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What is Vomiting With Bile?

Bile is a yellow or green substance produced in a cat’s liver, which aids in digestion of food. Vomiting with bile, or bilious vomiting syndrome, in cats can be an alarming condition for both the feline and the worried owner.  Vomiting with bile may be especially difficult for an owner to recognize, given that animals are likely to clean up after themselves, unless you manage to catch your cat in the act of vomiting. This can make it difficult to determine exactly how long the condition has been occurring. It’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms that can occur with bilious vomiting syndrome in order to determine when veterinary intervention is necessary.

Symptoms of Vomiting With Bile in Cats

Vomiting with bile typically occurs in the morning or early evening, when a cat’s stomach is empty, although it can also happen at any time. Here are the main symptoms to watch for:

  • Long term occasional vomiting
  • Vomiting that occurs with bile
  • Weight Loss
  • Disinterest in Food
  • Excessive Drooling

Types

Vomiting can take many forms, and it’s important to distinguish the various types to know when a serious condition exists that warrants a trip to your local vet.

  • Regurgitation: In the wild, cats will eat small meals frequently, as food is available. When domesticated cats eat too much food at once, or eat too quickly, they can regurgitate their food after eating. 
  • Hairball: Hairballs are regurgitated or cleared from your cat’s throat in a manner that may seem similar to vomiting. They cat may heave for several moments attempting to clear the hairball and may also return stomach fluids or regurgitated food with the hairball due to the aggressive coughing.

Causes of Vomiting With Bile in Cats

In many cases, the exact cause of bilious vomiting syndrome, or vomiting with bile, is unknown. However, there are several conditions that can cause the condition and that should be ruled out by your veterinarian. Common causes may include:

  • Intestinal Inflammation
  • Irritation of the Stomach Lining
  • Improper Diet
  • Parasites
  • Infection
  • Liver Disease

Diagnosis of Vomiting With Bile in Cats

The first thing your veterinarian will do in order to diagnose the cause of vomiting is ask for your cat’s history concerning the condition. It is therefore important that you document the number of times, frequency and approximate start date of the vomiting. Additionally, you should collect a stool and urine sample if possible and supply your vet with the brand and specific recipe of any commercial cat food.

After reviewing the history of your cat, your vet may then opt to perform several diagnostic tests to rule out serious, life threatening conditions. These tests may include liver and kidney assessment via a urinalysis, a full blood profile including white blood cell count analysis, and a thorough physical exam. Your vet may also perform radiographic tests such as x-ray or ultrasound to examine motility of the contents of the stomach or any potential obstructions. It may take several days to over a week for the results of these tests to be returned to your vet.

Treatment of Vomiting With Bile in Cats

On some occasions, vomiting with bile in your cat will subside on its own. In cases where the syndrome is ongoing, there will be various courses of treatment depending on the underlying cause. In the event of food causes, your vet may prescribe an approved cat food formula for animals with problem stomachs or food sensitivities. They may also alter the amount or frequency of your cat’s meals. 

If food or diet alterations don’t alleviate your pet’s symptoms, the veterinarian may prescribe certain drugs such as antibiotics for infections or digestive affecting drugs to increase the ability of your pet to digest food or to reduce the amount of bile in the digestive system. Probiotics may also be prescribed to help reset the levels of good bacteria in your cat’s digestive system. 

Recovery of Vomiting With Bile in Cats

With appropriate treatment, the prognosis for your cat is very good after being diagnosed with vomiting with bile. Stomach conditions can take time to fully heal and your cat’s entire digestive system will often times need to reset and regrow important balances of good bacteria. In the case of prescription medicine, it will be important to complete the entire regimen in order to fully resolve the condition.

For food-based treatment, following the recommended course of meals and sticking with a consistent diet will almost immediately eliminate bilious vomiting syndrome. Alteration of the course of feeding, if followed, will provide lasting results. Most cats with this condition will respond well with maintained treatment, whether dietary or prescription based.

Vomiting With Bile Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Doodlebug
Cat
16 Years
Moderate condition
2 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

My cat has started vomiting a lot in the past week. Its mostly white and yellow liquid. She has stopped eating her dry food completely and will only eat wet food which she then throws up. She has lost a lot of weight in the past year or so, and I took her to the vet who diagnosed her with low thyroid and stage 2 kidney disease. She is old, somewhere between 15-18. I don't know what to do. I want her to eat but she just throws up. She still drinks water. She pees a lot. Is she suffering?

What is the answer to the question?

