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Old March 21st 04, 04:18 PM
MaryL.
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Default Frequent, Watery Vomiting

My cat for a few days now has been vomiting a few times a day, and of
course manages to always get it onto furniture, rugs, etc, even though
most of the house is wood floors....argh!

On a more serious note, though, the vomit is not "regular"
vomiting...he usually produces a little pool of watery vomit that is
dark in color, almost chocolatey in tone. There is a little bit of
food matter in it, but for the most part it is mainly liquidy. It is
not bloody, however. About the time he started doing this we were
giving him a new food from his regular food, and one that was
considerably darker in color, so we assumed he just did not like that
food in his stomach over the regular brand...but since we have
switched back to the regular stuff, and yet it is still dark and he is
still vomiting.

Does anyone have any idea why a cat would vomit mostly watery,
chocolate colored stuff? Any tips on soothing his tummy? I know in
the end a trip to the vet is the best idea, but money is SO tight
now...I'm hoping to be able to soothe/resolve this myself if possible.
Does this style of vomiting sound like something really serious, or
just a stomach flu, irritation, etc? Thank you for your help!
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Old March 21st 04, 06:01 PM
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My cat for a few days now has been
vomiting a few times a day

snip

Does anyone have any idea why a cat
would vomit mostly watery, chocolate
colored stuff? Any tips on soothing his
tummy? I know in the end a trip to the vet
is the best idea, but money is SO tight
now...I'm hoping to be able to
soothe/resolve this myself if possible.
=A0=A0Does this style of vomiting sound like
something really serious, or just a
stomach flu, irritation, etc?


The answer should be obvious. The cat needs to see a vet ASAP. So what
if money is tight. Did it occur to you that sitting on your butt and
watching your cat deteriorate could result in higher vet bills????
Sheesh, if this was a child exhibiting these symptoms you could be cited
for neglect for waiting so long and doing nothing. I have no patience
anymore for people like you that already know what the *right* answer to
their question is, but in the name of saving a few dollars will let
their cat suffer. Take your cat to the vet.

Megan



"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing."

-Edmund Burke

Learn The TRUTH About Declawing
http://www.stopdeclaw.com

Zuzu's Cats Photo Album:
http://www.PictureTrail.com/zuzu22

"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one
elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and
splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and
material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his
way."

- W.H. Murray


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Old March 21st 04, 06:01 PM
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My cat for a few days now has been
vomiting a few times a day

snip

Does anyone have any idea why a cat
would vomit mostly watery, chocolate
colored stuff? Any tips on soothing his
tummy? I know in the end a trip to the vet
is the best idea, but money is SO tight
now...I'm hoping to be able to
soothe/resolve this myself if possible.
=A0=A0Does this style of vomiting sound like
something really serious, or just a
stomach flu, irritation, etc?


The answer should be obvious. The cat needs to see a vet ASAP. So what
if money is tight. Did it occur to you that sitting on your butt and
watching your cat deteriorate could result in higher vet bills????
Sheesh, if this was a child exhibiting these symptoms you could be cited
for neglect for waiting so long and doing nothing. I have no patience
anymore for people like you that already know what the *right* answer to
their question is, but in the name of saving a few dollars will let
their cat suffer. Take your cat to the vet.

Megan



"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing."

-Edmund Burke

Learn The TRUTH About Declawing
http://www.stopdeclaw.com

Zuzu's Cats Photo Album:
http://www.PictureTrail.com/zuzu22

"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one
elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and
splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and
material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his
way."

- W.H. Murray


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Old March 21st 04, 07:04 PM
Gail
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It's time to take her to the vet.
Gail
"MaryL." wrote in message
m...
My cat for a few days now has been vomiting a few times a day, and of
course manages to always get it onto furniture, rugs, etc, even though
most of the house is wood floors....argh!

On a more serious note, though, the vomit is not "regular"
vomiting...he usually produces a little pool of watery vomit that is
dark in color, almost chocolatey in tone. There is a little bit of
food matter in it, but for the most part it is mainly liquidy. It is
not bloody, however. About the time he started doing this we were
giving him a new food from his regular food, and one that was
considerably darker in color, so we assumed he just did not like that
food in his stomach over the regular brand...but since we have
switched back to the regular stuff, and yet it is still dark and he is
still vomiting.

Does anyone have any idea why a cat would vomit mostly watery,
chocolate colored stuff? Any tips on soothing his tummy? I know in
the end a trip to the vet is the best idea, but money is SO tight
now...I'm hoping to be able to soothe/resolve this myself if possible.
Does this style of vomiting sound like something really serious, or
just a stomach flu, irritation, etc? Thank you for your help!



  #5  
Old March 21st 04, 07:04 PM
Gail
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It's time to take her to the vet.
Gail
"MaryL." wrote in message
m...
My cat for a few days now has been vomiting a few times a day, and of
course manages to always get it onto furniture, rugs, etc, even though
most of the house is wood floors....argh!

On a more serious note, though, the vomit is not "regular"
vomiting...he usually produces a little pool of watery vomit that is
dark in color, almost chocolatey in tone. There is a little bit of
food matter in it, but for the most part it is mainly liquidy. It is
not bloody, however. About the time he started doing this we were
giving him a new food from his regular food, and one that was
considerably darker in color, so we assumed he just did not like that
food in his stomach over the regular brand...but since we have
switched back to the regular stuff, and yet it is still dark and he is
still vomiting.

Does anyone have any idea why a cat would vomit mostly watery,
chocolate colored stuff? Any tips on soothing his tummy? I know in
the end a trip to the vet is the best idea, but money is SO tight
now...I'm hoping to be able to soothe/resolve this myself if possible.
Does this style of vomiting sound like something really serious, or
just a stomach flu, irritation, etc? Thank you for your help!



