It was only today that I noticed it wasn't Pole or Cleo but Tabs who had been vomiting. I should have known it was Tabs as the vomit had lemongrass in it. Tabs likes to eat lemongrass.
This morning Tabs did not finish her breakfast and by late afternoon, she did not want to eat her dinner. I also saw her vomit three times today, and it's liquid like bile. She was still very active, though. But with animals, never take chances and never delay. I had already given her Vetri DMG this morning and also fed her Laxatone.
Without further delay, I took Tabs to the vet's.
The vet examined her and found "something stuck" in the lower part of her intestines (already on its way out). It is probably hairball and the blockage can lead to a bacterial infection. Tabs' temperature was 40.2 degrees, which was a high fever.
The plan is to fast her for 24 hours to stop the vomiting, start her on antibiotics (Metronidazole) and probiotics Gentle Digest. Tomorrow morning, she can only be given one teaspoon of ID. If she stops vomiting or if the vomiting is reduced, the amount of ID can be increased later. She should also be given a double dose of Laxatone tonight to help ease the passage to get rid of whatever is blocked at her intestines. The consolation is that it's already on its way out.
If Tabs still continues vomiting after 2 days, I would have to take her back for bloodwork.
I hope it's just an uncomplicated case of hairball and hopefully, the medication will take care of the infection and the Laxatone would clear the blockage.
I even bought a new tube of Laxatone and Royal Canin Hairball kibbles this afternoon to give to all the cats. Tiger has also been vomiting hairball. Maybe the two tabbies are stressed, being intimidated by the Cow Family and Madman Indy Jones. I mean, who wouldn't be, right?
Get well soon, Tabs.
Rosie had hairball a few days ago too, but Laxatone took care of that and the vomiting stopped. I also give them wheatgrass to help (as fibre).
I have heard of a case where a cat died of hairball. The intestines were completely blocked. Scary, isn't it?