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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 04:10 PM
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Marcia, I too am sorry for your loss

My Cuddles vomits once or twice a week, and it seems to be when he eats too much food too quickly. As long as he seems healthy and his normal self, I don't stress over it.

I take my cats annually for wellness visits and my vet charges $70 for the visit (per cat ) + whatever shots are needed.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 08:02 PM
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I don't know how often you feed them, but one thing you could try to stop him from eating so fast is to give him less at his evening meal and the rest right before you go to bed. When Margaux is too hungry in the morning, she inhales food and then throws it right back up, pretty much completely undigested.
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I only take my cat to the vet when something is wrong, like she didn't go for years.. but she's an only cat with no outside contact and is a complete little monster at the vet. My vet is pretty cheap though, like I went for a check-up before having her teeth worked on and he only charged for the pre-anesthesia blood work, and has waived the fee for a few different things over time. A lot of vets will vary their fees I think based on situations. You shouldn't be afraid to call and ask about pricing beforehand though.

If your two cats have different appetites, maybe the one cat getting sick is nervous eating in the same area as the other. Maybe try feeding them in different rooms, so he can slow down and not eat so quickly. Also, smaller, more frequent meals may help.

My cat has thrown up liquid a few times, but it seems like it was always the day or so before a hairball. Or if she scarfs all her food in the morning she'll throw up like ten minutes later.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by westfayetteville View Post
Feed your cat several small meals a day instead of one or two large ones. This means more work on your part, but if other methods are not successful, this tactic may be your best bet.
Thank you for the excellent advice. However, Missy gets the small meals several times a day, but I must admit that the one she threw up was slightly larger because I was emptying a can. Also, she'd not had her middle of the night snack so was hungrier.

If I don't give her enough, she will ask for a little more, but I make her wait half an hour or so before I give it.

I'm lucky in that I'm retired so I can feed her this way.

The spreading of the food sounds like a good idea for those who can't feed frequently.

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 12:52 PM
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When we took in a stray litter, the little female could not eat a lot and I suspected worms. Treated them all and she is a healthy 7-1/2 year old kitty now. One of the boys of the 4 males is a puker. He is nervous and more scared than the rest. He also eats the most. When he has 2-3 days of puking, I treat for worms. This usually resolves almost right away. They are indoor/outdoor kitties and I know they dine outside. His belly is sensitive to stress and what he eats...and worms...so I do the following:
treat for worms first (as I suspect he had eaten a lot outside). I found a topical wormer which is SO much easier than pilling.

If the worming does not work, I use 1/4 of an acid reducer to sooth his belly....once/day for a few days.

That typically seems to resolve the problem.
I have taken him to the vet and 3 different vets could not find anything; additionally, one vet said he was simply fat! He is heavier than the others, but did not think he was fat. He has lost some weight on this new EVO dry (they are very fussy about canned, for some reason).
Yesterday, I found entrails on my white runner in the hall...so I am expecting some puking when he tries to digest the hair and what-not...blech.
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by asadikeen View Post
For about three days straight Marco has been throwing up, the first two times it was chunky and i saw unchewed dry food in there, and the other two times he threw up fluid that almost looked like bile....

Marco's vomiting has stopped but this is not the first time it has happened. Does anyone have any input on if my assumption is correct and anything i can do to prevent this in the future? Thank you.

P.S. I also was wondering how often i should take my cats to a vet checkup? Also how much does a checkup cost per cat?
Vomitting undigested food is likely to have one set of causes and vomitting bile is likely to have another. In either, or both, cases a trip to the vet is warranted. What ever the problem is, it will be better for Marco, and your wallet, to diagnose and treat it earlier rather than later. Does Marco always eat his food? Does he ever have diarhea? These are clues that will lead the vet in the right direction.

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