Linear foreign body in a cat

20 Linear foreign body in a cat

Case co-written by Carolina Urraca del Junco

Case history

The cat had been vomiting for 5 days. The vomitus initially had contained food and then contained primarily liquid. The cat was not eating and had reportedly lost weight. There had been no diarrhoea, although he had not passed faeces for 2 days.

He had been given his vaccinations as a kitten and had last been de-wormed 4 months previous to presentation. He had not been given any treatments for ectoparasites. His usual diet was canned cat food, plus cooked ham, chicken and tuna.

Previous treatment had included intravenous fluids, maropitant, clavulanate-potentiated amoxicillin and ranitidine. After this treatment, he had initially vomited less and was brighter. A feline pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity test for pancreatopathy had been negative. He then vomited a large amount of greenish bile-stained fluid several times and became lethargic and was referred to a specialist centre.

Sep 22, 2016 | Posted by in SMALL ANIMAL | Comments Off on Linear foreign body in a cat

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