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Is There anything out there that can be given to a cat when they seem to be having a upset tummie?


Reason i ask is Tigger had one on Saturday night he was vomitting and howling as though he was in pain. I was just following him around the house cleaning up his messes. he how ever did throw up a piece of string within the first time he vommited he is back to normal Tigger after about a 1/2 hour.
 

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Not really...if there's something in there that needs to come out, you need to let it! OTC tummy medicines are generally NOT safe for cats, including Pepto-Bismol and Kaopectate. *Chronic* vomiters may benefit from slippery elm and other natural treatments, but acute vomiting (that comes on quickly) is more of a watch-and-see: if there are no other symptoms and it stops on its own, great; if it continues or there are other symptoms, such as fever, lethargy, or diarrhea, then it's time for a checkup at the vet.

Do watch Tigger closely on account of the string; if there was more string in there that has now passed into the intestines, he could develop a blockage that would require emergency surgery. If you notice more vomiting, poor appetite, or if he seems depressed or too quiet, he needs to see the vet right away.

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 

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Tigger was back to his old self within about a hour after the last time he vommited. He has had no change in appitite and plays just like he used to.
 

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Still, keep a close eye on him. If there is more string working its way through his system, it could be a week or more before he shows symptoms.

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 
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