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C-A-T
Gray Tabby
8 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Green vomit lethargic not pooping

I have a 6 - 8mos (approx) feral male kitten (named C-A-T)with whom I adopted along with his pregnant mother(Ittybitty) approximately 5 months ago.
Itty bitty had 5 kittens 12 weeks ago. I made sure the kittens were born inside and were raised inside despite Mama's efforts to get them outside Ittybitty was fixed on August 28th and C-A-T was fixed on September 18th. All of the kittens except one we're giving away on the 21st of September. C-A-T I'm sure felt lost and depressed from the kittens disappearance around that time I noticed that his urine smells really strong and then slowly Heats stopped eating and he wasn't pooping and started vomiting this continued for approximately 3 days then he started eating and drinking again for about a week but still hasn't pooped that I can tell yesterday he didn't eat this morning I gave him a couple treats which he ate and when I went to go check on him around 11 he had puked deep green color down the side of his cat tree and on the floor all the other vomit was Brown in color like the food he was eating except for this dark green color today. He seems very lethargic and not very playful at all now since then I fed him and he ate some food now he seems lethargic again what should I do

I have about a year old Russian blue who is doing the same thing the past few days....it has me really concerned and worried!!!

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Buddy
domestic short hair
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I have a 13 year old cat. He has been breathing hard since yesterday and today he threw up yellow bile tonight . I went to hold him and he went into the closet. Is there anything I can give him to settle his stomach or what should I do?

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Ned
American Shorthair
13 Years
Moderate condition
2 found helpful
Moderate condition

I have a 13 year old cat who used to vomit one a week or every other week. For the last month or so he’s vomiting more frequently with bile and has lost some weight. I am offering him different wet foods with not much luck, but today there was something he wanted to eat but vomited at the sight of food. He’s very fragile and stresses out exteremely with any medical setting. Are there any options that does not require a lot of testing?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I know that it can be stressful for cats to have veterinary visits, but in this case it would be a good itea to have Ted examined, and possible blood or fecal tests, to try and figure out what might be wrong with hiim. Without examining him, I can't recommend anything for him, and your veteirnarian will be able to examine him, make sure he is okay, and suggest any possible tests. There are many cat-only veterinary clinics, and many veterinarians who are very sensitive to the comfort of cats, as we all know that they are more sensitive to veterinary visits, and it can be hard on them. I hope that he recovers well.

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Ziggy
tabby
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Only vomiting on an empty stomach
Vomiting on empty stomach

Ziggy vomits only on an empty stomach, sometimes bile with hair and sometimes stomach acid. He has been evaluated by our vet and had X-rays, lab work, and an ultrasound all negative. The only thing that works is feeding him small meals five times per day, including in the middle of the night. Changed his food from Instinct Chicken to Turkey Limited Ingredients, which does not seem to have helped. Famotidine has not seemed to help, nor a probiotic. Trying sulcralfate now, but first dose last night (1/8 tab in water) didn’t help as this morning (we didn’t feed him in the middle of the night) he had an episode. His appetite and stools are healthy. What next? Changing food to rabbit? Combo of famotidine and sulcalfate? Any ideas? I have fed him immediately after his vomiting and he does not vomit food, so doesn’t seem like a food sensitivity.
Thanks.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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You certainly have tried many different medications and diets to try and resolve this problem for Ziggy. I cannot add very much to this treatment history that hasn't already been done. The only thing that I can possibly think to add might be endoscopic biopsies to evaluate the cell structure of the stomach. I hope that everything goes well with Ziggy.

Please help me my cat is suffering,I want to tell you about its condition and also want you to help me please.

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Ryder
dsh
23 Months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating
Weight Loss
Lethargy
Vomiting

Ryder has been unwell for approximately 2wks now. Vomiting morning and night most days. He will have a day or two break and look like he is coming good, only to wake me in the middle of the night or early hours of the morning vomiting. It is mostly bile, or occasionally just water with what looks like foam in it.
He is barely eating, but appears to be drinking well. He has lost a lot of weight, is lethargic and quite disinterested in life right now.
Due to a recent car accident I am unable to get him to the Vets and am terribly concerned about his well being :( I have read many articles on encouraging cats to eat and have tried my hardest with very little success.
I am so worried about my boy, please help me :(
Thank you so much for your time,
Kirsty

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Yulie
Siamese cat
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Please look into my description

