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My cat won't stop throwing up in the house

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Help! we've tried everything... Sensitive stomach cat foods and hairball control both wet and dry. We try to keep him an outdoor cat because of this problem, though he can't be completely outdoors because he was de-clawed. He is about 4 1/2 years old now.
post #2 of 9
If necessary, change veterinarians or ask to be referred to a specialist. Have x-rays or ultrasounds (sonograms) been done? There could be good reasons for the trouble beyond food brands. How is his weight?
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What does your veterinarian say?
If it's only the hairball issue, you'll get used to cleaning up after him. A declawed cat outside is not a good idea (unless you have an outdoor enclosure)
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I agree, declawed cats should NEVER be outside, ever!!

What brands of food are you feeding? Just because a food is "meant for hairballs and sensitive stomachs" does not make is a high quality food! My cats used to vomit all the time before they were switched to a higher quality food!
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What brands of food are you feeding? Just because a food is "meant for hairballs and sensitive stomachs" does not make is a high quality food! My cats used to vomit all the time before they were switched to a higher quality food!
mine are much better since switching!
post #6 of 9
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We've tried several brands, but right now he's on science diet and still having problems. The vet recommended this brand but maybe it's something besides diet. We might try the vet again...

Thanks.
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We've tried several brands, but right now he's on science diet and still having problems. The vet recommended this brand but maybe it's something besides diet. We might try the vet again...

Thanks.
vets often recommend SD, but it is high in corn. if he's allergic to that, he'd still be doing poorly.
check out this thread for all of the various options out there!
what food do you use & why?
post #8 of 9
Try feeding your cat small amounts a few times a day. My Marley would vomit daily when I first got her. She was previously a stray and would gorge herself every time she ate. Plus when I first got her I used to leave dry food down all the time for my cats because Pokey was a picky eater and would nibble here and there when he felt like it, but Marley scarfed it all down in one sitting. Once I realized that she ate too much too fast, I would feed her smaller portions throughout the day and never left dry food down continuously. She hasn't puked since except for an occassional hairball every few months or so.

Also, please keep your cat inside until you at least eliminate the outdoor problems that could be causing this... maybe your cat ate a bee or grass with pesticide on it, vegetation like tomato leaves that are toxic to cats etc. (Not to mention that it would be defenseless without it's claws if another animal attacks).
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i just wanted to join the chorus of declawed cat = inside cat
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