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jennzilla August 16th, 2013 09:47 AM

Cat vomiting, human poor, help!
Hi lovely cat people of! I took in my friend's elderly cat a few years ago so he could go take care of his parents over seas. He is a wonderful old boy with very few health issues. On and off, he has been vomiting clear liquid that resembles egg whites. He is apparently around 22 years old and has been sleeping a lot lately. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Barkingdog August 16th, 2013 11:57 AM

Is the cat still able to eat and drink water? It sound like the poor cat could be getting ready to cross over to the Rainbow bridge . Could you call a vet and see if they can give you some suggestions ?

jennzilla August 16th, 2013 12:01 PM

He is eating. He only drinks out of a dripping tap in the tub because he's a weirdo but he seems to be getting water. Poor old boy.

Barkingdog August 16th, 2013 02:41 PM

[QUOTE=jennzilla;1060732]He is eating. He only drinks out of a dripping tap in the tub because he's a weirdo but he seems to be getting water. Poor old boy.[/QUOTE]

I would not call your cat a weirdo , he very old but also a very strong and smart cat to have lived so long. A lot of cats and dogs loves to drink water from a dripping tap or from a hose. I think it because the water is nice and cold. I guess should try to made him as comfortable as possible and keep any eye on . Has he stopped vomiting or slowed down a bit? If not it would be wise to call the vet.

RUSTYcat August 16th, 2013 02:52 PM

Hi [B][COLOR="Blue"]jennzilla[/COLOR][/B] and welcome to the forum !

I have a few questions for you:
[LIST=1]When was he last seen by a Vet?
2. [U]Exactly[/U] what do you feed him?
3. Has his [U]appetite diminished[/U] [I]since the vomiting started[/I]?
4. Since you've had him, has his drinking increased over time? When did that increase begin?
5. [U]When[/U] did the vomiting begin? [U]How often[/U] does he vomit?
6. Has there been any [U]change[/U] in his bowel movements?
7. Any change in his urination [U]patterns[/U]? In the [U]amounts[/U] of urine deposited?
8. Does he go outdoors?
9. Do you have a Vet [U]that knows him[/U]? Any Vet at all? Is that Vet a [U]cat-only[/U] Vet or a general practice Vet? [/LIST]

pattymac August 16th, 2013 04:17 PM

My oldest boy (age unknown) drinks out the tap too, we keep it running slow for him. He will throw up when he gets constipated. Rustycat's list is perfect. I would say a check-up is in order for him. I'm not rich by any stretch but it's better to get him looked at a regular visit then have to do an emergency visit! I had one of those last weekend and it hurts the bank account way more than a scheduled during hours visit!

jennzilla August 17th, 2013 09:17 AM

I feed him science diet chicken and rice dry food. He is an indoor cat. He vomits in chunks. It won't happen for a while then it will happen three times in a night. I haven't noticed any litter box changes but I have two cats so it's hard to hell. There is a bit of diareha but that could be either one. He seems to be drinking the same amount. I have taken him to a vet once for a cyst on his face about a year ago. The vet is a general practise.

sandyrivers August 28th, 2013 06:00 PM

your old cat

You say he vomits in chunks... I suspect there are still chunks of undigested food in the vomit... Perhaps it's too hard for his old self to masticate properly so it all comes back up.
Maybe if you fed him soft canned food he would have an easier time keeping it in.
Also, if you feed him hard dry food only a few times a day, he may be very hungry and gobble up too fast.
You can also try to moisten his dry food with water to soften it up.

Hope this helps, keep us posted


Barkingdog August 28th, 2013 07:11 PM

Maybe baby food would work it should salt and sugar free .

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