Hello, I have a cat who is pregnant and she vomited a green with yellow liquid- I can't be sure if that is a bile. These days she sleeps long and feels uncomfortable she keep changing her position in laying. She suddenly meows sometimes because I think there is something that is uncomfortable with her stomach. We gave her a water mixed with sugar to regain her strength. Are my descriptions are just a signs of pregnancy or there is more than that? Her eyes are kinda half-closed and a little water- its like looking lazy at us, and I can feel her fatigue because she walks slowly. Can you help us know what's happening with our beloved cat?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This may be just down to pregnancy, but keep a close eye on her since she should be able to keep food down and should be hydrated; there are many potential complications during pregnancy and without examining her I cannot give you a 100% all clear. Monitor for now, but if you see further vomiting, she has a fever, vaginal discharge or anything else concerning visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Benji
Unknown
3 Months
Moderate condition
2 found helpful
Moderate condition

I have two kittens that are about 3 months old. Since this morning one has been vomiting bile, and hasn't been as playful as normal. He has mainly been resting in one spot and sleeping, he'll still get up and move every once in awhile, mainly gets up go elsewhere and vomit. He gets annoyed and growls when the other kitten tries to play with him and he'll go to another room and lay there for awhile before he comes back and lays by us in the bedroom or on the couch. He won't eat or drink anything, but we were able to give him a little water earlier and he still threw up afterward. It's upsetting to see him not be himself. He's not as playful as usual, he has just been very quiet. The nearest vet can't see us until almost Tuesday and I'm not sure what else I can do to help him. It is possible he could have eaten something he shouldn't have, they both sometimes get into things During the night while we are asleep, I'm not 100% sure. Normally he eats and drinks just fine, is very playful and a big cuddler but all of a sudden he just lays there watching everyone around him, and can't seem to hold much down. The other kitten is perfectly fine, she has been eating, drinking and playing like normal.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important at a minimum to keep Benji hydrated, also speak with your Veterinarian’s Office and explain that Benji is not eating or drinking and don’t want to wait for Tuesday. Try to add a little Pedialyte to his water which may help him to drink, also separate the two cats so that Benji can rest without being disturbed. The causes may be due to an obstruction from a foreign body, especially if they like to get into different things, but other causes may be infection (even though the other cats is fine), parasites, other intestinal obstruction among other problems. I would push to see your Veterinarian earlier and push the lack of hydration and that his gums are sticky. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Abner
Siamese
16 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

I have a 16 year old Siamese cat and I've noticed these past couple of days has vomited a couple of times a day. It's all been bile since the beginning. He seems to be doing the bathroom fine and staying hydrated but doesn't eat. Is there any at home remedies I can give him since I can't afford to take him to the vet?
He mostly vomits in the morning and towards the evening/night.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Partly due to Abner's age, it would be best to have him seen by your veterinarian if he isn't eating. A veterinarian can examine him and determine the best treatment for him. Without seeing him, I'm not sure what might be going on, so can't recommend any home remedies. I hope that he is okay.

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Sam
American longhaired tabby
15 Years
Moderate condition
-1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My cat has had problems keeping his food down and once he has puked up his food he vomits up bile. He seems like it is painful when he vomits up bile. He normally seems fine for a little while afterword and then proceeds to vomit up bile again. He won't drink any wanted now unless I give him food but then he vomits again.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Sam is not eating or drinking, and vomiting when he eats, he needs to be examined by a veterinarian to determine what might be going on with him. Your veterinarian will be able to look at him and recommend any possible tests or treatments that may be necessary. I hope that he is okay.

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YODA
Exo-Persian
5 Months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Fleas

Medication Used

Frontline Anti-

I just had my 5month kitten confined because he has anemia from fleas. He was administered with ivf and vit.c. just right now, my kitten threw up. Was my kitten diagnosed correctly and given the right treatment?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Yoda, I cannot confirm the diagnosis; however Frontline (fipronil) is commonly used for treating fleas on cats and supportive care with fluids etc.. is good to maintain hydration etc... If yoda is anaemic, it will take some time for the red blood cells to regenerate, keep an eye on Yoda and keep checking in with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cosmic creeper
American Shorthair
7 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Vomiting

Creepy has been one to vomit occasionally but she vomited up two hair balls last week and has started vomiting bile three times this week. Should I be worried? She's 7 and eats purina one indoor formula.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting and vomiting with bile may occur for many reasons, hairballs and empty stomachs are common causes for both; try to give Creepy meals more frequently like twice or three times per day (smaller portions) and try to give a hairball remedy to see if that will also help. If there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I just checked with the Vet and they said, there are no changes in his condition. I am worried that the ivf isn't effective cos there's no progress in his health. Thanks for the quick response tho, much appreciated.

