Otherwise Healthy Cat, Vomiting

Description of your first forum.

Otherwise Healthy Cat, Vomiting

Post by Andre » Thu, 27 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Hi everyone,

I am a lurker around here that comes and reads every so often picking up
ideas and bit of advice here and there, except for this time I have a
valid question about my cat that I can't seem to figure out.- thought I
would post and see if anyone has some ideas.

Our Cat, "C'mere" is a 9 yr. Old Abby mixed breed female- she is very
playful but is very tiny. She is quite healthy and infact just had a vet
check-up 2 weeks ago. Today something strange- she has been vomiting and
I am wondering what might be the cause. I hear the kitty "gagging" and I
go running out into the living room to see her heaving- once in a while,
maybe 3 times a year she does this, and usually if she has been outside
eating grass, she will come in and vomit it up. But she is an indoor
cat. This is not usual behaviour for her, and the 3rd time today she has
done this. Aside from the first vomit, she isn't bringing up anything.
(please excuse the details..) but a clear, saliva like liquid. Which
leaves me to wonder if she might have some kind of cat stomach flu?
perhaps a bacteria of somekind? I threw out all of her catfood and am
soaking her dishes. I am going to buy her some new catfood as soon as
possible, in case it is bacteria or something- I don't want it to make
her more ill.

Has this happened to anyone else before? Anyone have any ideas? I am
grateful for any comments.

Thanks :)

Andrea

 
 
 

Otherwise Healthy Cat, Vomiting

Post by De » Fri, 28 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
>Hi everyone,

>I am a lurker around here that comes and reads every so often picking up
>ideas and bit of advice here and there, except for this time I have a
>valid question about my cat that I can't seem to figure out.- thought I
>would post and see if anyone has some ideas.

>Our Cat, "C'mere" is a 9 yr. Old Abby mixed breed female- she is very
>playful but is very tiny. She is quite healthy and infact just had a vet
>check-up 2 weeks ago. Today something strange- she has been vomiting and
>I am wondering what might be the cause. I hear the kitty "gagging" and I
>go running out into the living room to see her heaving- once in a while,
>maybe 3 times a year she does this, and usually if she has been outside
>eating grass, she will come in and vomit it up. But she is an indoor
>cat. This is not usual behaviour for her, and the 3rd time today she has
>done this. Aside from the first vomit, she isn't bringing up anything.
>(please excuse the details..) but a clear, saliva like liquid. Which
>leaves me to wonder if she might have some kind of cat stomach flu?
>perhaps a bacteria of somekind? I threw out all of her catfood and am
>soaking her dishes. I am going to buy her some new catfood as soon as
>possible, in case it is bacteria or something- I don't want it to make
>her more ill.

>Has this happened to anyone else before? Anyone have any ideas? I am
>grateful for any comments.

>Thanks :)

>Andrea

Just wondering.....when she went to the vet 2 weeks ago did she get
vaccinated for anything?  Especially using a combo vaccine?  If so, could
be vaccinosis.

Dee

 
 
 

Otherwise Healthy Cat, Vomiting

Post by Beth » Fri, 28 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> Hi everyone,

> I am a lurker around here that comes and reads every so often picking up
> ideas and bit of advice here and there, except for this time I have a
> valid question about my cat that I can't seem to figure out.- thought I
> would post and see if anyone has some ideas.

> Our Cat, "C'mere" is a 9 yr. Old Abby mixed breed female- she is very
> playful but is very tiny. She is quite healthy and infact just had a vet
> check-up 2 weeks ago. Today something strange- she has been vomiting and
> I am wondering what might be the cause. I hear the kitty "gagging" and I
> go running out into the living room to see her heaving- once in a while,
> maybe 3 times a year she does this, and usually if she has been outside
> eating grass, she will come in and vomit it up. But she is an indoor
> cat. This is not usual behaviour for her, and the 3rd time today she has
> done this. Aside from the first vomit, she isn't bringing up anything.
> (please excuse the details..) but a clear, saliva like liquid. Which
> leaves me to wonder if she might have some kind of cat stomach flu?
> perhaps a bacteria of somekind? I threw out all of her catfood and am
> soaking her dishes. I am going to buy her some new catfood as soon as
> possible, in case it is bacteria or something- I don't want it to make
> her more ill.

> Has this happened to anyone else before? Anyone have any ideas? I am
> grateful for any comments.

> Thanks :)

> Andrea

Even if she just saw the vet, I think this is worth, if not a return visit,
at least a phone call to the vet just to get his/her opinion about what
might be going on.  It might not be anything serious, but I think you ought
to check it out anyway, just in case.
 
 
 

Otherwise Healthy Cat, Vomiting

Post by Andre » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Dee,

Yes, you raise a good question. She was vaccinated for 2-3 things-
panlukapinia <sp>, rabies, and feline booster. I've not heard of vaccinosis
before? what is it?

Seems to be doing better today...

Quote:
> Just wondering.....when she went to the vet 2 weeks ago did she get
> vaccinated for anything?  Especially using a combo vaccine?  If so, could
> be vaccinosis.

> Dee

 
 
 

Otherwise Healthy Cat, Vomiting

Post by De » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
>Dee,

>Yes, you raise a good question. She was vaccinated for 2-3 things-
>panlukapinia <sp>, rabies, and feline booster. I've not heard of
>vaccinosis before? what is it?

>Seems to be doing better today...

Vaccinosis is a reaction to the vaccines.  Ideally vaccines should be
given one at a time, spaced out over days or weeks, but in reality most
vets give  multiples in one visit.  It's a big hit to the cat's immune
system, and some cats react negatively to it.

My cat Corky was given a combo vaccine the day I adopted her from the
shelter.  She spent the following 6 months throwing up and having awful
diarrhea.  The vet suggested antibiotics, which did nothing.  Parasite
tests came up negative.

After trying lots of different foods, herbs, enzymes, etc.  I
learned that the homeopathic Thuja occidentalis is good for vaccinosis.
I gave her one pellet of Thuja 30C dissolved in milk.  The diarrhea
stopped that day.  Over the next 2 weeks she vomited once more, so I
repeated the dosage.  That was one year ago.  The diarrhea has never
returned.  She did vomit once more last May so I gave her third dose.
That was the last time she threw up.

Dee