Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Picky Eater or Is Something Wrong?
Nico had two recent bouts with vomiting -- the first time he was sick was around Valentine's Day, and I thought he may have eaten part of a plant and took him to the vet. The vet didn't find anything wrong with him and put him on Reglan for his tummy aches and a few cans of Science Diet A/D to get his nutrients back. He seemed to do well on the A/D and the Reglan helped, but since then, he would not eat his dry food (Natural Balance Green Pea and Venison -- I have another cat who also vomits and needs an allergy formula food, so all three cats eat the same dry food). He will eat some wet food, although he grows tired of eating it for every meal. I also had some Innova Evo in the cabinet, which he would eat periodically if he was starving and didn't want anything else.
On Saturday night, I ran out of canned food, so I had some Friskies in the cabinet that I got as a sample with some kitty litter, so I gave that to Nico and the vomiting started again. He threw up all day Sunday. The pet food store was closed, so I ran to Petco and grabbed a few bags of sensitive stomach food -- Purina Pro (or something) and Royal Canin -- to see if he would eat something, but he threw them both up (I think his stomach was still on the fritz). Now he's back to only eating wet food and not eating any dry. I gave him a pounce treat last night, which he also threw up, so I'm positive a food ingredient is messing up his little tummy.
So is Nico just being picky, or does he associate these dry foods with vomiting and not eating it because he's afraid he'll vomit? Also, does anyone have a food suggestion for a picky eater? I want my little guy to get better -- he's almost two and has never had eating problems until now.[/u]