My 9 year old Siamese mix cat named Mya has been repeatedly throwing up for several weeks now. We took her to the vet one week ago. X-rays show no signs of blockage or problems, and when the vet physically examined my cat she found nothing to be worried about. The blood tests did show that she had an overactive thyroid issue. Mya was put on a new diet and for a few days was fine, but is now throwing up again (although not as frequent and less vomit is present when she does throw up). She has lost 1 ounce of weight in a week. Sometimes there is food in the vomit, other times it is more bile than food.
What I don't understand is this: she has no other symptoms of anything. She's eating well, her fur is fine. She has not shown any signs of weight loss other than the 1 ounce at the vet. She is still active (hasn't slowed down a bit, she still loves to play games with me). She's not lethargic or struggling to move, and is still affectionate and cuddly.
I understand that she may be put down because of the vomiting issue, but I just want to know why she is throwing up so much while she has no other health problems (at least from what I can tell).
is she on a dry food diet?? sometimes on kibble they tend to gobble the food down to quickly and its not digested properly and causes them to vomit it up...if so try a canned diet.
heres a site you can read over with some additional tips from Dr. Becker. let us know how it goes, no need to put kitty down she's not showing any signs of it causing her any distress as of yet, she will continue to loose weight if the issue continues and become ill at some point.
Thank you so much for the reply and articles! Mya was always on dry food, but when the vomiting became frequent we switched her to wet. She threw that up as well, and we switched her to a special iodine vomit form the vet, for her thyroid, but after a few fine days she is now throwing up again.
It's definitely vomiting, she often has bile when she throws up- sometimes there is still food/partially digested food in the vomit.
I might give her that cat grass, though, do you think it will help with vomiting?
you said your kitty had a thyroid problem, is she on Iopanoic Acid? you mentioned an iodine product(?).....if the dose is too high it can cause vomiting...but already one of the symptoms of hyperT is vomiting, so it maybe a problem to control....sorry I can't be of more help, if I find more info I'll post it later.
Has she had access to anything like grass, or fine thread, or string? Once one of my cats had an issue like this, with a lot of vomiting over time. She turned out to have some grass up under her soft palate, which was stuck up there and she couldn't vomit it out. A thread would have the same effect. The vet had to knock her out and physically look for it, but he did find it. Certainly before you would put her to sleep, you should ask the vet to do this.
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