Vomiting and weight loss in cats

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Signs of this are - -undigested food being thrown up more than an hour after eating -lack of appetite (if the stomach is slow in emptying then your pup is always full) -weight loss -constipation my best advice would be to feed smaller meals more often through the day and cut back on fats (fat is harder to digest) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> feed a food that is higher in protein <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lower in fats.
The last cause I can think of for lumps in this region is cancer, even in young <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span>s. Sometimes young <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span>s develop fibrosarcomas <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they can occur in this region. These tumors need to be removed and very wide surgical margins made around the area the tumor occupied. For this reason it may be best to have a needle aspirate done first and the type of tumor identified if possible.
but yesterday he started puking for no reason and the vet said hes severely dehydrated and would cost me 1000 dollars to have him stay over night <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have fluids put in him <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i dont have that kind of money sitting around. so i took him home and iv been giving him water from a syring but if i give him to much he pucks up a yellowy water substance and then foam. and he wont eat anything iv tried everything!! i need help please someone help!!!!!!!
hi <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> welcome. I'm glad all the tests results are looking good, with senior pets diet is a huge concern, their stomachs just aren't able to tolerate the same as when they were younger(just as with people). I am wondering what your boy eats? Its very important at this stage to feed a wet canned diet especially when there are signs of dehydration. dry food only has 12% water while cans have 78%...
Dear selene216, Though vomiting may be a common sign of untreated hyperthyroidism, it is also associated with many other conditions. If your cats hyperthyroidism is well controlled on methimazole (blood testing determines this), then perhaps it is time to seek a second diagnosis to explain (and hopefully control or resolve) the chronic vomiting.
That was fine for more than two years. He was healthy, full of cheek <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> energy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span>, like all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> oldies, slept much of the day. About 2 months ago he started vomiting, sometimes several times a day, even though there'd been no change to his diet. We took him to the vet who examined him, took blood samples and announced that he could find nothing wrong with him. He was pleased about his drop in weight, but I am not, given the suddenness of the weight loss.
I have a in a 16 year old cat ..with lack of appetite,great <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>..now sneezing and nasal fluid sound..( like runny nose at times) ? Also had some vomiting last week..and was not eating at all...
We have tried to feed him just 2 or 3 times a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> that works pretty good except we have other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he gets into their food <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> soes the same thing over again. We raised him from a kitten and has never had to go hungry, there has always been food available for him. There has to be something that is causing hime to do that. None of the other cats are doing this.
I started reading online <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> found that many <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span>s are allergic to the fillers in cat foods, so I switched him to Natural Balance. No change in the vomiting, but his coat is much more silky. Several months later, after hearing really good things about Blue Buffalo, I gave that a try. Again, no change. Back to reading, I found that probiotics might help, so I tried mixing some in with a little wet cat food (he usually only eats dry cat food). He just sniffs it and walks away.
She has lost 1 ounce of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> in a week. Sometimes there is food in the vomit, other times it is more bile than food. What I don't understand is this: she has no other symptoms of anything. She's eating well, her fur is fine. She has not shown any signs of weight loss other than the 1 ounce at the vet. She is still active (hasn't slowed down a bit, she still loves to play games with me). She's not lethargic or struggling to move, and is still affectionate and cuddly.
That is a 15% drop in body <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it doesn't appear that it will improve in the near future. Is this typical for most people? I refuse to buy clothes hoping the weight will come back quickly after treatment ends in October.
Hi, I was reading this thread and hope you will excuse me for jumping in. have any of you been tested for parasites? I know these little buggers cause all kinds of havoc to our body. Might not be it, but something to check into.
How many times has she vomited <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in what time frame? How is her activity level <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> is she still continuing to eat <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> drink normally? This is a great question to post for one of our experts in the Ask a Vet forum. We have a whole section devoted to Pregnancy and Pediatrics...
It definately got worse during spring and summer, and really got bad when we visited my parents in Ontario - heat <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> humidity there have made for terrible air quality, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they were recommending people with asthma and bad allergies stay in. He has never struggled with breathing or changed color. He does, from time to time, make sort of a wheezy sound. This happens when he is excited or upset, so it's hard to tell if it's anything to do with allergies, or just a noise he likes to make.
she has a great deal of hair lose mainly by her tail.and also <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>. her hair <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> is acompanied by great deal of open sores. is there a way to help her without a vet?
Jess is the one I have been talking about mostly here that was so little <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> not gaining <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>. She is the one in the photo on the color blocked carpet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in most of the photos with Sky. The last two photos in the album are Jo Jo and Toby, respectively. Jess is still doing well today. I weigh her each morning and she has finally gained over 2 ounces in the last 3 days.
