Hello there! I am kind of hoping for a second opinion, experiences, or insights about my cat, Meeko. He is a 2.5 year old Maine Coon Mix. I am VERY attached to my babies, so I admit I am quite neurotic about them when they aren’t acting normally.
Meeko has been having troubles for a couple of weeks now. Please forgive me if this is lengthy, I want to make sure I give all of the information I can.
It all started just after we got a new kitten, who Meeko has been getting along quite well with. It might also be important to note that he is the groomer of the bunch (I have three).
We've been to the vet a number of times, including one trip to the ER Vet.
His initial symptoms included gagging like he had to vomit and just being generally mopey. We had bloodwork done, and the only thing it showed was bands, and he received an antibiotic shot. Everything else was normal. She also did an x-ray to rule out asthma.
Since then, he has been doing much better. He hasn't been gagging, but does kind of hard swallows when he's purring. He's been playing a lot, eating, and drinking just fine.
I had increased his wet food when he was sick, as I was afraid of his fluid intake. We had run out of wet on Tuesday, and gave him his normal dry food on Tuesday and Wednesday. He vomited three times on weds, hours after eating. The kibble was basically whole, even though it was hours after he had eaten. There was also a small hairball in his vomit. We went back to the vet on Thursday, and I gave her a stool sample, still waiting on results. We were prescribed probiotics, metronidazole, and a dewormer.
Since he vomited his dry food, I have been feeding him solely wet food until we get the stool sample results, because we didn't rule out a food allergy.
He just gagged a couple of times, and vomited a little mucous. I fed him about two hours ago, but there was no food in his vomit. This is the first time he's done this. I'm not sure if it's his belly reacting from cutting out his dry food? I'm just afraid he has an allergy since the kibbles were undigested before.
My vet still isn't sure what is going on. She thinks it's a belly/GI issue. I am really just hoping for a second opinion (Technically third counting the ER vet). He has gagged a few times tonight, but he ate his nighttime treat right away, and is rubbing on things like normal. He might be less playful than normal, but I’m not totally sure, as it’s a bit late.
Again, sorry this is so long! I just want to provide every bit of information. Please let me know if you need any additional information!