annmiller01 asked in PetsCats · 1 month ago

Cat Vomiting Hair Ball Logs/Liquid Every Morning?

We took her to the vet who diagnosed her with pancreatitis. She was given an antibiotic shot (a few times) along with Prednisone. The day we stop the Prednisone to try to wean her off of it, the vomiting begins again. She eats well but has this vomiting almost every morning. Could this be the pancreatitis or something else? She is going to be 13 years old and weighs 8.4 lbs. She acts well, not like the first time she was diagnosed, at that time, she was very lethargic and didn't want to eat. Thank you!

1 Answer

  • Lauren
    Lv 6
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    It could be pancreatitis or there could be something else going on. What kind of diagnostics did your cat have? Bloodwork, radiographs, abdominal ultrasound? There's also a possibility of cancers in older cats and that can cause vomiting. Some older cats are hyperthyroid which also causes vomiting. It's really hard to say without seeing her full medical records. Prednisone is kind of a magical drug. Even though it has a lot of side effects and should always be given at the lowest effective dose, it tends to solve a lot of problems. So it's not surprising that the prednisone is helping. But the root cause of the problem is still there if when you discontinue the prednisone the vomiting comes right back. So it could be something else and it's probably time for more diagnostics at the vet. 

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