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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2005, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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cat vomiting up his food/UPDATED!!

One of my cats eats then vomits, just started recently. He doesn't act ill in any other way. Is it time to change food, or did he just gorge himself? My cats get a little wet food twice a day, and free-feed dry food.

After he vomits, he is perfectly ok, playful, etc.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2005, 10:08 AM
 
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I would call the vet to ask them for sure.

Maybe he just ate too much.
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Is it after eating the wet or the dry? Might be eating too much too fast. Put something in his bowl to slow him down. Ping-pong balls, golf balls, clean smooth rocks (too large to swallow, ha, ha). You can also try elevating the food disk several inches off the ground. If these steps don't work, then it's probably a health issue.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2005, 01:30 PM
 
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Stephen used to do that every time she ate. Turns out she is allergic to the red food dye used in many cat foods. The vet told us this was a common problem. Now I only buy her "natural" food & treats. It very rarely happens anymore and only when she gorges herself.
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today was the first time I witnessed the whole thing: it was after the cat ate wet food. I think maybe he ate too fast.

I am still so confused about what to be feeding these cats. I go to the cat food aisle at Petco and my eyes just glaze over. there are so many brands at so many different prices. <sigh>.
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Yeah, I know that feeling. It just takes patience and practice reading labels. (Bring your glasses in the store if you need them )
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-26-2005, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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I bought them Iams indoor cat formula dry food..it says it controls hairballs also. I hope this food will do the trick, plus cutting WAYYYY back on the wet food, just a couple of licks each per day.
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My cats gack up when they eat soft food too fast or
"over eat" when they are upset. Stress eating.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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the vomiting has stopped!!! I think the Iams dry food and cutting waaayyy back on the wet food has made a difference. I think the Friskies dry food was the culprit, along with feeding them too much wet food.
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Nancy, every case is different, isn't it? My cats throw up much less now that they are eating mostly canned food! I used to see whole dry food, undigested shortly after they ate. (on occasion)




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