Originally Posted by fastnoc
I got him in today. the vet took x-rays and said there's nothing stuck in his tummy.
She also said after other tests (i don't know what they were. the paperwork is in the car) that she thinks he might just have a hairball. I didn't go back in the examination room with him. I kind of wish i had.
Wouldn't they see a hariball in an x-ray?
Anyway, he actually threw up there at the vet right after I got him there. She said there was no blood in the vomit, and that I may have just mistaken the color, which is definitely possible. She gave me a prescription for ringworm medicine, then said he might just be feeling the stress of all the moving recently, and it has made him sick.
I hope that's right. she also said the ringworm wouldn't be causing him to throw up.
So i am going to get some hairball stuff later today. any suggestions? She wrote down Laxâ€™aire and said the goal is to lubricate his tummy so that the hairball will pass. if i get this i have to give him high doses for 3 to 5 days. I had no idea it took that long.
Oh that's a relief!!! I'm wondering if the vomiting irritated his esaphogus(sp?)
and that's where the little bit of bleeding came from...
I don't know about that kind of hairball med. My boyfriend would routinely give his RB cat Laxatone - tuna fish flavored. Cato liked it and he would ask for it; not all cats do. I think HB meds are all vaseline-like in their nature.
Someone else here may have more experience with it. But meantime,
That there is nothing stuck in his belly like a piece of metal or something.
BTW - were you able to work something out with the rescue?