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Old February 16th 06, 05:55 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Hi,

Just getting a bit concerned about my 15 year old "Q". Recently he has been
unable to keep food down, or water. He will eat or drink but then within
about 20 minutes he sicks it back up. He also dry retches periodically and
nothing comes out aside from a bit of hair and bile. He has always had a
dicky stomach and tended to vomit up the first meal after a rest (overnight
sleep) but this is getting scary and he's lost a lot of weight. He has also
become very affectionate.

The vet could not find any sign of a problem (no lumps and normal
temperature etc) and has pumped him with what I assume are anti-biotics and
steroids which seemed to work immediately afterwards as he kept a meal down
but is back to being sick all over the house now.

He is booked in to have some blood taken for a full bloodwork on Friday
morning but I wonder if anyone can give me an idea what the likely problem
could be? Kidneys? Liver? Cancer? Either way I get a feeling in my bones
he's not long for this earth now.

--

Niel H


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Old February 16th 06, 06:00 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Niel Humphreys"
wrote:

Just getting a bit concerned about my 15 year old "Q". Recently he
has been unable to keep food down, or water. He will eat or drink
but then within about 20 minutes he sicks it back up. He also dry
retches periodically and nothing comes out aside from a bit of
hair and bile. He has always had a dicky stomach and tended to
vomit up the first meal after a rest (overnight sleep) but this is
getting scary and he's lost a lot of weight. He has also become
very affectionate.

The vet could not find any sign of a problem (no lumps and normal
temperature etc) and has pumped him with what I assume are
anti-biotics and steroids which seemed to work immediately
afterwards as he kept a meal down but is back to being sick all
over the house now.


If you have the time, try feeding him a little bit at a time
frequently. Even if you can't do it forever, try it for a few days.
If you do, please report your results.

Good luck.
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Old February 16th 06, 10:30 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Niel Humphreys"
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Just getting a bit concerned about my 15 year old "Q". Recently he
has been unable to keep food down, or water. He will eat or drink
but then within about 20 minutes he sicks it back up. He also dry
retches periodically and nothing comes out aside from a bit of
hair and bile. He has always had a dicky stomach and tended to
vomit up the first meal after a rest (overnight sleep) but this is
getting scary and he's lost a lot of weight. He has also become
very affectionate.

The vet could not find any sign of a problem (no lumps and normal
temperature etc) and has pumped him with what I assume are
anti-biotics and steroids which seemed to work immediately
afterwards as he kept a meal down but is back to being sick all
over the house now.


If you have the time, try feeding him a little bit at a time
frequently. Even if you can't do it forever, try it for a few days.
If you do, please report your results.



Thanks, I free feed my 4 cats so there is always food in a bowl for them
(Hills science plan) so he doesn't really like being given food when I want
him to eat. They get a tin of soft in the mornings & I put a little bowl in
front of him where he was sleeping just now. He woke up, turned his nose up,
got up and puked some bile by the door (caught it on a sheet of A3
fortunately).
--

Niel H


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Old February 16th 06, 11:16 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Thanks, I free feed my 4 cats so there is always food in a bowl for them
(Hills science plan) so he doesn't really like being given food when I want
him to eat. They get a tin of soft in the mornings & I put a little bowl in
front of him where he was sleeping just now. He woke up, turned his nose up,
got up and puked some bile by the door (caught it on a sheet of A3
fortunately).


Could he be having acid reflux?

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Old February 16th 06, 07:31 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Niel Humphreys" admin sznzozwzdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk
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"John Doe" jdoe usenet.love.invalid wrote in message



The vet could not find any sign of a problem (no lumps and
normal temperature etc) and has pumped him with what I assume
are anti-biotics and steroids which seemed to work immediately
afterwards as he kept a meal down but is back to being sick all
over the house now.


If you have the time, try feeding him a little bit at a time
frequently. Even if you can't do it forever, try it for a few
days. If you do, please report your results.



Thanks, I free feed my 4 cats so there is always food in a bowl
for them (Hills science plan) so he doesn't really like being
given food when I want him to eat.


How does his preference have anything to do with you trying to stop
his frequent barfing?


They get a tin of soft in the mornings & I put a little bowl in
front of him where he was sleeping just now. He woke up, turned
his nose up, got up and puked some bile by the door (caught it on
a sheet of A3 fortunately).


At the slightest sign, I can wake up from a dead sleep, grab a
Styrofoam plate, and get to where my cat is going to barf.

Your experience sounded exactly like mine, including multiple cats
and free feeding (or feeding a lot at one time. Feeding my cat very small amounts frequently
appears to be working. About one more week of trial and
that will prove it. Too bad you have twice as many cats.