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Vida
tabby
11 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Dry heaving,

I have an 11 year old short hair tabby, he gets occasional hair balls and vomits them. We recently added a long hair tabby to our household and Vida has begun to eat his treats rapidly so they aren't stolen. He vomited a bit after doing this the other day, but the last two days he has been gagging and nothing comes out.. He gags once or twice and just lies down.. Should i make a vet appointment immediately? Or could it be the rapid eating and possible hairball from the new kitty?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It is possible that Vida's behavior is related to both of those things, and if he is eating and drinking and bright and happy otherwise, you should be okay to keep a close eye on him and have him seen if the problem continues, or if he is vomiting, lethargic, or not eating.

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Gizmo
American Shorthair
8 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My 8 year old cat has been vomiting since this morning. His stomach is visibly clenching almost constantly, and at this point he is just throwing up bile. He has thrown up at least 10 times that we have seen/found. He is an inside cat with all his shots. We have not changed his diet and he has not eaten anything that we could see in his vomit. We do know he got into a drain we were working on (drains the washing machine water) because we saw his footprints. It is very nasty and we are afraid he got ill from cleaning off his paws. I was wondering if that could be the issue and what could be causing his illness?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that waste water from the washing machine drain may be causing irritation to Gizmo’s stomach since there would be residue from detergents and those drains can get a lot of gunk inside them and on the inside of the pipes which may harbour pathogens. Keep an eye on Gizmo for now and ensure he has access to plenty of water, but I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian for supportive and symptomatic care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

^ Then why did you decide to get a pet that you can't afford to look after?

I agree mostly the advice is see a vet surely someone can offer better ideas as to the cause!

You say the same shit to EVERY question. Do you know anything? Geez.. Most of us can't afford a phone call to the vet, let alone an office visit. THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING YOU IN THE FIRST PLACE!

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Imhotep
Turkish Van mix
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

11 year old male cat projectile vomited green-colored hair ball 3 days ago. Yesterday morning and again this morning he vomited large amount water-like clear liquid. He is eating, drinking water normally. No change in activity or personality.

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Delmar
domestic short hair
2 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

I have a two year old male cat who has been vomiting bile for two full days. He eats and throw up his food immediately. He is still throwing up with an empty stomach. It is yellow and has some small amounts of hair in it. I have two other cats who are not throwing up. He is still eating and drinking.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Delmar has been vomiting his food for two days and doesn't seem to be improving, he should probably see a veterinarian to see what might be going on with him. Young cats are prone to infections, inflammatory diseases, and foreign bodies, and a veterinarian will be able to examine him and see what might be happening and how to treat him.

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Chief
Feral
1 Year
Mild condition
-1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Yellow vomit

My cat is a one year old male domesticated feral. Yesterday he puked clear yellow liquid. He has been lethargic but he has been eating. His poop is not as formed as it usually is but is not loose either. Should I be concerned ? Please advice me with what it is and how to deal with such instances.
Thank you.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Chief is vomiting, is lethargic, and is having soft stools, he should be seen by a veterinarian. Cats are prone to infection and infectious disease, and he may need medical therapy. I hope that all goes well.

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Jezzy
Shorthair
12 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hairballs, vomiting with bile

My 12 year old cat has recently started throwing up. At least I think recently. I have noticed twice a pile of regurgitated food by her bowl in the last 2 weeks. Today she hacked up a hair ball around 3:00 and then again around 7, however there wasn't a hairball the second time. She has never had issues with hairballs in the past. I just ordered Science Diet sensitive stomach for her. At what point do I need to start monitoring with a vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you’re noticing an issue with hairballs, you may also want to think about a hairball remedy that you can give to help with the passage of any hair; keep an eye on Jezzy for the time being but visit your Veterinarian if these episodes become more frequent or if Jezzy seems in distress when bringing up or attempting to bring up a hairball or vomit. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Katy
Long hair mixed breed
10 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Constipation
Vomiting
soft stool after constipation

