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February 19th 06, 08:05 PM
Our 4 year old house cat has been vomiting and refusing food for almost
a week. After a couple of vet visits ruling out obstruction in her
digestive system and blood work ok our cat keeps refusing food and most
of the forced food keeps coming up till there is nothing but a clear
jelly-like substance that she throws up, no diharrea, no high
temperature and no abdominal pain to the touch (by vet). One weird
thing....just before vomiting she would start crying loudly for a few
seconds then convoltions like symptoms, then vomit.
I can see the end of the road very near for this cat but I would try
just about anything to keep her alive, all I can do for now is keep
force feeding her tiny bits of food mixed with water a few times a day.

Please, any help or advice appreciated.

Thanks...Gil

Gail
February 19th 06, 08:23 PM
See another vet. Something is very wrong that your vet is missing.
Gail
> wrote in message
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> Our 4 year old house cat has been vomiting and refusing food for almost
> a week. After a couple of vet visits ruling out obstruction in her
> digestive system and blood work ok our cat keeps refusing food and most
> of the forced food keeps coming up till there is nothing but a clear
> jelly-like substance that she throws up, no diharrea, no high
> temperature and no abdominal pain to the touch (by vet). One weird
> thing....just before vomiting she would start crying loudly for a few
> seconds then convoltions like symptoms, then vomit.
> I can see the end of the road very near for this cat but I would try
> just about anything to keep her alive, all I can do for now is keep
> force feeding her tiny bits of food mixed with water a few times a day.
>
> Please, any help or advice appreciated.
>
> Thanks...Gil
>

Switch
February 19th 06, 09:39 PM
wrote:
> Our 4 year old house cat has been vomiting and refusing food for almost
......
> Please, any help or advice appreciated.
>
> Thanks...Gil

after several vet visits, i offer no magical answer

consider this

I am willing to bet that you will go 2-3 days with little to no food to
speak of

that's all...cat is emulating what they've seen

cat is nervous

it be alright

Alison
February 20th 06, 05:13 PM
> wrote in message
oups.com...
> Our 4 year old house cat has been vomiting and refusing food for almost
> a week. After a couple of vet visits ruling out obstruction in her
> digestive system and blood work ok our cat keeps refusing food and most
> of the forced food keeps coming up till there is nothing but a clear
> jelly-like substance that she throws up, no diharrea, no high
> temperature and no abdominal pain to the touch (by vet). One weird
> thing....just before vomiting she would start crying loudly for a few
> seconds then convoltions like symptoms, then vomit.
> I can see the end of the road very near for this cat but I would try
> just about anything to keep her alive, all I can do for now is keep
> force feeding her tiny bits of food mixed with water a few times a day.
>
> Please, any help or advice appreciated.
>
> Thanks...Gil>>.>

Its difficult and upsetting when your vet can't find anything wrong with
your cat and she is still ill.
How did your vet rule out any obstruction. Did your vet do any scans or x-
rays?
Alison

Kelcey via CatKB.com
February 20th 06, 06:40 PM
>Our 4 year old house cat has been vomiting and refusing food for almost
>a week. After a couple of vet visits ruling out obstruction in her
>digestive system and blood work ok our cat keeps refusing food and most
>of the forced food keeps coming up till there is nothing but a clear
>jelly-like substance that she throws up, no diharrea, no high
>temperature and no abdominal pain to the touch (by vet). One weird
>thing....just before vomiting she would start crying loudly for a few
>seconds then convoltions like symptoms, then vomit.

Get her to another vet NOW. The one you have is missing something.

Kelcey

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Rene S.
February 20th 06, 10:24 PM
I agree--see another vet. However, make sure you get copies of all your
records to bring to the new place (ie bloodwork, x-rays, etc.)

February 22nd 06, 12:13 PM
<<<<I am willing to bet that you will go 2-3 days with little to no
food to
<<<<speak of that's all...cat is emulating what they've seen cat is
nervous it be alright >>>>>>>>>

Well, not sure if it was nerves, after almost a week of not eating and
vomiting the cat stopped vomiting
we force fed her a couple of times and as of yesterday, she started
eating small amounts of food on her own.

Could it had been some kind of bug maybe that felines get?

I want to thank all for the replies and advice.

Gil

Tracey
February 22nd 06, 09:23 PM
We had a scare about a month ago with our two cats. First Goofy wasn't
eating much or going to the bathroom and we would find spots where he
got sick every day. He was eating a little, then throwing it up. We
took him to the vet after a couple of days and they did an x-ray and
ruled out an obstruction. They thought he was just "stopped up" and
gave him 1/2 bottle of laxatone. He threw that up after a few hours
too, but another day and a half later he just started eating and going
to the litter box just fine. Our best guess is that he just had a
stomach bug of some sort.

About 4 days into our scare with Goofy, our other cat Sassy stopped
eating. She never gets hairballs or anything and has a great appetite
so this was really unusual, especially with Goofy being sick too. We
took her to the vet and they couldn't find anything obstructed with her
either. Two days later she eventually threw up a pine needle that was
about 2 1/2" long and in one piece! She's back to her normal self,
thankfully.

In both cases they were drinking plenty of fluids, you need to be
really attentive to if they are drinking or not. They can get
dehydrated really quickly. I would definately get a 2nd opinion.
Especially since this has been going on over a week. Do you see a
regular vet, or one that specializes in felines? You may want to see
if there is a specialist in your area, it's my experience that they
have more extensive training in conditions that are unique to felines.

Good luck, keep us updated!

Tracey

LMR via CatKB.com
February 23rd 06, 12:44 AM
>Well, not sure if it was nerves, after almost a week of not eating and
>vomiting the cat stopped vomiting
>we force fed her a couple of times and as of yesterday, she started
>eating small amounts of food on her own.

I trust your vet told you that it is very dangerous for a cat to quit eating
altogether even for a couple of days? That is how they can get hepatic
lipidosis (fatty liver disease). Overweight cats are the most at risk but it
can happen to any cat. Please talk to your vet about this. Here's a few
links:

http://www.vetinfo.com/cencyclopedia/cehepatlip.html
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_hepatic_lipidosis.html
http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?ID=42&sid=2

LMR

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Paige, Chloe & Webber
February 24th 06, 03:33 AM
Our 6 year old female had the same problem 6 weeks ago. The vet did
blood-work and everything looked fine. She had not eaten for about 4
days, but continued to drink. Would vomit everyday (just foam
mostly...stomach acid I guess). BTW-the crying is usual for cats
before they vomit, however it sounds awful...moaning! The vet gave us
laxatone thinking that she was constipated (she had not had a bowel
movement in about 4-5 days either) and some cat food that is like
pudding to force feed her with a syringe. The laxatone cleared her out
but it wasn't until a couple days later that she started to eat again
without us force feeding her like a baby.

I'm glad everything is ok now with your cat. It's amazing how awful
they can seem and then get better!

Paige