Cat vomiting dry food after surgery

posted 3 months ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

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 # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017


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.

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