Jade has not eaten in over 24 hours. She appears to have a tummy virus? She drinks but will spit up about half of it shortly after. She had a bowel movement about 2 am Saturday morning which was normal and another running about noon on Saturday. It is now 6 pm on Saturday. I cannot get her to eat anything. When she has vomited it was white frothy just like her tummy is empty. My question, do I need to take her to the emergency vet or just take her to her vet first thing Monday morning. Both of her human parents are in the medical profession and we don't want to over react but we don't want to wait to long either. Jade is only 11 lbs.
I am glad that your baby is finally eating and feeling better.
It sounds as if she could have had a touch of gastritis, which does happen to be going around. Other possibilities are hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, pancreatic inflammation or pancreatitis, foreign body ingestion, and others. Do seek professional help if the problem returns.
so sorry for Jade's troubles. I'm not the Vet here, it may take awhile for her to get back to you so I'm going to step in to tell you NOT to wait, take her to a clinic immediately....cats can't go very long without food before they go into a condition called 'fatty liver disease' it can be irreversible...please take her asap. ((>^.^<))♥
Thank you for your reply. I'm happy to say that my baby girl has finally eaten and has much more energy today. Jade woke up feeling much, much better. She had us worried but she was still drinking and wasn't lethargic. I have been told that dogs can go no longer than a week without food and only 3 days without water.
hi, I am so happy to hear that....sorry but I thought Jade was a cat..didn't read well enough, go into panic mode too quickly. I'm not sure how long a dog can go....but I do know its critical for a cat to not go beyond 24 hrs..
Hopefully dr. Chen will comment for us...-)
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.