Once more, Cammie is facing hard times. She is vomiting again, and cannot keep food down, even with slippery elm. I will be making an appointment with the veterinarian to take her in to the hospital tomorrow or - if they are closed due to Saturday being Canada Day - this afternoon. I hope that my princess will receive an injection of Cerenia, as she did the last time this occurred.
I think I know what caused this. Cammie had stopped eating the only two kinds of soft-food that she will consume: Fancy Feast ocean whitefish and chicken-and-liver. I thought I would try some Fancy Feast chicken; she had eaten it before and, though it had aggravated the sores on the sides of her head, had not upset her stomach. This time, the results have been the reverse.
A similar crisis developed in April, when I tried to feed her baby-food, in the hopes of promoting greater fluid consumption. She ate well for three days, then ceased, abruptly. Two or three days later, she began throwing up. The pattern has been the same now, even down to it happening at a holiday-time.
This week, my princess has faced repeated forced-feedings of slippery elm, which doesn’t seem to have done any good, and Recovery food, which has been tossed back up. She is currently locked in the bathroom, with water, a litter-box, a bed and even a little food, if she feels tempted. Her isolation is because I want to be able to see if she throws up any further. She is not happy about the last few days.
Once this problem is behind us, I will not be experimenting with Cammie’s soft-food again. If she disdains her food in the future, I will simply wait for her tastes to return. Any thoughts you may want to devote to my princess would be appreciated.
(I apologise for the re-used photograph. I haven’t had time to take any new images.)