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hello.
I have noticed that the past couple of days my cat has had a runny stool, I assumed that this was because I changed her food not too long ago and her tummy is just getting used to it.
however for the past hour she has been throwing up, first couple of times it was solid and now its just clear liquid coming out. She really doesn't look her usual self. she looks really lethargic. I have tried giving her water as its been really hot lately but she doesn't seem interested in it. is there anything you can suggest that I do? she is about 8 months old and has had all of her shots.

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Hi
Dehydration is the real issue here. the only thing you can do is to try and make sure that she does get some water to drink regularly.

Hopefully it is just a short lived bug that she will get over but if the diarrhea and vomiting are bad and she won't drink you will need to get her to a vets as soon as you can. dehydration can hit quickly and be fatal.

If it were me I would be wanting to get her to a vets as soon as possible anyway to have her checked out it is always better to be safe than sorry i feel.

I do have a couple of pages of information about these symptoms on my web site which you may find of further interest

/cat-vomiting.html

/cat-diarrhea.html

i hope she is better soon
best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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