Sat, Jan 13, 2024

Birdie had FVRCP vaccine and deworming approximately 30 hours ago. She had 2 episodes of vomiting this evening, emesis clear liquid with bits of food in it. After vomiting energy seems back to normal. Appetite, urination, and defecation normal.

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Vomiting in kittens after vaccinations and deworming is not uncommon, as their bodies can have mild reactions to the treatments. The FVRCP vaccine is designed to protect against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia, which are serious diseases in cats. While vaccines are crucial for your cat's health, they can sometimes lead to temporary side effects such as lethargy, mild fever, or gastrointestinal upset, including vomiting.

The clear liquid with bits of food that Birdie vomited is likely gastric juice mixed with recently ingested food. This can occur if the stomach is irritated. The fact that Birdie's energy returned to normal and she has a good appetite, as well as normal urination and defecation, is reassuring. These are signs that the vomiting may be a mild and transient reaction to the vaccine or deworming treatment.

At home, it's important to monitor Birdie closely. Ensure she has access to fresh water to prevent dehydration, especially if she continues to vomit. You can also offer small, frequent meals of a bland diet, such as boiled chicken or white fish with rice, to ease her stomach. Avoid giving any over-the-counter medications unless directed by a veterinarian, as many human medications can be toxic to cats.

Keep an eye on Birdie for any additional symptoms or changes in behavior. If vomiting persists or if she develops diarrhea, becomes lethargic, has a decreased appetite, or shows any signs of distress, these could be indications that something more serious is occurring, and veterinary attention would be necessary.

In the event that Birdie's vomiting episodes increase in frequency, she becomes lethargic, has a swollen abdomen, or you notice any blood in her vomit or stool, these are urgent signs that require immediate veterinary care. Additionally, if she develops any respiratory signs such as coughing or sneezing, or if there is a significant change in her behavior, seek veterinary assistance promptly.

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