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She is a 8 month old cat she keeps vomiting and just started

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She is a 8 month old cat she keeps vomiting and just started having diorehha
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Does the vomit look liquidy or foamy? Is there food in it?
Customer: earlier on it was food in the Vomit now she vomited three times and it’s foamy shes refusing to eat
JA: Could she have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: not too sure. She’s been going outdoors for the past month She was an indoor cat till 6-7 months. Then we allowed her out
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she’s around 8 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Kiki?
Customer: nothing that I’m aware of
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Kiki.

Did this all start today?

Is she spayed and up to date with her vaccines and wormer?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
This started today yes that’s correct
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
She’s had her double vaccine and she’s been spaded and chipped
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Thank you for confirming.

And has she been wormed in the last few months too?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
She’s been wormed like 2 months ago
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Thank you, good.

Are her gums pink and wet?

Any fast breathing or abdominal bloating?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
gums are pink and wet
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
No fast breathing
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Not bloated either
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I can’t tell if it’s bloated to be fair
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
She isn’t liking it when I’m touching her stomach.
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Are you still there ?
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Yes, I am just typing.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Have you recently changed her diet?

Any chance she has eaten something toxic such as a human medicine, plant or raisins or something indigestible such as plastic, wool or string?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Nope her food and diet remains the same. She does go out doors so I’m unsure on what she’s eaten outside if she has ?
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

I understand, ok.

I am just typing my reply now which will take a few minutes.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
No worries
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Kiki's signs of vomiting and diarrhoea accompanied by a reduced appetite could have several causes including:

  • A viral or bacterial gastroenteritis
  • Dietary indiscretion (eating something she shouldn't have)
  • Heat stroke
  • Pancreatitis
  • A gut obstruction
  • A toxin ingestion
  • Etc.

As her gums are pink and wet and she has no other signs, it should be ok to monitor from home for now.

Offer water and keep a close eye on her.

In the morning, offer a small portion of chicken and rice to see if she can hold this down.

If she continues to be unwell, a vet visit is best.

They will examine her and may run some tests such as a blood test or abdominal scan if concerned.

Her treatment will depend on what is found and may include e.g. fluids, anti nausea medicine or antibiotics.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Ok thank you. I literally found the same information online. Wasn’t worth the £5
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Unfortunately when all we know is that Kiki is vomiting and passing diarrhoea, there are a number of things that could be going on.

I have ruled out a range of things by talking with you and asking questions, but we cannot rule out the listed possibilities unless she is checked over and/or some tests are run.

I am happy to tell you she does not need emergency care as she is well hydrated and stable.

I have advised on what we need to do both today and tomorrow.

I am available 24 hours so you can check back in and continue to answer questions over the next few days.

I believe this adds more value than a static web page or Google. If you are not happy with my reply, please let me know how I can be of further help.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Hi there, how is Kiki doing today?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.

I hope Kiki is now back to normal and please let me know if there is anything else.

Take care,