Vomiting
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Sat, Mar 23, 2024

I feed him daily (obviously) he will barely eat , i know he is missing a few teeth so i smush his food down for him so he will be able to eat it better but he just won’t. He’s been throwing up for about a month or more now one time it was purple, sometimes it’s clear; and clear and foamy. i don’t know what to do and i can’t get into a vet soon enough.


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The loss of appetite and chronic vomiting could be due to dental problems, given the missing teeth, but they could also be signs of more serious conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, kidney disease, or even a foreign body ingestion.

Given the duration and frequency of the vomiting, it's important to address hydration. Cats who vomit regularly can become dehydrated quickly. Offer small amounts of water frequently or consider providing an electrolyte solution designed for cats to help maintain hydration.

For feeding, since he's missing some teeth, continue to offer soft, easily chewable food. You might also try warming the food slightly to enhance its smell and make it more appealing. However, if he continues to refuse food, this is a red flag that requires immediate attention.

If you notice any of the following additional symptoms, it's imperative to seek emergency veterinary care: difficulty breathing, extreme lethargy, collapse, or if the vomiting becomes more frequent or includes blood. These signs could indicate a life-threatening condition that needs immediate intervention.

It's also essential to ensure that your cat hasn't had access to any toxins or harmful substances, as these could cause the symptoms you're observing. Keep all chemicals, plants, and small objects that could be ingested out of reach.

In the absence of being able to see a veterinarian immediately, these supportive measures may help manage the symptoms, but they are not a substitute for professional veterinary care. It's critical to have your cat evaluated by a veterinarian as soon as possible to determine the underlying cause of his symptoms and to initiate appropriate treatment.

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