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Cat Vomit

Posted on Thursday Jul 7, 2005

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Bet you didn?¢â??¬â??¢t see that subject coming, did you? Well it is what has been holding us up here: Cat Vomit. It happens about every two days or so and we get a nice treat from the cat. This has been happening for about 4 months. If you remember, we took her to a vet in La Paz because of this problem and they did a blood test and declared her, ?¢â??¬???Hypothyroid?¢â??¬.

Well, we talked to our vet in Seattle and did some research and found that hypothyroid is very rare in cats, especially in cats that have been treated for Hyperthyroidism (note the use of Hypo ?¢â??¬â?? too little and Hyper ?¢â??¬â?? too much). Apparently there is still quite a debate about proper thyroid levels and our old Vet said, don?¢â??¬â??¢t try to treat it without more testing, because the results didn?¢â??¬â??¢t make sense. She did have the same symptoms with hyperthyroidism, meaning vomiting, but she also had a few other subtle symptoms that she doesn?¢â??¬â??¢t have now.

So as part of trying to find out why the cat has been sick so often and has no other symptoms of anything, we decided that the heat and her shedding has been bothering her. Thus the lovely photo of our cat getting a hair cut. Well, that didn?¢â??¬â??¢t help. She still gets sick and doesn?¢â??¬â??¢t really have any significant hairballs.

As a last ditch effort, we found a vet here in Santa Rosalia who has been looking at her. We tried a combo injection of anti-nausea, laxative and anti-acid and she perked right up. All the sudden she seemed to feel better. So we backed off to just the anti-acid for the last two days and she seems to be doing well. Tomorrow we take her in to do another full blood work up. Our best guess right now is she probably has IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and perhaps some kind of addition to her diet might help. We?¢â??¬â??¢ll keep our fingers crossed on the blood results. If all goes well, we?¢â??¬â??¢ll have a healthy kitty and be back underway soon.