Medication Used

lactulose
Synbiotic
Ornitil
Arginine
Pronefra
Hepatogen

Hi, Doctor!
I have the following problem with my almost 11 years cat. She is a domesticated long hair breed. Almost all her life, she received Hills i/k/l diet (33% each) and 1/4 wet sachet Royal Canin/Hills daily. She received this diet when at 6 months she vomited yellow-green. With this food, the vomiting has stopped for.. 10 years.
Two months ago, she started to constipate and vomit - usually food with hairballs. I shaved her and the first vet gave her Ranitidine and told me to switch to i/d only and R Canin Fiber Response. One week later, the vomit has reappeared. Second doctor took her blood tests and results have shown huge amount of problems: GGT/ALT 8 times bigger, AST, ALKP, TP, ALB, GLU, Chol all increased. Creatinine was normal, but on the edge. They gave me Hepatogen (hepatic/bile) 2 times daily, Pronefra (renal) 2 times daily, arginine (hepatic) 2 times daily and obliged me to only give her Hills l/diet and Trovet hepatic canned.
3 weeks I didn't change her food (Hills i/k/l diets), except that I added 1/2 sachet R Canin Hairball Control for constipation and gave her Hepatogen. Everything went great (including stool) until she vomited 6-7 k/d regurgitated kibbles. At that moment, I changed the diet gradually to only l/d and 15 g Trovet hepatic canned food daily, Arginine and Pronefra. The vomiting continued 1 time a week, but worse, meaning this time it isnt't regurgitated, but extremely digested and very liquid. At the same time, she is constipated and I give her lactulose or petroleum jelly at least 1/2 times a week, in order for her to pass stool, now that she is on this draconian diet.
I forgot to mention she also had an abdominal ultrasound with nothing to show up, except a very small increase of her spleen and 3 small mineral deposits on the gallbladder. Liver, kidney, pancreas, stomach all looking great. She also had a CBC, showing an infection/inflammation in her body (doctors dint give anything on this!!). She also was tested for hyperthyroidism, results were negative.
Fast forward, after a month since the hepatogen treatment started, a week with Pronefra, a week with Arginine (which was eliminated afterwards due to vomiting and very soft stool associated with the vomit) took her to a new vet for new blood tests. All of them are great and normal, particularly liver/kidney/pancreas (yey!). CBC showed no more infection/inflammation, but there was one unit (cant remember which) that showed dehydration. New doctor placed it on stress to visit the vet (possibly).
2 days after the great tests results, meaning yesterday - vomiting in the morning, after 30 minutes distance of breakfast. :( The vomit is food, but a very digested one and liquid. Please help me!!! I am so desperate for not knowing what is causing this! The 3rd doctor told me to switch from l/diet to i (gastro)/diet only from Hills. She also gave me Synbiotic (a pre/probiotic), Ornitil plus (ornitine for liver). I havent changed the diet yet, but I dont believe i/d will make wonders, as long as I already given only that food for 1 week (first dr, remember?) with no results.
What do you think? Is it possible for the cat to be tired of 10 years of Hills diet and needs a gastro diet from other brand? Is it possible for parasites to be causing this? Doctors dint allow to give her anti-parasitic pills because of the liver problems. They only allowed to give spot-on Stronghold, because I saw 1 flea on her. She hasnt been disinfested since last year (with Cestal cat), but she is an indoor cat and I'm very careful with hygiene.
I'm really tired. I spent so much money in 2 months and my cat is still vomiting :(, I'm really really desperate :((. Should I give her Orniltil Plus and Synbiotic with Hills i/d only?
The things are as following: Day one - vomiting. Day 2 + 3 constipation and give her lactulose (only 1.5 ml once) - constipation solved. Day 4-5 stool good, but day 4 or 5 wakes up at 3-4PM and tries to vomit for 1-2 hours (it's like she has no saliva and tries to create some saliva, I dont know how to describe it. Still she doesn't vomit) . Day 6 - soft stool and vomit (she vomits right after defecating).
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!

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Fluffy
Persian
7 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Medication Used

Doxycycline

Hi, my cat was hospitalized two weeks ago so he can get fluids becuz he has pancreas inflammation. When he was discharged ,They gave me antibiotics (doxycycline tablet) to give him for 18 days. Last week, we went for check up and the doctor said that everything is ok i should just less his food. Yesterday, i gave him his antibiotic and he vomited after it green vomit. I did my research, and it showed me that he had an empty stomach maybe thats why this happened. Today, i gave him the antibiotics after he finished eating by 30 minutes & again he vomited green vomit. Is it normal?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This isn’t normal and may be attributable to an empty stomach, if you are feeding Fluffy just once per day you should try feeding three or four times per day in small portions to see if there is any improvement. If there is no improvement you should return to your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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sky
stray
8 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

rapid weight loss , green vomit

i look after stray cats , that live outside as well as my own indoor cats. one of the stray cats as lost weight rapidly and is vomiting green bile. the vet as recommended to put her to sleep . they think she might have leukaemia and other problems, i don't have any money so they wont do the blood test , also we are not sure how old she is.
whats signs are there a cat wont live much longer ?

