Vomit. Lots of vomit.
There may a better word than "vomit", undigested food would be more precise.
My cat is a previous feral, maybe 3 years old so she's fairly young. She has gained some weight since being spayed, a little skittish from being feral but attached to me and somewhat to my husband. She does not go outside.
She hasn't always vomited a lot, but this past year it's a regular occurrence, usually right after eating, the food looks like it went down and came right back up. Once the food is out, she doesn't continue vomiting. She does this once or twice per week, so it's pretty often.
She only eats dry food, will not eat wet, and drinks a lot of water. She usually drinks a lot right after eating, I suspect she fills her tummy, then drinks and perhaps the kibble swells and ?? I do just give her small amounts at a time, less than a 1/4 cup. When we're out of town for a few days I have to just fill the bowls up, but I've never noticed many vomits, maybe one, when we get back.
I had been feeding a low calorie high priced kibble from Petsmart, (lots of vomiting), realized she often swallowed it without chewing since the kibble was small, switched to a lower priced kibble that is large enough that she chews some of it. Hard to say if there's less vomiting, she's still doing it.
She seems pretty happy and healthy, if a bit lazy and sleeps a lot, coat looks good.
Thanks if anyone has any ideas. . .I saw some "gentle" kibble and picked that up, it says it's very digestible but I don't think her food has any chance to digest, it's out of her tummy and on the floor pretty quickly.
Thanks for any ideas! I'd take her to the vet, but getting her in a carrier is hugely traumatic, would rather not attempt that (she draws the line at being picked up)-- I could take some poo to the vet to check for parasites, though she's an indoor kitty and has been wormed a few years ago.
p.s. just realized I should keep a "vomit journal" -- there may be a pattern, like times when she's stressed -- she can be an anxious girl. She very often will vomit when we've been gone, walk in the door, and give her food right away.