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My girlfriend has a Ragdoll/Tabby mix and he has been throwing up (not hairballs) every once in a while for a week or two at a time.

Is this normal? She has already spent $600 in vet bills and they really don't have an answer for her.

He is doing fine now, but that could change just like it has in the past few months. The only thing we really learned from the vet is that his liver numbers were elevated (120's), but that was really it.

Has anyone else has this sort of thing happen?
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I have some questions first:

How old is he?

What is she feeding him?


And what has the vet said about the high liver numbers?
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I have some questions first:

How old is he?

What is she feeding him?


And what has the vet said about the high liver numbers?
He is two, she is feeding him food the vet recommended, and the vet said that the numbers weren't too high but are something she needs to keep an eye on.

He is doing really week this week, so hopefully that continues.

What do you think it could be?
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Any elevated liver numbers are to be concerned. The Alt should be under 100.

What is this food the vet recommended? A dry food? Did the vomiting start before this food, and then continue on after the food switch?

What was Oliver eating before.

The elevated numbers could be from sudden weight loss, did he lose any weight?

I recommend getting the cat on a canned diet to start with. Schedule feed measured portions. Feed small meals more often instead of large meals all at once.

If finances allow it, go to another vet. I wouldn't trust a vet who does not show concern about an ALT of 120.

Milk thistle and Sam-e are good for liver support. There might even be simply a mild infection raising the liver numbers, a course of antibiotics might be needed.

Can she afford a second opinion?

if not right now, start saving for one?

And in the mean time, get Oliver on a canned food diet, low carbs, grain free if possible.
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