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I’ve got a Bengal cat who cannot keep any food down, it’s

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Hi, I’ve got a Bengal cat who cannot keep any food down
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. Does the vomit look liquidy or foamy? Is there food in it?
Customer: it’s foamy and yellow
JA: Could the Bengal have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: no
JA: What's the Bengal's name and age?
Customer: Rosie and she is 6
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Rosie?
Customer: we tried her on raw food recently she has been poorly since then
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm so sorry to hear Rosie is unwell and appreciate your concern.When did this start?Any other signs such as dry gums, lethargy or diarrhoea?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Hi, there has been a cat being sick for the last couple of days but I’ve been away on business so a friend has been with them
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Rosie is very lethargic
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I’ve popped some honey on her gums and syringe fed her some water
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
She hasn’t thrown either up but she is looking very thin, her eyes are dull
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.
I am personally unable to make calls but am happy to continue talking via typing if that's OK.The lethargy is a real concern as she may be dehydrated and have low blood sugar at this stage.The fact she has lost weight is a red flag.If she cannot hold down food or water and doesn't have energy, it is important she is seen by a vet.We would consider e.g. pancreatitis, triaditis, a gut obstruction, infection etc. Unfortunately, her sifns aren't specific.The vet will examine her and may run some tests such as a blood test and abdominal scan.Treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g fluids, anti nausea medicine and antibiotics.Unfortunately honey and syringes of water (while a sensible idea) aren't likely to help if she is is poorly.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
that’s fine
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Sorry- just trying to do anything to help her at this hour
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.
Absolutely, I completely understand.If you need the number for your nearest emergency clinic please send me your postcode.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
She was ok when I got in earlier (chatty etc)
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
But then I noticed that she was looking poorly and watched her throw up chicken and rice
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.
Bless her, it sounds as though she has gotten unwell quickly.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I’ll take her to the vets tomorrow first thing. Is there anything I can do for her now?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
hence my worry for her
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I’m a single mum with a young child who is in bed. I can’t take her now :(
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** moment.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.

Unfortunately we are limit4ed at home, other than encouraging her to eat a small, bland meal and to drink plenty.

The sooner she can be seen the better.

01217053044 is the 24 hour Solihull number.

The sooner she is seen the better.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thanks so much. I’m ringing now
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.

This window will remain open so please do let me know if there is anything else.

Wishing Rosie all the very best.