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It sounds like your American Curl kitten is experiencing some health issues, including vomiting that is clear and slimy, which has been occurring weekly for at least 5 days and is still ongoing. The medications Famotidine, Sucralfate, and Cerenia that your kitten is on are commonly used to treat gastrointestinal issues in cats, such as ulcers, acid reflux, and nausea.

Given the symptoms you've described, it's possible that your kitten may have an underlying gastrointestinal disorder, such as gastritis or an infection. The clear and slimy vomit could be mucus, which is often produced in response to irritation or inflammation of the stomach lining. Since the vomiting is persistent, it's important to ensure that your kitten stays hydrated and maintains a balanced electrolyte level.

To help manage the vomiting, continue administering the prescribed medications as directed by your veterinarian. These medications can help soothe the stomach lining, reduce acid production, and prevent vomiting. Additionally, feeding a bland diet or a gastrointestinal-friendly prescription diet in small, frequent meals can help reduce the strain on your kitten's digestive system.

Keep an eye out for any other symptoms that may indicate a more serious condition or an emergency, such as:

- Blood in the vomit or stool
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea that leads to dehydration
- Sudden changes in behavior, such as lethargy or aggression
- Severe abdominal pain (your kitten may cry out or resist being touched)
- Collapse or difficulty breathing

If you notice any of these symptoms, it's crucial to take your kitten to a veterinary hospital immediately.

It's also important to monitor for any potential toxic ingestion, as kittens are curious and may ingest harmful substances. Ensure that your home is kitten-proofed and that all potentially toxic items, including plants, foods, and chemicals, are out of reach.

Lastly, since your kitten is not on any flea and tick preventatives, it would be wise to start a prevention program to protect against these parasites, as they can cause a range of health issues, including anemia and disease transmission.

Remember to monitor your kitten's overall health, including appetite, activity level, and bathroom habits, and keep your veterinarian informed of any changes. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.