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15 July 2006 @ 03:12 am
My cat is sick -- any advice?  
I had a cat about 6 six years ago who was sick for about a week and I waited to take him to the doctor till Sat, and he died Fri evening. So one of my cats now is sick, and I'm not sure what I should do. I don't want to jump the gun and put him through the torture of going to the vet and paying the astronomical fees that my local vet charges, if it's nothing.

He's threw up his cat food and then has been throwing up like somewhat clear white liquid, but not much at all. I do have a new cat food, and I put some flowers out that I think he was eating. He's not acting any different, he's not lethargic or out of sorts (as my other cat was), so has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions? Should I wait a few more days? Take him in? Help!
 
 
 
sourisvhosourisvho on July 15th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
I say take him in. It may be and probably is nothing -- cats' intestinal tracts are pretty sensitive, so if he was munching on flowers, that might have caused it, or he could be trying to throw up a hairball -- but it's better safe than sorry IMO. Also, the flowers could be toxic for him. What kind were they?

I know it's expensive, which sucks. Do you have a PetSmart nearby? Their vet might be cheaper, and they have more appointments on the weekend.

In the interim, you could try buying some Pepcid tablets, cut one in half, and give it to him. That will soothe the acidity in his tummy. That's what my vet recommended for my cat when he got sick from some vitamins I had been giving him.
Arabianarabian on July 15th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks. No, I have nothing nearby but one outrageously expensive at least in my experience (a checkup for a kitten I just got cost over $200.00). I'll call them and see how much it would cost, and continue monitoring Doyle. I'll try the pepcid thing too.

Thanks!

ETA: I found another vet. I can't see them before Monday anyway, so I'm going to get the pepcid (she said that sounded good) and see if he's better by then, hopefully he is. If not, I'm taking him on Monday.
sourisvho: Mousesourisvho on July 16th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
I'm glad you were able to find another vet! I hope your kitty just had an upset stomach and the Pepcid does the trick.
Arabian: Kermitarabian on July 16th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
I think it may have. He hasn't thrown up since I gave it to him four hours ago. Thank you so, so much!