Vomiting and weight loss in cats

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Avatar m tn 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) and feed a food that is higher in protein and lower in fats.
Avatar f tn The last cause I can think of for lumps in this region is cancer, even in young cats. Sometimes young cats develop fibrosarcomas and 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.
Avatar f tn 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 and have fluids put in him and 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!!!!!!!
Avatar f tn hi and 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%...
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn That was fine for more than two years. He was healthy, full of cheek and energy and, like all cats and 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.
Avatar n tn I have a in a 16 year old cat ..with lack of appetite,great loss of weight..now sneezing and nasal fluid sound..( like runny nose at times) ? Also had some vomiting last week..and was not eating at all...
Avatar n tn We have tried to feed him just 2 or 3 times a day and that works pretty good except we have other cats and he gets into their food and 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.
Avatar m tn I started reading online and found that many cats 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.
Avatar f tn She has lost 1 ounce of weight 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.
116701 tn?1210262764 That is a 15% drop in body weight and 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn How many times has she vomited and in what time frame? How is her activity level and is she still continuing to eat and 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...
377493 tn?1356505749 It definately got worse during spring and summer, and really got bad when we visited my parents in Ontario - heat and humidity there have made for terrible air quality, and 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.
Avatar n tn she has a great deal of hair lose mainly by her tail.and also weight loss. her hair loss is acompanied by great deal of open sores. is there a way to help her without a vet?
Avatar f tn Jess is the one I have been talking about mostly here that was so little and not gaining weight. She is the one in the photo on the color blocked carpet and 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.
Avatar n tn Moochy is 3 years old and started vomiting a week ago. She coughed up two big hairballs in that time and 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.
Avatar m tn 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 weight loss and him staggering and not eating or drinking very much, he did not have diarrhea and he is
Avatar n tn I have a female cat that belonged to my mother thas lost a lot of weight.. My mother was ill and then she passed away in the 3 weeks. The cats 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.
Avatar n tn Well... it sounds like you've been thorough. As far as the weight loss, older cats 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).
Avatar f tn GAL results in the smallest little tumors within the abdominal cavity and over time cause gastrointestinal upset, sometimes diarrhea, and definitely weight loss. 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.
Avatar m tn I would strongly suggest you find a good grain free canned diet to gradually switch her on and see if it helps. however the other signs, weight loss 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.
Avatar f tn 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, vomiting and weight loss for a cat is a VERY serious concern good luck...
1244499 tn?1397549123 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 and 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.
405614 tn?1329147714 I saw my primary care doctor yesterday and didn't say anything about feeling so low. I told her about Fluffy and 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.
14801663 tn?1436791766 She has been off her food for almost 6 weeks and has lost weight dramatically in the last week or so. (We thought she was just being fussy and 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).
973741 tn?1342346373 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, and loss of fluids from vomiting or diarrhea.
Avatar n tn ) I am also trying to lose some weight and excersize as I've seen some articles saying that weight 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.
203342 tn?1328740807 Ok, so I'll start her on this medicine and see if that helps. The weight loss and vomiting we still aren't sure about. They ran a bunch of blood tests on her and that all came back normal (liver, kidneys, etc.) She thinks she heard a heart murmur today and maybe she's got something going on with her heart. This is the first time I've heard this too. She thinks there's something more going on to cause the eye discharge and other symptoms to be acting up but is not sure what it is.