Hi, there, I'm not a doctor, but I also look after stray cats and have extensive experience with cats diseases in general. There are rapid tests for leukemia and they don't cost a fortune, at least in Romania (around 20 euro).
Don't put down the poor cat just because she is vomiting green bile. If otherwise she is ok, try giving her Hills i/d and Hills l/d. When my cat was 6 months old she was vomiting a lot green bile, because of my feeding her with Whiskas/Kitekat. Switching to Hills liver and digestive diet stopped the vomit for 10 years. Now she is 11 and has started to vomit again (not green this time!, but digested food) and I believe she has other problems or got tired with Hills diet. Still, for 10 years,Hills i/d and l/d was her greatest ally. Try it.

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Willow
British short hair
4 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Willow often vomits and has done so of and on for the 3 years we have had her. Willow has no other symptoms and seems to be healthy and happy. Willow will vomit for the whole day when we come back from the vet after her vaccinations but it settles by the evening. We did feed her Iams dry with a wet portion once per week. Changing her dry food to go cat soft and tender did result in no vomiting but after a year of this diet the vomiting is back. Willow likes to drink from the tap but has a bowl of water available. Willow loves cat milk which I ration as she would drink it excessively. On the day she has wet food she will eat all of her portion and cry to be at the other two cats share. Willow is a good weight and sometimes a little over weight. The vomit is sometimes mixed with gastric liquid but usually semi-digested Thank you for your time.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Common causes of vomiting in healthy cats include hairballs, parasites, food intolerances, and lactose intolerance. Cats become lactose intolerant shortly after being weaned as kittens, and that cat milk may be causing the problem. Otherwise, it would be best to mention it to your veterinarian, as they can examine Willow and determine if there is cause for concern, and prescribe therapy if needed.

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Persephone
Medium haired cat
13 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting bile

My kitten, she is 13 weeks old yet has begun vomiting bile with fur in it? She has also shown no interest in food. Would activated charcoal or something for digestion in the pet store help? Or even a hair ball formula treat?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Whether Persephone would benefit from hairball remedy or not really depends on how often she is vomiting. If it is only occasional and she is normal otherwise, you can try a hairball paste that is available from the pet store. If that doesn't help, or if it is more frequent, it would be best to see a veterinarian to get treatment for her.

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Frances
Domestic shorthair
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepiness
Lethargy
slow
Vomiting

This is the third day in a row I’ve woken up and she has thrown up all over the house. She can’t keep anything down and has become uninterested in food and water which has me worried. Every chance she gets she goes off to a dark room by herself to lay on the floor and hasn’t done anything but throw up and sleep for days now. It started off and clear liquid, then yesterday started to look a little brown and now has a dark greenish tint and I don’t know what else I should be doing for her

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Frances needs to see a veterinarian right away. Possible reasons for this behavior include infectious disease, a foreign body, or parasites. From your description, without veterinary care, she may not make it. They'll be able to examine her, see what might be going on, and recommend any care that she may need.

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Peanut
mini maine coone
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loose stool
Vomiting bile
white stool
Not Eating

Our cat Peanut has been having white stools on and off for some time but, the wet food she eats (Fancy Feast Medley w/ greens) is white. she gets a half of a small can in the morning.. dry food (purina indoor) the rest of the day.She doesnt overeat. The past 4 days her stool has been whiter than normal and it looks like its mixed with clear slime? mucus? basically its vry soft poo surrounded by wet. sry for the TMI. Everything she eats for the last two days, she brings back up. sometimes just smelling food causes her to bring up bile. Today..i'm having a hard time getting her to drink water. Her stomach feels like a ball (not hard,but not soft either) with more swelling on the right. *fingers crossed* hopefully will be able to get her into the vet tomrrow. since this is labor day weekend and it costs hundreds just to bring them in to see her, we've held off. I hope this hasnt lessened her chances. everything I've read points to liver disease. I guess all i want to know so that i am prepared as much as i can be.. is will i be bringing her home tomorrow or burying her.

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Missy
dsh
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Hi there! My cat, Missy vomits almost every day. It began as hairballs with bile and is now bile and sometimes regurgitated food. She has had her bloods checked and all is fine. I've tried her on a hypoallergenic diet and she's not responding. Does she need X-ray's and contrast study to check her for obstructions? She is still providing a stool.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Obstructions are a possibility but I would look more into other possible causes if Missy has normal stool and isn’t showing any signs of pain; parasites, dietary issues, environmental irritants and other causes may be to blame. I would recommend you first visit your Veterinarian for a general examination to see if anything is picked up and allow your Veterinarian to guide you in the diagnostic process before jumping into contrast x-rays. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Randy
Taby
One Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lack of energy

