I'm back again, getting Moggy on raw is taking a turn for the worst
The past two days Moggy has thrown up his raw food about an hour after eating it. As soon as he vomits he starts asking for food again. He is acting normal in every other way, litter box activity is normal.
When I was cleaning up the vomit I noticed lots of bone bits and got a little worried that the bone bits coming back up might cut him: assuming they come back out with more force than going down.
I gave him some wet food and he kept it down. Then I tried some raw again and he threw it up.
The raw that he throws up is cornish game hen. He has been eating the game hen just fine for over two weeks. I've tried him with some beef and some pork but he is refusing it. He is also refusing liver at this time.
I have not fed him any raw in about 18 hours and he has not thrown up again.
Things I noticed:
The chunks that he threw up seemed to contain some rather large pieces of meat.
Is it possible that he is not breaking up his food enough and his stomach is rejecting the large chunks?
The bone bits are about the size of a pea, but did have sharp points. I was quiet surprised at how large some of the meat chunks were
When he eats his raw food he does not appear to be guzzling it down and I do see him gnawing at it. But I think the gnawing is him shaping it to where it fits down his throat.
Is it possible that he is allergic to raw chicken (his favorite raw food)?
The wet food I have him on now is a chicken, turkey & lamb grain free and he keeps it down.
I have a shipment ordered at Hare Today and was planning on feeding him chunked meat along with the ground from Hare Today. I also have several different proteins coming from Hare Today to try and vary his diet more.
The plan is to also order some frozen mice, quail, chicks etc for whole prey food (as soon as I can afford it). The cost of frozen feeders from local pet store is too high to buy any more than a few a week. He has eaten pinkies and mice already, but he was also eating cornish hen then without issue.
On another note:
He tested positive for roundworms two weeks ago and had his first worm dose then. He is due for the second does this week, I am going to give it to him on Friday night.
Is there any chance that the roundworm eggs have hatched and are causing him to reject the raw meat?
Before he got his first worm dose he was vomiting quiet a bit, then seteled down after the initial dose (he had one very bad day right after the dose from the medicine).
For now I will keep him on the wet food only as I will be away from home tomorrow for several hours and don't want him to be dealing with all that on his own.