Q. Vomiting for 24 hours and can’t keep any food or drink down

Thu, Sep 21, 2023

He hasn’t been able to keep any food down for 24 hours and has regurgitated all good and then foamy vomit too
Should I make a vet appt?

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There are several possible reasons for your cat's symptoms. One common cause of vomiting in cats is dietary indiscretion, which occurs when they eat something that doesn't agree with their stomach. This can include eating spoiled food, ingesting foreign objects, or sudden changes in diet. In your case, it is worth considering if your cat has recently consumed anything unusual or if there have been any changes in their diet.

Another potential cause of vomiting is gastrointestinal inflammation or irritation. This can be due to food allergies or sensitivities, infections, or inflammatory conditions such as gastritis or pancreatitis. The fact that your cat is unable to keep down both wet and dry food suggests that the issue may not be specific to one type of food.

Other possible causes of vomiting include intestinal parasites, kidney disease, liver disease, or even certain systemic illnesses. It is important to note that these are just potential causes and a thorough examination by a veterinarian is necessary to determine the exact underlying cause.

Before taking your cat to the hospital, it is crucial to ensure that your cat has access to fresh water to prevent dehydration. You can gradually reintroduce small amounts of a bland diet such as boiled chicken or plain white rice.

Given his symptoms, I would recommend taking him to the doctor to determine the exact cause.

And, even if cats do not eat for at least 48 hours, they will develop fatal liver damage (hepatic lipidosis). So, if your cat hasn't eaten in two days, it's important to re-establish his appetite, but veterinarian treatment must be done for the two days of anorexia. As a result, please take him to the veterinarian as soon as possible.

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