Last night about 10pm my cat Charlie came downstair swallowing hard, sticking his tongue out and shaking his head. We just put the fake tree up the day ealier and thought maybe he ate some of it since he seems to keep trying to. He then went and ate something and within a 1/2 hr he vomited a lot. At the end of his vomiting I saw something quickly hang out and he swallowed hard to get it back down. I was too far away and couldn't get a great look and it was so fast, but it looked dark. I went over to him to try to grab it if it started to come out again but it didn't. We then contemplated what to do and about 1 1/2 hrs later we decided to induce vomiting in case something was still in there. We gave him hydrogen peroxide and after 5 minutes he vomited a lot. It was totally green but I didn't see what I saw before. He has since vomited ever time he eats. I did see him pee normally and he also deficated however when he deficated he strained a bit before anything came out. He hasn't eaten anything in a while and I know he hasn't had anything stay down since last night so I'm worried that he isn't more hungry. Does this sound like an obstruction? Could he not defecate at all if he had an obstruction (or would that be normal for him to defecate since it was the food he hate prior to the problem)? His disposition seems good but I haven't seen him drink (doesn't mean he hasn't though). We can't afford to take him to the vet, especially if it is nothing. Is it ok to wait until he seems to feel bad or is it then too late?
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12/2/09 at 3:34pm