A common emergency situation in elderly cats is the onset of allergies. Cats can develop allergic reactions, and these reactions range from vaccine sensitivity to insect bites. An anaphylactic reaction is the most serious form of allergic reaction, and symptoms of anaphylaxis include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, difficulty breathing, and sometimes collapse. Cats may also suffer allergic reactions that include facial swelling, hives and itchiness.
Care is necessary if you suspect an allergic reaction in your pet. If your cat develops any of these symptoms, visit us immediately. We are open after standard vet office hours and on weekends.