  #6  
Old March 21st 04, 07:16 PM
Cathy Friedmann
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If it were a watery clear foamy liquid, I'd say it's just a transient
hairball problem. But considering it's dark instead of clear, I'd make a
vet appt.

Cathy

--
"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon

"MaryL." wrote in message
m...
My cat for a few days now has been vomiting a few times a day, and of
course manages to always get it onto furniture, rugs, etc, even though
most of the house is wood floors....argh!

On a more serious note, though, the vomit is not "regular"
vomiting...he usually produces a little pool of watery vomit that is
dark in color, almost chocolatey in tone. There is a little bit of
food matter in it, but for the most part it is mainly liquidy. It is
not bloody, however. About the time he started doing this we were
giving him a new food from his regular food, and one that was
considerably darker in color, so we assumed he just did not like that
food in his stomach over the regular brand...but since we have
switched back to the regular stuff, and yet it is still dark and he is
still vomiting.

Does anyone have any idea why a cat would vomit mostly watery,
chocolate colored stuff? Any tips on soothing his tummy? I know in
the end a trip to the vet is the best idea, but money is SO tight
now...I'm hoping to be able to soothe/resolve this myself if possible.
Does this style of vomiting sound like something really serious, or
just a stomach flu, irritation, etc? Thank you for your help!



  #7  
Old March 21st 04, 07:16 PM
Cathy Friedmann
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If it were a watery clear foamy liquid, I'd say it's just a transient
hairball problem. But considering it's dark instead of clear, I'd make a
vet appt.

Cathy

--
"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon

"MaryL." wrote in message
m...
My cat for a few days now has been vomiting a few times a day, and of
course manages to always get it onto furniture, rugs, etc, even though
most of the house is wood floors....argh!

On a more serious note, though, the vomit is not "regular"
vomiting...he usually produces a little pool of watery vomit that is
dark in color, almost chocolatey in tone. There is a little bit of
food matter in it, but for the most part it is mainly liquidy. It is
not bloody, however. About the time he started doing this we were
giving him a new food from his regular food, and one that was
considerably darker in color, so we assumed he just did not like that
food in his stomach over the regular brand...but since we have
switched back to the regular stuff, and yet it is still dark and he is
still vomiting.

Does anyone have any idea why a cat would vomit mostly watery,
chocolate colored stuff? Any tips on soothing his tummy? I know in
the end a trip to the vet is the best idea, but money is SO tight
now...I'm hoping to be able to soothe/resolve this myself if possible.
Does this style of vomiting sound like something really serious, or
just a stomach flu, irritation, etc? Thank you for your help!



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Old March 21st 04, 07:52 PM
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Cathy wrote:
If it were a watery clear foamy liquid, I'd
say it's just a transient hairball problem.


Not necessarily. My cat Rachel presented with vomiting clear foamy
liquid several times a day and was hospitalized for a week on IV fluids
after being diagnosed with pancreatitis. Constant vomiting anything for
*several days* should not be assumed to be a hairball.

Megan



"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing."

-Edmund Burke

Learn The TRUTH About Declawing
http://www.stopdeclaw.com

Zuzu's Cats Photo Album:
http://www.PictureTrail.com/zuzu22

"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one
elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and
splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and
material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his
way."

- W.H. Murray


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Old March 21st 04, 07:52 PM
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Cathy wrote:
If it were a watery clear foamy liquid, I'd
say it's just a transient hairball problem.


Not necessarily. My cat Rachel presented with vomiting clear foamy
liquid several times a day and was hospitalized for a week on IV fluids
after being diagnosed with pancreatitis. Constant vomiting anything for
*several days* should not be assumed to be a hairball.

Megan



"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing."

-Edmund Burke

Learn The TRUTH About Declawing
http://www.stopdeclaw.com

Zuzu's Cats Photo Album:
http://www.PictureTrail.com/zuzu22

"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one
elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and
splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and
material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his
way."

- W.H. Murray


  #10  
Old March 21st 04, 08:15 PM
Pet lover
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"MaryL." wrote in message
m...
My cat for a few days now has been vomiting a few times a day, and of
course manages to always get it onto furniture, rugs, etc, even though
most of the house is wood floors....argh!

On a more serious note, though, the vomit is not "regular"
vomiting...he usually produces a little pool of watery vomit that is
dark in color, almost chocolatey in tone. There is a little bit of
food matter in it, but for the most part it is mainly liquidy. It is
not bloody, however. About the time he started doing this we were
giving him a new food from his regular food, and one that was
considerably darker in color, so we assumed he just did not like that
food in his stomach over the regular brand...but since we have
switched back to the regular stuff, and yet it is still dark and he is
still vomiting.

Does anyone have any idea why a cat would vomit mostly watery,
chocolate colored stuff? Any tips on soothing his tummy? I know in
the end a trip to the vet is the best idea, but money is SO tight
now...I'm hoping to be able to soothe/resolve this myself if possible.
Does this style of vomiting sound like something really serious, or
just a stomach flu, irritation, etc? Thank you for your help!



I wonder why it is seen to be acceptable by some to allow their pets to
suffer illness and seek free advice from a newsgroup rather than take them
to a vet??? Would you do the same if it were your child? I doubt it. Good
grief, if you have no money there are plenty of charitites and humane
societies that can help, HOWEVER, try selling your computer to pay for the
vet treatment, if you can afford a computer and an internet connection you
can afford to take your cat to the vet when it appears to be sick


 




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