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Old 03-07-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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I have a four year old cat and he is recently acting very strange. Whenever he eats he lets out with a scream and spits the food out. But, on the otherhand he can not get enough food and has lost weight. I already brought him to the vet and they tested him for hyperthyroidism and it came back negative and he was then treated for worms to see if that was the problem, which it was not. The vet has no idea what is wrong with him. Has anyone had a cat with this problem before?
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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I have a four year old cat and he is recently acting very strange. Whenever he eats he lets out with a scream and spits the food out. But, on the otherhand he can not get enough food and has lost weight. I already brought him to the vet and they tested him for hyperthyroidism and it came back negative and he was then treated for worms to see if that was the problem, which it was not. The vet has no idea what is wrong with him. Has anyone had a cat with this problem before?

Maybe a very careful look-see inside poor kitties mouth would be worth a try?????
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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I looked and the vet looked already and there was nothing out of the ordinary.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Literally screams while eating, or is there a delay before the vomiting and the scream is with that? If the former, certainly a trip to a different vet would be a good idea as it sounds like something is painful while eating. If the latter, well, simply gobbling too much too quickly because of hunger can cause vomiting, but for it to happen repeatedly suggests something more. It might be worth trying different foods. If it's dry food he's eating try something canned and see if that changes anything.

Either way another vet opinion would likely be a good idea. If the cat can't eat, well, he's going to starve eventually. Also with a lot of vomiting, perhaps the cat is dehydrated? Some IV fluids might be in order. Not sure, I'm not a vet, but obviously something is wrong and the current vet having no idea and leaving it at that isn't too helpful!
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Sounds like something is going on that needs investigated into. A trip to another vet sounds like a good idea. Could be a jaw infection? And of the cat is dehydrated it needs to been seen to sooner then later which could be contributing to the problem.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I hate to tell you this, but that's what my cat did when she had oral cancer. It was a lesion on the roof of her mouth, only slightly raised, but it grew over time. It could also be dental issues. For most cats it is impossible to get a really good look in their mouth without sedation. I'd definitely go for a second opinion at a different vet. A cat crying out in pain is experiencing major pain - they will stoically hide anything less. I hope your kitty doesn't have what mine did and just needs a tooth pulled or something.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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I agree, find another vet. There is something very clearly wrong here. Cats hide pain instinctively, so if your cat is screaming, there is something very seriously wrong.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Cats05, I strongly agree that cats normally will not even utter a whimper when in pain, so your baby is in terrible agony. You need to see another vet ASAP. In the meantime, do you have any herbal pain tincture on hand to help your cat deal with the pain? How about Rescue Remedy to calm him down? I know both nor either will cover the type of pain your cat is displaying, but something is better then nothing.

Please please please take your cat in to see another vet like yesterday! I will be praying!
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