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post #1 of 13
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Starting last fall, I became aware of all the nasty things in cat foods they sell at convenience stores. Since then, I've been experimenting with different foods like Chicken Soup, Premium Edge, and Taste of the Wild (all of which I've found were manufactured by Diamond, notorious for recalls, so I longer feed them any of those). They're on Halo right now, and I think it's the best thing for them. However, for a few months now, both have my cats have been vomiting constantly, one of them even daily. Sometimes it's a hairball, sometimes it's food, but most times it's just clear fluid.

I'm really starting to worry, because they never used to puke like this. I was thinking it was the frequent food changes, but they've been on Halo for a couple weeks now, and it's still going on.

Sadie only pukes once a week or so, but poor Tallulah can't seem to keep much down. I may have to start brushing her more in hopes that it's just a hairball problem. Both of them act perfectly normal and happy, so I'm confused.

Also, if it helps, my dad recently moved in with us with his cat and dog, so my cats' litterbox and food/water have been moved to my room, and they hardly ever venture out. So maybe it's stress-related.

What do you guys think?
post #2 of 13
Has a vet been consulted??

Have you thought about possible food allergies ??
post #3 of 13
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Has a vet been consulted??

Have you thought about possible food allergies ??
I haven't talked about it with a vet yet, because I'm a college student, and vet visits for two cats are expensive.

I doubt it's allergies, because both of them are going through it. The chance of both of them having the same allergy is really slim.
post #4 of 13
I hate to tell you, but you need to get them to a vet... Even if you get a coupon for a free vet visit... For what you said on your post, both of them have had this problem for a while now...
post #5 of 13
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I hate to tell you, but you need to get them to a vet... Even if you get a coupon for a free vet visit... For what you said on your post, both of them have had this problem for a while now...
Yeah, I know, but I really can't afford it right now. I'm not making as much money as I used to, and times are really hard right now.

I just want some opinion about what it could be. They can't be sick, because how in the heck could they both come down with the same thing?
post #6 of 13
You need to find a way to get them into a vet ... Vomiting routinely is Not normal ... I would call around and see if any vets will take payments or ask friend s and family for a loan
post #7 of 13
see this article for idea s "_ on affording vet care

http://www.thecatsite.com/Health/76/...erinarian.html
post #8 of 13
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see this article for idea s "_ on affording vet care

http://www.thecatsite.com/Health/76/...erinarian.html

The minimum price for a vet visit in this area is $60 per animal from a vet that's thirty minutes away, and that's before running tests, prescriptions, etc. This vet will not let me make payments. I am on my own when it comes to my cats, because none of my friends or my family care about animals that much, and those that do are just as poor as I am. I was really hoping for some opinions from someone before I got "you need to go to the vet now!" responses. I really don't think it's as urgent as you seem to think it is, because they're acting completely normal besides the vomiting.

I love my cats more than anything in the world, and I would spend all the money in the world for them if I had it, but it's just not practical for me to spend $120 or more right now to take them to the vet, when I barely bring home $200 every other week from my job. If I come into some money, then I definitely will, but until then, online advice is as good as I can do for them.
post #9 of 13
I realize your pain but truly if you cant afford basic care like a vet check then you likely should consider giving up your cats till you can...

here is the first rule on the list

1. No online advice can replace direct veterinary intervention. If you suspect that your cat may be ill, please contact your vet immediately. You are welcome to look for advice in the health forum while waiting for that appointment, but never delay proper veterinary care waiting for Internet advice. Remember that cats, and especially kittens, are very adept in keeping pain to themselves and delaying treatment may cause irreversible damage.
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
I realize your pain but truly if you cant afford basic care like a vet check then you likely should consider giving up your cats till you can...

here is the first rule on the list

1. No online advice can replace direct veterinary intervention. If you suspect that your cat may be ill, please contact your vet immediately. You are welcome to look for advice in the health forum while waiting for that appointment, but never delay proper veterinary care waiting for Internet advice. Remember that cats, and especially kittens, are very adept in keeping pain to themselves and delaying treatment may cause irreversible damage.
I realize that. I really do. I'm not trying to get them cured from whatever advice I can get. I'm just trying to see if anyone else has had a similar problem, and if so, what they did to stop it.

I've had Sadie for 5 years, and Tallulah for 2. I'm not giving them up for anything. They've both had times in their lives when they puke more often than normal All cats do. My mom's cat is 12 years old and goes through fits where she'll puke multiple times a day for a week, then go 6 months without doing it, then do it again. It's just one of those unexplained things that cats do. The difference with me is that I'd like to prevent it. But if it can't be done with home remedies, then I guess I'm out of luck.

Thank you for worrying, but I really doubt it's as serious as you think it is.
post #11 of 13
the trouble is that symptom can = anything from hairballs to a blockage or cancer ... Ie the whole go to the vet .... the liquid is what worries me as that is NOT normal
post #12 of 13
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the trouble is that symptom can = anything from hairballs to a blockage or cancer ... Ie the whole go to the vet .... the liquid is what worries me as that is NOT normal
Well usually when she pukes up liquid, it's after she hasn't eaten in a while. I keep their food put away during the night so they don't overeat and only feed them in the morning and in the evening. Both of them are medium-length haired cats, so hairballs are pretty common, which is why I have a hunch that could be the problem. Since my dad moved in, like I've said, they've pretty much been confined to my room, so the hair builds up pretty bad with our hardwood floors.

But that's just my wishful hoping, I guess.

EDIT: Sadie's actually been puking less, but Tallulah still does it frequently. If I can afford it, then I may end up taking her to the vet at least when I get paid Friday.
post #13 of 13
Vomiting without eating is troublesome.... You really, really, really should see a vet... I know about the money situation... Lots of us are on the same boat, but what if it is in fact something really serious, and you don't take them to the vet in thime to prevent a catastrophe? You would never forgive yourself...

Here is a coupon for VCA - they have clinics all over... It should help one of them... If you research the net, you will see that a lot of vet clinics offer an first time consult

Is there anything you can do for your dad for money? Wash his car? Do the groceries? clean the house? Gardening?

Do you have an ok credit that you can apply for care credit? It is like a credit card that you can use only for health expenses, including vets and prescriptions...
Please see a way...
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