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Q. My cat is frequently vomiting whenever he drinks water and also not even eating his food. He is becoming weaker. Please help me, I am worried.

Answered By
ANGEL ALVARADO

A. Withhold food for 12-24 hours. Allow small amounts of water or unflavored PediaLyte. Resume feeding a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). Feed in small, frequent amounts waiting at least one hour between feedings. Serve warm or mix in a teaspoon of baby food to stimulate the appetite. If the vomiting stops, transition slowly to the regular diet. If not or if the appetite does not return, see your veterinarian. Lab work (CBC, chemistry profile, urinalysis) may shed some light on his condition. Cats who do not eat for 3+ days are at risk of serious liver related complications. Supportive care may be indicated until he is eating on his own again.


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