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Hello there. I am Dr.Paul Brazzell, and I am delighted to help you today.
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How many times has she vomited?
And she does vomit up hairballs sometimes?
Without the information I requested, I can only give you a general answer, but I hope this helps.
It is important to know that hairballs are not a disease but rather a clinical sign. They almost always indicate an underlying problem, such as delayed gastric emptying, inflammatory bowel disease, or gastric ulceration. As such, we must find out what the underlying problem is here to treat this and prevent it from happening again. I would recommend taking Tilly in for an examination and possibly abdominal x-rays or ultrasound. At the same time, you can discuss some of the aforementioned treatment options and the possible underlying causes for the vomiting.
Medications to increase stomach emptying, hypoallergenic diets, and gastroprotectants are just some of the options. In the interim, you can give 1 inch of a gel hairball remedy twice daily.
Please get back to me with additional details so that I can assist you further.
Dr. Paul Brazzell