Vomiting blood (hematemesis) refers to significant amounts of blood in your vomit. Its not that I feel sick either, I just start salivating excessively. But if the otherwise fastidious little animal frequently gags and throws up whatever it has recently ingested, there is reason for concern, and a visit to the veterinarian is certainly in order. Syrup, though, doesn’t have to be digeested. I know this is often very difficult with children, but early good habits pay off later in life, in the form of healthier, happier adults. An observational study appearing in the December 2013Current Oncology found that blood glucose rose significantly in the hours following administration of corticosteroids in cancer patients with diabetes, as detected by blood glucose checks taken six hours after the patients received the drugs. Vomiting can also be recurring over a longer period of time, such as when vomiting is due to stomach cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or anorexia nervosa.
And therefore, your NVP should also gradually decreases at that time. I didn’t know what it was at first. Elevated levels of estrogen could also have the exact same effect. I advised her to have some protein and a friend who is an EMT advised drinking a LOT of water. Ever notice that when you drink, you tend to have to pee a lot? Find out how to contact him or her in case of an emergency. Smoking is basically voluntary manslaughter to anyone who the smoker is around because second hand smoke kills as many people as first hand does.
If he’s rarely gotten sick, be prepared for wonky BGs in the next week or so.:( Diarrhea often creates stubborn lows for us, resulting in the need to reduce or eliminate carb bolusing for a while and reduced temp basals. Does the cat have underlying illnesses (CRF, Pancreatitis, etc)? that last attack was bad and you got scared and fluffy was hauled off to vet for some basic blood work. Rockey DC. I was able to get off insulin. does your cat have a basic pepcid deficiency??? no.
it is estimated that AT LEAST 30% of all diabetic cats have what is known as Chronic Pancreatitis (CP). Then the patient will run the risk of hypoglycemia,” Sargis says. Depending on the suspected cause, tests can include additional blood tests and imaging tests such as X-ray, CT scan, nuclear scans, MRI, or endoscopy. with pancreatitis it is the production of those digestive enzymes that is out of whack. My stomach and ribs hurting, she said, “What happened?” I was achy, my back hurt and all I wanted to do was sleep it off. there is a close link between CP with IBD and Cholangiohepatitis, (all three together collectively known as Triaditis). so what now?
the best diagnostic test available is the fPLI (feline pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity ) [www.vetmed.wsu.edu] not perfect but far better than the options we had in the recent past. it is far better to have a diagnosis (always) because then you and your vet can form a plan better than just pepcid. SQ fluids and pain management top the list. CP flare ups ARE painful…look carefully at how your cat is acting, it is not easy to tell when a cat is in pain, they hide it well. If this post is in the wrong place, feel free to move it to the appropriate spot on the board. possible tools your vet might have you use: ~SQ fluids ~ pain meds ~ anti-nausea meds (hey look pepcid falls in this category) ~ antioxidants (vitamin E ~water-dispersible form preferred and vitamin C ~non-acidic Ester-C form preferred) ~ liver support (milk thistle, denosyl, or marin) ~ vit b-12 injections(especially if bowel involved) ~ +/- pancreatic digestive enzymes (to ‘predigest’ food, however some controversy in vet med on whether or not to use these) ~ +/- antibiotics if indicated ~ +/- steroids if needed ~ +/- appetite stimulants if needed (and if liver not involved, some of these are contraindicated with liver issues) can all be used to help the cat through the flare up. your vet can work up a treatment plan for managing your cat’s CP flare up attacks.
The doctor explained to me that it could cause exactly what you are experiencing. it is very much an issue in human or canine CP, however felines are very unique in how they utilize the fats (and protein) in their diets. anecdotally, some owners find that lowering the fat content (to about 35% or less) of their CP diabetic cat’s diet even though it means they have to raise the carbs helps. ECID, you would have to experiment on that yourself. just a reminder on the topic of food..as a CP flare up begins cats will eat less in the days leading up to it and often not eat at all when the attack is in full force, know that it does not take many days of reduced calorie intake to make hepatic lipadosis possibly rear its ugly head, especially in a liver already compromised. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.