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Old September 13th, 2009, 08:44 PM
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Question about cat throwing up

I have a cat that is 13 and in good health. He likes to eat grass, which he will throw up from time to time, but i dont worry about it because he has always done it and i have seen many cats do it. But what worries me is now when he does throw up, he falls over. He cant stay upright. It scares me, what if he were to choke when i am not around. He is fine any other time, has good balance, can jump up on things, he roles on his perch and doesnt fall off. So i cant figure out why now all of a sudden when he throws up he falls over. Has any one else had this problem, is it because he is older ?
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Old September 13th, 2009, 10:06 PM
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Sounds like it's time for a thorough vet check to rule out any problems.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 10:43 PM
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I've never observed a cat falling over after having thrown up or heard of it, but a vet visit and checkup may throw some light on this. Could be related to his age. Let us know what the vet says.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 06:18 PM
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I called the vet today. They said that i should keep an eye one him and if anything else changes, or i see anything different in his routine i should bring him in. Because of his age, they believe it is probably due to that, and we have talked about his weight, which like i said he is only 1 or 2 pounds over weight. So i will have to just keep an eye on him, and i am keeping him away from the grass, because he dont throw up very often from food or hairballs, which he rarely gets hairballs even though he is fluffy.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 07:12 PM
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I called the vet today. They said that i should keep an eye one him and if anything else changes, or i see anything different in his routine i should bring him in.
Seriously? Isn't the falling over while vomiting enough of a change in his routine? What more are they looking for?

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Because of his age, they believe it is probably due to that,
That's ridiculous. My cat is 16 and he doesn't just vomit and then collapse. When was the last time you had your cat in for a senior wellness exam (including blood work and a urinalysis)? If it's been more than 6 months, you might want to book an appt despite your vet's lackadaisical attitude (maybe try a different vet, while you're at it). I'd also suggest possibly a chest x-ray and an EKG to see if there is a cardiac issue at the root of this.

Age is not a disease, and cats can easily live into their late teens, even 20s. At 13, your cat could still have many more years ahead of him, but if there is something ailing him, you want to catch it early so that you have the best chance of treating it.

Good luck, and let us know what you find out.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 09:00 PM
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I found this website > http://www.thecatpractice.com/felineemergency.html

This is what it said >
Fainting/ and or Falling over
Can be caused by a multitude of serious problems. It is an emergency unless it is shortly before or after vomiting which will cause a temporary lack of blood to the brain.

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