Cats vomit, should we switch to grain-free?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  try switching brands. my cat ate the same cat food forever and started puking all the time. switched brands and she stopped. id say every 6 months, it happens again and i switch it up. i even went back to the original kind and she was good another 6months. my kittie is getting old, this never happened when she was young.


how often do you give the dry food? do you give it to them and they eat it in one sitting or do they graze on it a few days? i refill every couple days or so. the vet told me if i wait too long, the stale food can make them puke. 


Post # 5
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

We feed anamaet grain free kitties love it :).

Post # 6
673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  Even if you are using a bin to store the food, you should keep it in the original container. Not only will you be able to keep it folded up tight (press the air out of it) you also won’t get the oils, etc from the old food and you will have all of the label information in case there is a recall (or you need to report the food as making your pet sick). 

Is there a reason you don’t keep food out for them all the time? This is usually the recommended way to feed cats. Maybe they are scarfing their food and it is making them sick because they are trying to take in too much at once.

Post # 7
13 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

@LadyMoriarty:  I tried that brand of cat food once because my dad bought it and gave it to me and it made my kitty SO sick, I don’t know what’s in it that made her so sick, but it was bad. She was puking and having all sorts of terrible tummy problems and it made her STINK. I’ve used Friskies since she was a baby and she does fine on it, I’ve never tried grain free. 

Post # 8
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

First of ..your cats might throw up more because it is summer and it is very hot outside…so they are shedding more and much more furs ends up in their stomachs..

nevertheless…my cat is a throwing up baby during all seasons LOL…and the only food that stops her from throwing up the Royal Canin Light…I also give her Greenies for Hairball Control…they seem to help..

Post # 9
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Cats shouldn’t throw up very often… it’s not normal for that kind of thing to happen more than once in a while. If it’s happening as often as once a week or more, something’s gotta give. 

I switched my cat to Acana after she began to throw up a grainy residue – my vet said it was corn gluten and that while many cats can tolerate it when they’re younger, when they’re older they can’t process it as much. While cats are obligate carnivores, housecats can tolerate some grain – but corn is particularly bad. For my cat, the pure meat kibbles (no grain at all) made her kind of constipated, so I switched her to one that had some natural rice. She loves it and no throwing up since!

Post # 10
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Throwing up that much in that short amount of time might mean your one cat is sick…maybe take him to the vet for a checkup.

Post # 11
2291 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

This happened to my 2 cats. They were eating Nutro Max so I switched them to Science Diet Sensitive Stomachs and it stopped.

Post # 12
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@michiru4ever:  +1 Go for the science diet. THeres a type for sensitive stomachs specifically. If that doesnt work they have a grain free cat food. Maybe its the main ingrident? Some cats dont do too well with chicken, you could try the salmon one.

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