Post # 1
FYI I will be calling the vet tomorrow to ask but I’m the meantime does anyone have any idea what could be going on?
My little girl had been on a wet food only diet for two weeks. She went off her dry food and I took her to the vet. She needed teeth pulled and stopped eating dry food from the pain (refused to touch it). She ate wet only for the week before they could get her in to surgery and wet again for the week after while she healed.
Last night I gave her some dry next to her wet. She happily ate it both. Then she vomited like 20 min later. Same this happened this morning. Tonight I gave just wet again and no vomit.
Any ideas on what could be happening? I really prefer her on dry + small amounts of wet for treats. Is her tummy now too used to the wet? Should I mix the wet+dry and slowly pull off wet? Was it too much food?
Thanks In Advance
Post # 2
Dry food is really not a great diet for cats, they rely on water in their food for moisture. We give our kitties a tiny bit of dry food in the morning for dental reasons, but their primary diet is wet food.
That said, how big are the pieces of dry food? We found giving our car small pieces of dry food caused her to vomit because she wasn’t really chewing them and not digesting the large unchewed pieces in her stomach. Perhaps post surgery she’s not quite chewing well or not at all and may need larger pieces of dry food or to stay on wet food as is common and preferred particularly in senior cats.
Post # 3
hockeybee0104 : thank you for the feedback!!! I’ve had cats for over a decade and always did dry as the predominant food. Maybe the food is too big!! I will look to try a different brand that’s smaller but certainly add more wet more frequently. Thanks!
Post # 4
somathemagical : can you wet the dry food a tiny bit to soften it?
Post # 5
hockeybee0104 : dry food is a fine diet for cats if they are healthy. As a veterinarian- dry food is my first recommendation for dogs and cats. If they have kidney or bladder problems then the canned prescription vet food is recommended.
somathemagical : it sounds like the procedure was a little while ago, maybe when the dry food is consumed it is stretching the stomach too much when it swells? I would try just feeding a few kibbles to see if she vomits. Obviously it could be a lot of things and your vet who knows her will be able to give you the best guidance.