My cat has been vomiting for a week it is a clear liquid that is foamy. He has had xrays, ultra sound and blood work and found nothing what can I do to help him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It can be difficult to narrow in on a cause for vomiting in cats, normally x-rays or blood tests would flag possible causes but sometimes a cause cannot be determined. When a cat vomits white foam, it is normally an indicator that their stomach is empty; you may try to feed Randy in smaller regular portions throughout the day so that the stomach isn’t empty which would prevent acid build up and vomiting. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Elvis
Bombay black cat
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Medication Used

Pantaprazole

5 month old kitten vomiting bile even after pantoprazole. Hasn't eaten in 36 hours and got glucose drip butstill vomiting. Blood test will come tomorrow. He is not eating at all should I try to force feed him? I gave him yogurt and water and swallowed it but vomited it later. I'm thinking of giving him ors forcefully. I serve him regular cat food. Bile vomiting has been going on for some time but since three days it's acute.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I"m sorry that is happening with Elvis. He may have a foreign body, parasites, or an infectious disease that is causing this problem, and if he is continuing to vomit, he may need to be on IV fluids until your veterinarian is able to figure out the cause. It would be best to follow up with them and let them know that he is still vomiting and not eating.

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Mikey
Bengal
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Medication Used

none

My cat goes through phases of vomiting. He does it once or twice a day for about a week and then he’s fine for several months, but I recently moved a couple of times within the space of a month and he’s been vomiting a few times a day this past week. He’s eating and using the “facilities” without problem (he’ll usually eat again right after vomiting), but lately I’ve noticed just green colored bile when he vomits. His pattern is to vomit food (or a hairball) first and then a second bout with just bile. On the very rare occasion, his bile will have bubbles around the edges.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If you are noticing that Mikey is vomiting more frequently, it would be a good idea to have him examined by a veterinarian to make sure that everything is okay with him. If he was stressed by the move, he may be grooming more and have more of a hairball problem, but without seeing him, I can't comment on what might be causing this problem, and he may have something more serious going on. I hope that all goes well for him!

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Duke
Ragdoll
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

I have a almost 1 year old cat, My cat vomited last night and again this morning he threw up bile, and is now drool semi-excessively. Is this natural? Or should this be a case for concern. He also seems to have lost his appetite

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without being able to examine Duke, I can't say for sure if anything is going on with him, but young cats are prone to foreign bodies, parasites, and hairballs. Since he has vomited multiple times, is nauseous, and has a decreased appetite, it would be best to have him seen by your veterinarian to have an exam and make sure that he is okay.

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Bella
Himalayan
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My cat is 1,5 years old was vomiting about 2-3 times a week. She vomited with a lot of food at first then with bile till it was a blood in it. She ate good and was very active. I took her to a vet and he saw big mass in her stomach. She will have surgery. My question is what can cause such mass in her stomach? Could it be cancer or tumor at her age? She didn't lost any weight at this time.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various masses which may be affecting the stomach which may include cancer (rare in younger cats), hairballs, foreign objects among other causes; without examining Bella I cannot give you much information. It is best to wait until after surgery and any mass will be sent for histopathology. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Salem
Feline
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Thowing up and diarea

My daughter took in two cats that were faril that was about a year ago now the male is sick throwing up yesterday she saw there was green we have had him fixed thast fall hes a great house cat but im worried cause there is diarrea too

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Salem is having diarrhea and vomiting, he should be examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible. A veterinarian will be able to examine him, determine what might be going on, and recommend any testing or treatment that may be needed. I hope that he is okay.

She took him and its going to be more than can be afforded shes willing to sell everything she has to help him i bought some rachel ray indoor cat food so far no throwing up and i started giving water in a medicine dropper and now hes drinking water so i hope we are on thw right track i hate to see her loose everything she has gaind from working he jas nit yhrown up the foid or water so we still need prayer for him

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mia
short hair
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

my cat is not eating nor.pooping and shes been throwing up almost everyday...today she threw up kinda green...this s never happened before and shes an indoor car so i dont know what might cause her to be like this....its almost 2 weeks without eating please help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many possible causes for a cat to be vomiting and have a loss of appetite; infections (despite what people think indoor cats may still get infections), parasites, foreign objects, poisoning, liver disease, kidney disease, pancreatic disorders among other condition may cause similar symptoms. I cannot say what the specific cause is without examining Mia and I would strongly recommend visiting your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Deliala
Her dad and mom are FL. Storm rescues
3 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

She is puking for 3 days now

My 11wk.kitten has been throwing up bile 3days started giving her sugar water and diluted baby cereal she is weak today and doesn't look good don't get my s.s.check til 1st what can I do

