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Cat’s Stomach Pain, Vomiting, a Matter of Urgency

Bring your cat to any available vet when your cat vomits excessively and appear to have stomach pain.

Bring your cat to any available vet when your cat vomits excessively and appear to have stomach pain.

Q: My 11-year-old house cat has been vomiting for the last five hours (four times so far). When I try to touch her stomach, she cries in pain. I changed her dry food three days ago, but her moist food and treats are the same as always. She wants nothing to eat or drink. I tried to coax her to drink some water, with no success.

In checking her litterbox, I can see that the stool is soft, but not runny. I was going to give her some tuna “juice” but have not as of yet.

Unfortunately, all vets in my area are closed on the weekends. What can I do for her? She is normally a very healthy cat. She had a full check-up three weeks ago.

A: You are going to have to call the nearest vet who is open and drive your cat there for some medical attention. A cat’s persistent vomiting and abdominal pain are signs that something is surely amiss, and even though your cat received a clean bill of health three weeks ago, something has obviously developed between then and now.

Abdominal pain could be a sign of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) or pyelonephritis (inflammation and infection of the kidneys). A sudden change in your cat’s diet will sometimes cause a cat to have some vomiting or diarrhea, but these are usually mild and of no real consequence. Your cat sounds much sicker than you’d expect with a simple case of gastroenteritis. Check the internet for the nearest 24-hour veterinary facility in your area.

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