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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-13-2010, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Cat is on raw but has been throwing it up!

My 3 cats have been on the raw diet for the last few weeks. However, my littlest one has been throwing up her meals the last 3 days. Every raw piece she eats comes up 15 minutes later. I don't know if she is having problems digesting the raw meat now or what. I fed her some canned food and she ate it just fine without puking (i know canned isnt good but my eldest cat had fatty liver and i am absolutely obsessed that all three cats eat their meals now). I'm going to give her canned for the next few days but I don't know what could be the problem with her and the raw food all of a sudden.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-14-2010, 01:18 AM
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Re: Cat is on raw but has been throwing it up!

What type of meat was it? Some cats are allergic to specific types of meat.
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Chicken breast...she has had it for the last few weeks now though so I wouldn't think she is allergic but I'm not sure.
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Re: Cat is on raw but has been throwing it up!

is it really cold? some cats throw up if their meat is served too cold.. or eat too much.. or eat too fast.


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Re: Cat is on raw but has been throwing it up!

What euphoria said^^^
Many cats will upchuck cold meat and many cats will eat way too fast and then throw up. If those are not problems then try a different type of meat, like pork or beef. Is she still going to the bathroom normally and everything?

But there is nothing wrong with a high quality canned food so don't feel bad for that
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Yeah, my cats are doing the same Don't think I'll be feeding raw anymore. Will try one more time tonight and if it happens again I'm going back to the high quality canned food. I know my meat wasn't cold for sure. It seems like there are a lot of benefits but there are too many risks involved. And my cats aren't toys where I can just play with their health. I will punish myself for the rest of my life if something happens to them like a bacterial infection. OK maybe I am overreacting. But yeah, I'll try one more time.
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Yeah, my cats are doing the same Don't think I'll be feeding raw anymore. Will try one more time tonight and if it happens again I'm going back to the high quality canned food. I know my meat wasn't cold for sure. It seems like there are a lot of benefits but there are too many risks involved. And my cats aren't toys where I can just play with their health. I will punish myself for the rest of my life if something happens to them like a bacterial infection. OK maybe I am overreacting. But yeah, I'll try one more time.
If you go into raw thinking like those last few sentences, it won't work. I think perhaps you are best served forgetting the raw and sticking to the canned. Sometimes, we set ourselves up to fail by thinking negatively. It truly happens! Don't feel bad, just stay with the best foods you can.

And just so you know... I do not think my cats are toys either. That I "play with their health".. infact, I feed the best thing out there (raw) because I know that it is the BEST for their health.

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I'm not sure if it's too cold. It is definitely possible. I usually just take it out of the fridge, cut it up, and give it to her. (or sometimes i put it in warm water to thaw and give it to her). I could try leaving it out a little longer so it warms up a little. I definitely think she could be eating too fast but I'm not sure how I can control it. I changed all three cat meal portions to three times a day to help the eating too fast problem. My other kitten threw up bc she ate too fast and she hasnt done it since. But the little kitten hasn't really figured it out not to eat too quick yet. I've just been giving her some canned food (which she is also eating like there is no tomrw). I feed the cats regularily so I'm not sure why shes so eager to feast. (I feed her 3% a day...she isnt actually a kitten I just call her one)
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How old are they.. maybe I missed that. if they are super young, maybe try feeding them even more often, if possible? Or if you sit and watch them, maybe you can give meat on a bone (like a leg, so they cant eat the boney part but work at getting the meat off?).

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Muzby, I'm not saying you're playing with your cat's life. I am so sorry if that sounded like what I was saying! I know people on here ESPECIALLY care about their cats very deeply. Otherwise you wouldn't have done it in the first place! I am just still iffy about it since I recently started. But you know, there still IS a chance cats can get bacterial infections and other illnesses regardless of the numerous benefits raw food offers. Of course, many vets say the benefits outweigh the risks. But it's still like taking a risk, somehow. I typed that RIGHT after I saw them vomit and was freaking out. And also saw bones in one of their stools as well. I just gave them their raw chicken dinner and they seem to be doing fine for now though. And also got off the phone with my vet who told me to "keep an eye on them" - and I was like "oh man, I didn't have to keep an eye on them when I fed them EVO." I'm just being all negative right now but that's only because of all the articles and some of the vets I've been talking to at the humane society I volunteer at who told me that it's very beneficial but they personally wouldn't do it.
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