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Old 12-27-2012, 06:47   #1
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Any vets out there?

Taking the cat to the vet this morning. Spent some time in chat room with an online vet a few minutes ago. Seemed to give some good advice, but the cat needs a hands on vet right now.

Any other input from the symptoms below?

Cat is puking and cannot keep anything down.

It started before Christmas trees and decorations went up. He started to reject the wet food we had always given him. Would puke it up. No other symptoms. Seemed fine. But there was always puke and alot of time hairballs.

Switched him to plain tuna/salmon for a few weeks and it seemed to work. Then that started coming back up.

Stopped the wet food completely. Seemed to work for a week but then that started coming up also. Always with a lot of hairballs.

Put him on a diet of broth with Chicken and rice. Puked.

Broth with 5 grains of rice and a few shavings of chicken. Puked

Boiled chicken brest broth with no rice. Puked

A couple of teaspoons of above...maybe kept that down for half the night, but he did puke (hairball small) so that came up also.

He exhibits NO symptoms, not lethargic, maybe less meowing (he used to be obnoxious around feeding time and now he just stares you down). My wife thinks he is grooming more.

Litterbox has barely been used for 4 days. I am taking him to the vet this morning. Just thought I would toss this out as a 2nd opinion.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:57   #2
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Some sort of bowel obstruction? If it were a large dog, I'd think its stomach had turned over (have had 2 friend's dogs do that). Sounds like a trip to the vet is indeed in order.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:59   #3
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Tinsel?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:05   #4
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No tinsel in the house. This started early December before the tree and decorations came out or that would have been my first guess.

Was thinking obstruction also.

Can't get into the vet until this evening. Guess they are short staffed today.

Going to keep trying light broth until then. At least he has a chance of something getting into his system before he pukes it up.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:38   #5
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Sorry to hear this.

Have you brought any new house plants in to the environment over the past month or so? Something that the cat may keep eating off and on but you haven't noticed?

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Old 12-27-2012, 09:53   #6
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You don't want to be a plant in my house...no greenthumbs here. It is the kiss of death so there is nothing inside that he would eat. He is an indoor only cat also so he didn't get into anything outside.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:09   #7
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OK then. I think I agree with bowel obstruction or constipation.

Something you can try, not pretty but may help till you get to the vet. Lock yourself and the cat in the bathroom and use a children's size Fleet enema.

If you're uncertain about this, call the vet for some over the phone advice. I can depend on where the obstruction is.

We'll keep a good thought for you.

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