Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Cats
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 07-02-2008, 05:24 PM
672 posts, read 5,811,221 times
Reputation: 720


My female cat, age 4 had a vomiting spell on Monday-Tuesday that has tapered off. She vomited about once every two hours for 15 hours. We don't know what caused it. Today she only vomited once. But she will not eat or drink. I have been forcing water into her with a medicine dropper. Otherwise, she seems fine. She has not eaten or drunk normally since Monday afternoon.

This exact same thing happened with our cat who recently passed away 5 weeks ago. He had a vomiting episode just like this, vomiting up white foam and then yellow bile for 2 days. We took him to the vet, got full bloodwork done, got an abdominal ultrasound done, and nothing was wrong. They sent us home with anti-nausea meds and some sub-q fluids. He started losing a lot of weight, refused to eat or drink, and died two weeks later. We bought all sorts of different kinds of wet foods; he refused them all, including his previous favorites. He ended up dying of a lung infection--we don't understand how he got it.

Why do cats do this--i.e. refuse to eat? I'm worried about this cat. I can force feed her with the medicine dropper, but she refuses her favorite foods and treats. I can't believe we're having this same problem again. We're going to take her to the vet, but in all liklihood, it will be the same story as with the other cat: lots of expensive tests, and nothing found to be wrong.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 07-02-2008, 05:40 PM
Location: Marion, IN
8,189 posts, read 31,146,151 times
Reputation: 7343
Please, chose a different vet this time. Tell the new vet the history from the other cat.

Cats, like any other creature, don't eat when they are not feeling well.

I wish I had an answer for you. Good luck and please keep us posted.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2008, 06:18 PM
672 posts, read 5,811,221 times
Reputation: 720
Actually, we went to four different vets last time, including an internal medicine specialist.

The diagnostic tests were all normal. As I'm sure they will be with her.

We just can't believe this is happening again.

I think the one thing we didn't do with the other cat that we should have (though it was not recommended or suggested) was get him a feeding tube. I am thinking that this cat will probably need one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2008, 08:25 AM
385 posts, read 1,914,595 times
Reputation: 172
Oh no! I'd definitely try a feeding tube this time.

Heidi has still been vomiting, but last night she ate her entire bowl of wet food and came to me for more (and I gave her more). As of this morning, she didn't vomit, but I could tell she didn't feel well when I left for work this morning - I tried giving her some hairball solution as a treat and she only seemed mildy interested. She ate it, but not with the normal intensity as normal (normally I she tries to grab the tube back when I take it away).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2008, 10:47 AM
Location: Mostly in my head
19,855 posts, read 65,578,877 times
Reputation: 19374
My cat who vomited yellow/green bile was eventually diagnosed with IBS. She died not long after of heart failure due to the stres; she had been sick longer than we knew b/f the vomiting started (based on necropsy). One of my other cats has kidney damage from the contaminated food and she vomited yellow bile when her kidners got in trouble. She seems to be OK now (after 3 days of IV fluids). Make sure the vet considers IBS, apparently it is a low-frequency diagnosis. Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-04-2008, 09:46 AM
672 posts, read 5,811,221 times
Reputation: 720
Now this cat has diahreaa. We took her to the ER last night, after the diahrea started. Bloodwork and exam were normal. She got fluids, and some anti-nausea and anti-diahrea meds that we also took home. The vet diagnosed her with gastroenteritis.

Today her diahrea is worse. She actually had a big accident in bed with me this morning--diahrea everywhere on the sheets.

I am force feeding her and getting a lot of food into her that way, but she is not eating on her own yet.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-04-2008, 11:49 AM
Location: Naples, Fl. w/change
185 posts, read 650,918 times
Reputation: 105
I mentioned this on another thread about Gerber's Baby Food, the lamb. Lamb is an easy meat to digest. I had good luck with it for my cat that wouldn't eat and feeling sickly. I'm not claiming it's a cure all, but it brought Samson around to where he was eating his regular food in time. Also the baby nursery water. It's in with distilled water usually or in infant section. I can't stand our water and use nursery water to make coffee; and can smell the chloride come out of the facet. Something that came to my attention that I seen at the pet stores; and that is grass you can grow inside. Cats seem to eat grass to settle their stomachs.

Good Luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-16-2009, 06:19 AM
1 posts, read 49,566 times
Reputation: 14
My kitten has been vomitting yellow fluid since 3 days back. Now her body is cold and hard ( difficult to move ). She is very quiet and just lying on her bed. No movement and no meow. I m worried. What could be the reason of the vomitting. She is not eating as well. How to feed her ? and get rid of the sickness
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-16-2009, 05:24 PM
Location: here and then there...!
947 posts, read 3,398,229 times
Reputation: 597
The Vet, Take her to the Vet, now!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-16-2009, 07:11 PM
Location: Manhattan, Ks
1,280 posts, read 6,961,975 times
Reputation: 1813
She needs more than you can give her at this point. She must see a vet immediately.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Cats
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top