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to keep Deliala hydrated, give 50:50 plain pedialyte and water (possibly give slowly with a syringe) and try to encourage appetite with small chunks of boiled chicken; there are many different causes of vomiting in cats which may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, hairball among other conditions. If there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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charlie
Unknown
11 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

lack of food
Lethargy
Vomiting

my kitten is 11 months old. he is healthy and eat well. when it comes to eating he eats a lot sneaking food from others. it seems he does not chew well just swallow to have other cats meals. yesterday night he did not eat his dinner and in the very early morning he vomited three times. this is not a frequent behavior of his. the vomit is yellow and he throw up everything he drinks. we took him to the vet and said that he is throwing up bile and it is hard to be cured. is it that deadly? what should we do to recover him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In these cases we need to introduce small portions of bland food (chunks of boiled chicken) and to give Charlie something to stop him vomiting; withholding food for 12-24 hours, then introduce a small chuck of boiled chicken and increase slowly over time. I cannot give you any specific details as we are unsure of a possible cause; obstructions, pancreatic disorders, parasites among other conditions may cause this problem. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you doctor. i will do accordingly and let you know if there is any change.

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Cous cous
short haired
13 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting bile

I have a 13yr old large ginger cat.. no particular breed. He has vomited on and off the 6 yrs i have had him, usually after food, i change his dry food and he is ok for a while. Hes not very interested in food now and is vomiting bile often. We live 450km from closest vet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting is a very vague symptom and is common with hundreds of possible conditions; infections, parasites, esophageal disorders, foreign objects, liver disease, pancreatitis among many other conditions may cause vomiting. Unfortunately without more information and an examination I cannot be confident in writing any recommendation and I certainly cannot prescribe anything for CousCous (from a legal point of view). Apart from trying a restricted ingredient diet and ensuring that he is wormed etc… I cannot recommend anything else. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Montgomery
Domestic Long Haired
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Loss Of Consciousness
Vomiting bile
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

Our mix breed Persian x stray kitten apparent!u ingested something that it shouldn't have and has been vomiting green fluid quite possibly bike since morning. It has lost all appetite for any kind of food and seems to be very ill. Had hardly any energy and is lying around without much movement. Please tell us what might be the problem? It's Sunday and therefore the vet isn't available.

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Kookie
American Shorthair
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Depressed
Sleepy
Tired
Not Eating
Weight Loss
Vomiting

Medication Used

Enema

My kitten has been vomiting for the past week or so. We got her checked at the vet and saw that she was a bit dehydrated, depressed, and full of stool, so they got most of the stool out and gave her back. She ate very tiny amounts of food and drank some water, but she still didn't poop. She threw up today and yesterday. She's normally very active and playful, now she sits around and sleeps most of the day. We suspect she might have eaten something, since she likes biting her toys.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If your kitten was dehydrated and depressed when you had her seen, there may be an underlying cause for that - kittens are prone to infectious disease, parasites, and intestinal foreign bodies - she may need a fecal sample analyzed, or an x-ray. Since she isn't improving, it would be a good idea to follow up with your veterinarian, let them know that she is vomiting and still not acting normal, and ask what tests might be necessary to let you know what is wrong and how to resolve it.

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Bonnie
domestic medium hair
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating
Bile
Barfing
Looks fine
not pooping

I have a really old cat named Bonnie and she has been throwing up bile lately and had already been barfing but it has lasted so long she won’t even eat anymore I don’t know if she has went poo but she has peed I’m not really sure what’s wrong with her. When she barfs up bile it’s a little bubbly (which I’m thinking is spit) and it has hair in it I’m not sure what any of this means or if it’s serious should I take Bonnie to the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting with bile is an indicator that the stomach is empty, however there are many possible causes for vomiting with bile which may include infections, parasites, hairballs, other foreign objects or obstructions among other causes; you should try to get Bonnie to eat small regular meals of boiled chicken chunks and ensure she is hydrated. If there is no improvement in the vomiting you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Moony
Persian
5 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My 5mos.kitten is vomiting many times this morning, we brought him to vet and given injections and iv fluid, after we went home he is still vomiting 5 times from 1pm-4pm and after his fasting for 12hours we gave him a small amount of boiled chicken after 3 hours he’s vomiting again.. is this normal?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The behavior that you describe is not normal, no, and Moony should see your veterinarian again tomorrow, and probably have some x-rays taken. Kittens are susceptible to foreign bodies, and he may have an intestinal problem related to that. I hope that he is okay.

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