Moochy is 3 years old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span> a week ago. She coughed up two big hairballs in that time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> wouldn't eat. I took her to the vet on the third day. The vet kept her for five days, did every test available and confirmed she has slight bilirubin and a very low white blood count but he couldn't find any cause. She doesn't have feline HIV or leukemia. He gave her broad spectrum antiobiotics and gave me some to give her now she's back home.
i noticed a few days ago that my cat wasnt eating, i looked at a pic just over a week ago that i took of him, and he was fine, but this started a few days ago, they gave me antibiotics to try, and it didnt seem to be working, the vet said if he hasnt responded in 3 days of being on them then bring him in, i took him to the vet today and they have him on an iv, but what can cause such a drastic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> him staggering <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> not eating or drinking very much, he did not have diarrhea and he is
I have a female cat that belonged to my mother thas lost a lot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>.. my mother was ill <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then she passed away in the 3 weeks. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span>s were fead well.. I have her cats now and am concerned for the one. She is about 10 yr. old She use to be very heavy with weight In 2 months she has lost weight Now I can feel her bones!! She is not vomited and is eating well She acts normal.. no sleepiness. No sores etc. clear skin I gave both of the worm medicine thinking that is what it is.
Well... it sounds like you've been thorough. As far as the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>, older <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span>s do lose weight, although 10 ponds is a lot. As far as the vomiting, we've got two suggestions that could help. 1: KMS milk re-placer: Used for hand rearing sick or show cats. Not the weaning formula for babies. It's packed with nutrients and easy on the stomach. Petland should have it, and just about every cat LOVES to eat it. 2: Rice can help a cat's digestion (plain white).
GAL results in the smallest little tumors within the abdominal cavity and over time cause gastrointestinal upset, sometimes diarrhea, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> definitely <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>. Treatment involved supportive management of the symptoms (cerenia is a great anti-vomiting medication you could try), dietary management to help with weight gain (she was eating a high calorie vet prescription diet), and initially prednisone and metronidazole to reduce the inflammation of the abdominal tumors.
I would strongly suggest you find a good grain free canned diet to gradually switch her on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> see if it helps. however the other signs, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> despite ravenous appetite and the vomiting are very alarming. has your Vet not taken a thyroid T4 test for hyperthyroidism? the symptoms sound very much like HyperT. I will send you a site to read on...be sure when you get to the bottom to click on page 2, goes up to page 4...but the arrows are so far down its easy to miss.
You can't keep waiting for her to get better, something is seriously wrong and you need a Vet who will do some extensive testing REAL SOON, not eating well, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> for a cat is a VERY serious concern good luck...
Unless he's asleep, his eyes are as big as quarters, and he liked to turn his head upsidedown when he was laying on his back. Tuesday I wake up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> find my brother in his usual place in the family room. He turns to me and says "something's wrong with Whitman. Mom and Dad took him to the vet this morning.
I saw my primary care doctor yesterday <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> didn't say anything about feeling so low. I told her about Fluffy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> me needing to go in for a new brain MRI and my eye doc saying I have an irregularity that may be an early sign of a cataract, not enough to cause the blurred vision I'm dealing with (follow up with him in a year), but I think she accepted that my sadness was proportionate to my life experiences.
She has been off her food for almost 6 weeks and has lost <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> dramatically in the last week or so. (We thought she was just being fussy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> now I feel terrible about not taking her to the vet sooner.) While we were waiting for the blood results, the vet advised us to starve her (because she had been sick and the vet thought she might have a bug).
You may want to consider getting some Nutri-Cal, as small puppies, especially ones as young as yours, can become hypoglycemic dues to stress, excitement, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> of fluids from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span> or diarrhea.
) I am also trying to lose some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> excersize as I've seen some articles saying that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> plays a role in the issues. I figured, it cant hurt to try to lose weight to see if it helps. Oh yeah and they also thought it might be sleep apnea, so I had a sleep test which said that I have a mild case. Guess what? Losing weight helps eliminate that issue too. Oh well I keep plodding on. I'll write if I get any determination.
Vet's office called back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> wants me to bring Hissie in at 9 in the morning instead. Vet wants to observe her for the day. So, I will be dropping my girl off at the vet. I talked to the vet tech. She was wonderful. She was writing down everything I was telling her. I also stated that I wanted an endoscopy. If that shows nothing, then I want a biopsy. my dear friends, I do so listen to all your advice. Without you all, I would have been lost through this.