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A Sigh and a Cry

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I heard Gizmo utter a loud sigh yesterday. Since this was not normal with her I wondered if she could have an asthmatic attack as we were playing with her interactive mouse toy. The gasp occurred in the morning, very early.

Gizmo was sick later that day around 7 PM. She insisted on eating most of the sick but there was nothing in it but food.

This morning we played Mouse, she ate some kibble then asked to play again. This is normal behaviour for Gizmo. She went under the sofa and I heard a cry, almost like that of a child. Then the unmistakable heaving sounds. I heaved the sofa away from her and she ran out and was a little sick on the floor. Again, nothing in it but kibble.

She drank a lot of water when I gave it to her and I noted that she later ate her food with great delicacy, picking out one piece at a time and chewing it. The kibble she vomited was whole.

I hope that this is not a vet matter but will phone later today to make sure that this is nothing serious. Gizmo's eyes are bright, she is using her box, and is calmly sitting by right now.
How is this normally dealt with, and is it just a 'common cat thing' as my neighbour assured me last night?
Please do not advise 'feed her wet food' since she refuses to eat it.

Thanks.
post #2 of 13
It could be that she just ate the food too fast. My Pete will sometimes do that two, three days in a row before he finally settles down and eats slower.

If she develops ANY symptoms, refusing to eat, drink, not urinating, not playing, runny eyes, runny nose, lethargy, get her to a vet immediately.
post #3 of 13
Some of my cats always let out a cry before they throw up. It's a sickly kind of cry and unlike any other noise they typically make.

I agree with KittenKiya - keep a very close eye on Gizmo and if there are any other symptoms or change in behavior, call your vet immediately.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
HI all,
Thanks for the advice. I'm home all week so can keep an expert eye on Gizmo.
She is curled up on my lap right now sleeping.

And she asked for different food. I understood her perfectly when she stood on her hind legs near the shelf that has the kitty chow, and put her paw on the California Nautral Herring and Potato food and mewed piteously.
Perhaps the other bag of cat food is spoilt? I just opened a new one. She's always loved it til now. But I did get the Cal Natural for a bit of variety.

She just made a sound that might have been a burp but could also have been in her sleep. At least she isn't hiding--she tried to do that when she was sick this morning. I've told Gizzy that if she is sick, she is to do it where I can see it. She understands.

Thanks again.
post #5 of 13
Did you just intro the cal natural???

Zoey also crys before a throw up.....

Could she have gotten anything else in her system( paper , piece of toy??
post #6 of 13
I don't really have much advice for ya but I hope Gizmo gets to feeling better. Ping has only gotten sick 2 or 3 times since we had him. One time was when my hubby gave him a bowl full of treats thinking it was food. Not fun and Ping will no longer eat that treat. And 2 other times after eating to fast.

Is this other feed a new one? Could it be her just adjusting to this new food?
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Nature's Logic Rabbit Dinner is Gizmo's regular chow and she loves it. I was told by the manufacturer that one defect of the product is that cats sometimes eat it too fast and barf. All indications are that this is all Gizmo did.

She has eaten the Cal Natural before but I got the fish and potato version since the chicken is an allergen for Gizmo and she put on a bit of weight. Both are excellent foods and she just probably wanted variety today. After all it is the holiday season...

Thanks again!
post #8 of 13
Defect ??? what did a batches pieces come out too small??? ... Just a FYI many cats dont need variety ...

I am so glad Gizmo is doing better
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
I don't think there is anything wrong with the Nature's Logic. I just think Gizmo herself wanted a change of dinner--she did ask for it.

Gizmo is a very intelligent cat (I know, all of them save a few are, but Gizmo is really remarkably communicative.) She asked me just as plain as plain to get her the other cat food today, and I did.

She's fine, grooming herself on my lap right now. All should be well tomorrow. If it is not, I will talk to the vet.Thanks!
post #10 of 13
My cat is a sensitive eater too. Its almost like she eats to fast, and is unable to digest it. She has been like this since birth and I am not to concerned about it. She is gaining weight, and eats normally. Now if she starts to loose weight, and stuff then I am gonna mention it to my vet.
post #11 of 13
I have had a few cry more like a deep yowel
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by gizmocat View Post
I don't think there is anything wrong with the Nature's Logic. I just think Gizmo herself wanted a change of dinner--she did ask for it.

Gizmo is a very intelligent cat (I know, all of them save a few are, but Gizmo is really remarkably communicative.) She asked me just as plain as plain to get her the other cat food today, and I did.

She's fine, grooming herself on my lap right now. All should be well tomorrow. If it is not, I will talk to the vet.Thanks!
I do understand ... Mine do talk to me also ... I dont think it is them being smart as much as some humans being more intune...
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
I read that cats have a fairly large English vocabulary. Gizmo's is on the large side; she understands phrases like 'go over there and check that out.'

As for me, I rarely understand her. Who is the smart one here?

She got her breakfast first this morning BEFORE playtime and I'm waiting twenty minutes to play Mouse with her. She is eating the Nature's Logic again, hopefully not too quickly.
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