Iowa State University Veterinarian

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On February 5, 1980, "Andy," a 5-1/2 year old castrated male domestic cat, was anorexic, vomited once, and failed to groom himself. Body temperature, respiration, pulse, and color of mucous membrances were all normal. Palpation of the epigastric area elicited a pain reflex. The owner expressed concern that the cat was ill from having ingested 3 ounces of whole cream containing 0.5 ounces of Kahlua (a coffee flavored liquor) 48 hours earlier.