Post # 1
So lately my 1 y.o cat Melissa has been throwing up. Its been about 6 times in the past month. We have 2 cats so ive been trying to figure out who has been doing it and finally last week I saw melissa go behind our bookcase and do it. Then yesterday morning she threw up a little bit in her water and then threw up right after all the food she just ate.
I made an appointment to get her into the vet but I would really like to avoid going since our vet is pricey. Could it be the food? We havent changed her food since we got her as a kitten. Any ideas or ways to help her?? Yesterday was the first time it was right after being fed, They get fed in the morning and evening and sometimes a little snack in between because our other cat is overweight and the vet recommended the schedule.
Post # 3
Sorry to hear about Melissa — but cats can be very funny when it comes to their digestive systems. My cat used to throw up all the time and it was anything from eating her food to fast to hair balls. My vet gave me hairball treatments for her hairballs and they also checked her for digestive issues.
One thing that is always important to note is if she stops eating and drinking and is losing weight. This can be caused by numerous reasons and is very important to check into.
To me, it sounds like she may be eating her food too fast. My cat would often throw up after eating and my vet told me to give her the food in portions instead of the whole thing at once — it helped but didn’t stop it. She was very loyal to Fancy Feast. I think some cats are prone to throwing up more then others — but its ALWAYS a good idea to have them checked.
One thing I always did was note everything my cat did regarding her eating habits, sleeping habits, and litter box habits. If there is a serious problem it really helps the vet to figure it out — and helps you keep track of what has been going on.
Good luck! Hope she feels better!
Post # 4
Sorry to hear about your kitty, I know how scary it is when they’re sick. As for the throwing up-check the throw-up, if it’s hairballs there would be whole pieces of food and pieces of hair in a long tubular shape, if the food is diguested and undistinguishable as food then it’s something else probably lower in her digestive system. My first instinct is that she may have hairballs which can be treated with a simple gel you can get from your vet or at the local pet store (We use Laxatone, not the cheap stuff you get at Wal-Mart) Once the hairballs are treated then it might be she’s eating too fast especially if it’s right after eating, try feeding smaller amounts more often for example our kitties are on 3/4 cup of food per day so we split it up into 6-1/8c. servings it’s a pain to feed them that much yes, but our kitty had the same problem as yours where she would gulp down her food and water without slowing down enough to swallow and then would throw up. Good luck and keep us updated!
Post # 5
Poor Kitty! I know it can be pricey but if she’s really throwing up that often you really need to take her to the vet! It could be a number of things and it could be a simple fix but it could also be really serious and she needs to be checked out.
Post # 6
I’m sorry. One of my cats throws up quite easily. The major thing for me to avoid is trying to new foods and anything with beef or beef flavor.