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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:34 am 
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Poor old Atlas has been off his food for 2 days and throwing up lots of saliva. Apollo his brother's also off his food but hasn't been throwing up. I took them to the vet yesterday, no obstructions, in either. Slightly higher temperature with Atlas and she gave him an antiemetic. This morning, no vomit anywhere but Atlas is very lethargic. Apollo seems to be fine, but just isn't eating either. Either he's ill as well and not showing symptoms as badly or he's not eating out of sympathy for his brother. Going to have to go back to the vet today


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:50 am 
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If You don't get any result from one vet....go to another one!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:23 pm 
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Poor old Atlas has been off his food for 2 days and throwing up lots of saliva. Apollo his brother's also off his food but hasn't been throwing up. I took them to the vet yesterday, no obstructions, in either. Slightly higher temperature with Atlas and she gave him an antiemetic. This morning, no vomit anywhere but Atlas is very lethargic. Apollo seems to be fine, but just isn't eating either. Either he's ill as well and not showing symptoms as badly or he's not eating out of sympathy for his brother. Going to have to go back to the vet today


Yea, that's definitely a big problem. Lethargic + Not eating = big problem.

Here's just a thought... the last time I had a problem like this, all three of my cats got ill at the same time it turned out to be the food I was feeding them. I threw out the food, switched to a different brand (permanently), they went into the vet for some jabs, and there was a big improvement within, say, 24 hours, and were fine a day or two later. You definitely need to do whatever it takes to get them eating again...soon, but when you do, you might want to toss out whatever food they were eating, because that could very well be the root cause.

In terms of getting them eating, you might try some "jackpot" food like cooked chicken or maybe something like tuna that has a strong smell (in case their nasal passages are a little blocked by their illness).

And yea, if you aren't able to get them eating or feeling better, please don't hesitate to get the vet back on the phone or get them in for another appt.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:46 pm 
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So the vet reckons gastroenteritis in both. Have had fluids over IV and more antiemetic. Apollo's taken a little food, Atlas still nothing. Blood test results tomorrow and decide on next steps. In the meantime, lots of cuddles.


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