis, liver problem or inflammatory bowel disease. Some cats can have two or all three issues at the same time. She needs full blood work, but I would highly recommend running a gastroitnestinal blood panel that will look closer at pancreatic issues and potential inflammatory bowel disease. I would also run a fecal exam on her and check her leukemia and feline AIDs status if not already done. She may need an ultrasound or biopsy to get the full picture on what is going on, though. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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