(Closed) Cat owners, help.

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@lsimpson:  She might just have a hair ball. Try giving her a little bit of Vasaline to lick (either on your finger if she likes it, or put it on her paw so she’ll “clean it off”). 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@lsimpson:  I was thinking hairball too.  You could try a hairball care food, which helps my cat.  If you notice a decrease in her appetite or playfulness or a change in her bathroom habits, I would take her to the vet.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have to agree with lia.. Maybe its a hairball.  They sell these great hairball treats – Temptations.  Try that as well.

 

My little guy has puked a lot this week and he finally he got the hairball out. ehhh. Good luck!  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@lsimpson:  My poor cat went through a spell like this for about 2 weeks.  I took her to the vet, spent about $300 on meds that didn’t work.  I ended up switching her to a “sensitive systems” no grain food for a little while and they seemed to work. 

Another thought…do you have any new house plants/flowers?  My cat through up the other night and I’m pretty sure it’s because I saw her munching on a bouquet of flowers Darling Husband brought home to me.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@lsimpson:  This happened to my cat last summer, she couldn’t keep food down, and she was hungry, would eat it, and then BLARG…up it came.  I took her to the vet and found out she had a blockage in her intestine that had to be removed, cats can’t go too long without food, so if you’re worried, just take her, have them do an ultrasound and a blood panel and be sure.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@lsimpson:  Yeah. I still say hairball. My cat would do both- foamy liquid and food- depending on the size of the ball. If you’re really worried, just take her in. Better safe than sorry.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

All cats puke. Both of mine will throw up if they eat too quickly (never had a hairball, though). Has your cat really never thrown up anywhere? It’s pretty common.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would say either she nibbled on the plant, or has a hairball. Some plants can be poisonous for cats (lillies for example) so maybe have a Google to see what kind of plant it is. As long as she’s otherwise eating and pooping as normal, I wouldn’t be too worried. If it becomes a regular thing, then take her to the vet. 

As for hairballs – I swear by Cat Lax. It makes everything travel through, haha.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My cat had this problem a while back, she couldn’t keep any food down and she was noticeably uncomfortable. Took her to the vet and the vet said she had a stomach bacteria and the cure was, I shit you not, to feed her pro-biotic yogurt. She said cats can get sick to the stomach just like humans can. So I bought some activia live culture yogurt and fed her a few spoonfulls twice a day (she LOVED it) and it worked!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have one cat that eats as fast as possible, throws up her food by the bowl, and then eats that. So gross. We have another cat who has problems with his digestive system so he throws up weekly. It just happens.

Just watch her behavior. Make sure she has clean water and is still going to the bathroom. If you notice a change in her demeanor and she seems sad, take her to the vet.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lsimpson:  lol my cat always goes to the bathroom during dinner… such bad timing!

anyways, could you call the vet and ask them if they think you should bring her in? i found a pretty good vet that is willing to give advice over the phone since i live pretty far away and don’t want to have to make the drive over nothing.  i personally would probably be worried like you, but i think i’d let it go for a few more days before taking her in. 🙂

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