Q. He has vomited at least once and is very lethargic. He usually comes running for the treat bag, but he has no interest in it and has no interest in taking a treat from me. His vomit is very liquidy. It had a little bit of food in it.

Sat, Jul 8, 2023

He has vomited at least once. He’s not acting like himself. His vomit is very liquidy with very little food in it. He usually comes running for the treat bag, but has no interest in taking a treat from me. He isn’t too fond of having any type of interaction with me right now, when he usually is all about attention. He keeps going to the other room and hiding.
Should I make a vet appt?

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I'm sorry to hear that your cat is not feeling well. Based on the symptoms you described, there are a few possible causes for his condition.

One potential cause for the vomiting and lethargy could be a gastrointestinal issue. The fact that the vomit is very liquidy with little food in it suggests that his stomach might be irritated. This could be due to dietary indiscretion, meaning he might have eaten something he shouldn't have, or it could be a sign of an underlying gastrointestinal problem like gastritis or inflammatory bowel disease.

Another possibility is an infectious disease. Viral or bacterial infections can cause vomiting and lethargy in cats. Common viral infections in cats include feline viral respiratory diseases and panleukopenia. Bacterial infections such as gastrointestinal infections or systemic infections can also cause these symptoms.

Other potential causes include pancreatitis, liver disease, kidney disease, or even a urinary tract issue.

Now, since your cat is showing signs of lethargy and loss of appetite, it would be best to seek veterinary care as soon as possible. These symptoms could indicate a more serious underlying condition that requires prompt attention.

While you're waiting for your veterinary appointment, it's important to monitor your cat closely. Make sure he has access to fresh water and a comfortable resting area. It's generally best to withhold food for a few hours to allow his stomach to settle. However, if he continues to vomit or shows signs of weakness or dehydration, it's crucial to seek immediate veterinary care.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.