My cat keeps being sick

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  1. susan_1981

    susan_1981 PetForums Junior

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    I have 2 cats called Poppy and Daisy. We got back Friday before last from a 2 week holiday. My older brother was feeding them whilst I was away. When we came back, I noticed some sick in 2 places upstairs. Cleaned it up and thought nothing of it. However, came home on Friday to find that one of them had been sick on my bed. Not sure which one it was so just cleaned it up again. Then yesterday I had a kebab. I sometimes give them a little bit of the meat and they are always fine with it. Well I'm not doing this again, just in case because about an hour later, Poppy was sick but Daisy was fine. Then at about 4.30am this morning, I got woken up by the sound of Poppy trying to be sick. Nothing came up. Then when I got home from work this evening, I found that one of them had been sick again. Again, not sure which one this time as I wasn't there. This time, it had grass in it so I assume this is what made them sick.

    I went to the vets today just to get them their flea drops and some worming tablets and spoke to the nurse there. She said that if they continue to be sick after tomorrow then I need to bring them in in case they have a stomach bug. Has anyone had any experience of this? I've known my cats to be sick but not this often. I've changed their food since we came back from holiday so don't think it's this.

    I'm thinking it is Poppy that is being sick when I'm not around but obviously can't be sure. But her behaviour hasn't changed at all. Nor has Daisy's. They are both still playful and are both still eating so, if it weren't for them being sick, I would never know that anything is up. Do you think this is anything for me to worry about?
     
  2. mrsdusty

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    Well I would get it checked out to be on the safe side.
     
  3. ErbslinTrouble

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    did you tell your vet and nurse that your cat has been being sick for the past 3-4 weeks?????? surely they wouldn't have said wait if they knew that? i would take them back in and tell them how long exactly you think your cat has been being sick as you have said on here almost 4 weeks. :confused::(
     
  4. Kay2008

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    Could possibly be a furball that needs bringing up, maybe causing a slight blockage when they swallow something to eat... it then makes them bring it back up.

    Does the sick look like food? is it digested food or undigested?

    Maybe buy them some furball remedy to see if that helps.

    My male cat often wont bring up furballs, he gags and tries to be sick (tries to bring up a furball) but then swallows it again, so in a way never gets rid of it.

    But, to be honest... this has been going on for a good few weeks by the sounds of it? so maybe get them to the vets first to get them checked and see what the vet says.
     
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  5. FluffyCoonz

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    Hiya

    One of my cats did this and it turned out she had a long piece of grass lodged in her throat that had gone up behind her nose and it kept making her gag and be sick.

    Might be worth getting it double checked

    Louise
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  6. susan_1981

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    Well I'm not sure how long it's been going on for. When we got home from holiday, there was sick upstairs which could have been from either cat. Both of the sick patches were near each other so I'm assuming it was just one bought of sickness. I didn't worry then because cats do get sick sometimes. It just seems since Friday that she's been bad. I've called the vets and got an appointment for tomorrow evening. Better to be safe than sorry. I'm really worried about it.

    The food she's bringing up does seem to be undigested so perhaps it is a furball as they are multing at the moment. I'll let you know how I get on tomorrow.
     
  7. susan_1981

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    I took Poppy to the vet today. Because we have changed her food over since we got back from holiday (despite the fact that there was some sick when we got home) that she has got an intolerence to the food we are now giving her. She gave her an injection and told us to bring her back on Friday. In the meantime, we just have to feed her bland foods like fish, chicken and rice.

    The injection cost £35 (and we also spent £35 on Monday for her flea and worming tablets) so we are reluctant to take her back if she is better so we'll soon see. She felt around her neck, checked her ears and throat and temperature which was all fine. She just said that she feels like she has an empty stomach.
     
  8. mrsdusty

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    I am sorry to sound harsh but when you took on the responsibility of cat ownership you have to be prepared for the vet bills and whatever needs your cat needs.
     
  9. susan_1981

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    It's easy to say "whatever needs your cat needs" but if you don't have the money, there's not a lot we can do. We weren't exactly anticipating paying over £100 in just one week on vet fees. My friend had a problem with her cat, she took them to the vet and they also had an antibiotic injection and her vet said that if they aren't better within a few days, bring her back. That's exactly what we will do. She's been sick every day since Friday (except for Saturday) so if she continues to be sick, then of course we will have to find the money to take her back but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
     
  10. Selk67U2

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    What about insurance ? as you only have 2 of them:)Part of being an animal owner is knowing that they might need veterinary treatment. Nobody anticipates paying large amounts in 1 go, but thats all part of owning pets sadly.
     

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