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Your cat may not need to be hospitalized unless it has been vomiting very severely and needs immediate fluid therapy. After the initial treatment you will need to work with your veterinarian, keeping track of your cat's response to the diet and/or medications that have been prescribed and letting your veterinarian know so that adjustments can be made as needed.
If your cat becomes very dehydrated or begins vomiting severely again, take it to the veterinary hospital immediately for surveillance and fluid therapy.
You should return with your cat to the veterinarian weekly for complete blood counts, and then return every four to six weeks if your pet is on drugs (i.e., Azathioprine, chlorambucil), which suppress bone marrow (since blood cells are produced in the bone marrow). Diagnostic work-ups should be done with each visit, and another sample of the stomach for analysis at a laboratory should be considered if signs of stomach inflammation decrease, but do not entirely go away.
Be sure not to give any painkillers to your cat on your own, unless your veterinarian has specifically prescribed them and then only as prescribed. Avoid any foods that cause stomach irritation or allergic response in your cat. If you have any questions ask your veterinarian to help you to create a meal plan while your cat is recovering.
In addition, do not let your pet roam freely, as it may eat whatever it wants to eat and will be vulnerable to chemical and environmental toxins and parasites.
The process in which a needle is inserted into tissue to remove tissue
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A medical condition in which the stomach becomes inflamed
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
The fluid created by the liver that helps food in the stomach to be digested.
Any substance with the potential to produce an allergic reaction in an animal prone to such a reaction.
A type of instrument that is used to look inside the body