--

Niel H



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Old February 16th 06, 08:25 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Niel Humphreys" admin sznzozwzdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk
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Thanks, I free feed my 4 cats so there is always food in a bowl
for them (Hills science plan) so he doesn't really like being
given food when I want him to eat.


How does his preference have anything to do with you trying to stop
his frequent barfing?


You said try and feed him small bits of food at a time. When food is always
around and he is used to that I can't force feed him when I want him to eat.
Doesn't work with cats.

They get a tin of soft in the mornings & I put a little bowl in
front of him where he was sleeping just now. He woke up, turned
his nose up, got up and puked some bile by the door (caught it on
a sheet of A3 fortunately).


At the slightest sign, I can wake up from a dead sleep, grab a
Styrofoam plate, and get to where my cat is going to barf.


All 4 of mine sleep through the night. Q barfs when he wakes up and then
during the day when I am in & out with work. I am rarely around to catch him
but usually come homw to something that needs cleaning up.

Niel H


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Old February 16th 06, 09:45 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Niel Humphreys" admin sznzozwzdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk
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Thanks, I free feed my 4 cats so there is always food in a bowl
for them (Hills science plan) so he doesn't really like being
given food when I want him to eat.


How does his preference have anything to do with you trying to
stop his frequent barfing?


You said try and feed him small bits of food at a time. When food
is always around and he is used to that I can't force feed him
when I want him to eat. Doesn't work with cats.


I didn't say anything about force feeding.

It's up to you of course. I realize having four cats makes it more
difficult and maybe even impossible since you are gone during the
day. But I think you're right to be concerned. Vomiting can cause
lung disease, like a reaction to vomit getting into their lungs.

Good luck.





Niel H



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Old February 17th 06, 03:16 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Niel Humphreys wrote:

You said try and feed him small bits of food at a time. When food is always
around and he is used to that I can't force feed him when I want him to eat.
Doesn't work with cats.


I had to do this with Jay Jay when I first got him. He had diarhea from
the food change, so he went on a special diet. I had to remove the
feeders from my bedroom, and close the door to the bathroom where the
other feeders were. The other 3 cats had to get limited access to food
to make sure that Jay Jay only got the special diet.

Later, we determined that one food still bothered Jay Jay, but it is
Chase's favorite. So, we keep that food in one bowl in my nephew's room
where Jay Jay will not go. I also made his food easily available in his
favorite place, so while he has access to 5 kinds, he mostly eats the
one I want him to eat.

I also had to limit the amount for awhile because he was a former stray
and free feeding was too tempting for him. He was gaining weight too
quickly. So, I had to put food in his bowl 2x a time and let it run out
to keep him limited. After several months, I increased the amount in
the bowl and could see the leftovers, so he can free feed now.

If you remove the feeder and just add small amounts to the bowl during
the day, he can still eat when he feels like it, but the amounts will
be limited by the amount available to him.

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Old February 16th 06, 09:31 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Niel Humphreys wrote:

He is booked in to have some blood taken for a full bloodwork on Friday
morning but I wonder if anyone can give me an idea what the likely problem
could be? Kidneys? Liver? Cancer? Either way I get a feeling in my bones
he's not long for this earth now.



I just had Kira in for the same thing. Not as bad, she hasn't lost
weight and was keeping some meals down.

My vet said it was probably hairballs. Older cats have a harder time
passing them, so they need extra lubrication. He recommended we try
hairball stuff before doing further tests. (We did do bloodwork as I
wanted to get the geriatric panel anyway, and everything was fine).

She has puked only twice since last Thursday, so major improvement, and
both of those times had some hair,but not as much as previously. So, it
is helping.

She doesn't like the stuff, so I give her a treat afterward to make it
a better experience.

If you haven't tried it already, I'd give it a try and see if it helps.

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Niel Humphreys wrote:

He is booked in to have some blood taken for a full bloodwork on Friday
morning but I wonder if anyone can give me an idea what the likely
problem
could be? Kidneys? Liver? Cancer? Either way I get a feeling in my bones
he's not long for this earth now.



I just had Kira in for the same thing. Not as bad, she hasn't lost
weight and was keeping some meals down.

My vet said it was probably hairballs. Older cats have a harder time
passing them, so they need extra lubrication. He recommended we try
hairball stuff before doing further tests. (We did do bloodwork as I
wanted to get the geriatric panel anyway, and everything was fine).



Hi,

Thanks for the advice but we've already been there. He's half maine coone
and has always had hairball problems. for the last 2 or 3 years he's been
getting hairball paste on a few treats every other day.
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Niel H


 




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