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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Yoda throws up from time to time - what to do?

Yoda throws up sometimes once a week, sometimes once per two weeks right after she eats.

It's probably because she is eating too fast - sometimes, when I feed them 'chunks' of meat she doesn't chew them at all and when she throws up, I can see them exactly how they were before she started eating.

I'm separating her for the last 2 weeks, hoping she would start eating more slowly. This way, Dunga doesn't try to steal her food.

Maugli always ate alone and I keep it that way.

Anyways, it didn't really help because she threw up again today. (it was ground meat - no chunks)

What should I do about it? How to make her to chew the food and not to swallow so fast?

Any ideas would be great!

I really wish I could help her. She had this problem since her young age....

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 07:15 PM
 
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Is her bowl on the floor? Bumper used to be like this until the guy at Pet Valu told me to put his bowl on a phone book he has been fine since.

To get her to eat more slowly try using a tray rather than a bowl and spread the food out over it so she can get big chunks of foods ata a time and just swallow it.

Do you want to meet for coffee or something this weekend? I think things are finally slowing down at work and I don't have to go check on the kitten anymore.
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Re: Yoda throws up from time to time - what to do?

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It's probably because she is eating too fast
that's most likely it. you can slow her down by putting something in her food bowl she has to eat around like a ping-pong ball (or two), or golf ball. something else that has worked for other people with this problem is elevating the food bowl a couple inches off the ground.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 07:29 PM
 
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Exactly what Timskitties and icklemiss said. Raise her food bowl.
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Wow, I had no idea. I will use the Yellow Pages next time.

Thanks so much! I will let you know how it goes.

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Yeah, raise the bowl. Oh, and thanks for the coffee invite, but Canada is a bit far to go for me

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LOL - well if u are ever in the area - you can go for coffee with me and sentimentalgirl
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She is right. You can join us!

Tomorrow will be the first 'yellow pages' test. And I will put the food on a tray.

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How did the yellow pages work? I sometimes have the same problem with Bella and I was curious....


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It went well. I will keep on doing it for next few weeks and see if she is ok.

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