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Vomiting after eating

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I swear Stumpy is bulimic...

She regularly barfs after eating. They were getting Taste of the Wild dry food which is roast venison and smoked salmon. I changed over recently to Royal Canin Oral Sensitive (chicken based) formula since it was larger kibble and thought that would slow down her eating. She's now chewing her food, but she's still vomiting after eating.

They just had a play session, and I gave them some Nutro canned food (Turkey and Chicken Liver Saute) afterwards (the cat behaviourist we saw recently suggested play time followed by a meal to help with general satisfaction). She threw up almost immediately afterwards.

We cannot seem to find a food, or a method to stop her throwing up. We've raised the cat bowl, put stones and an overturned bowl in the food to slow down her eating, gotten larger kibble food and it hasn't worked.

Can it be an actual health problem that could be causing it?
post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 
Interestingly, TOTW venison and smoked salmon has chicken as the main ingredient... Maybe I'll find a non-chicken food in case that's the problem.
post #3 of 16
That is odd that chicken is the main ingrediant. What are they thinking? It is venison and salmon but chicken is the main ingrediant.

I would definately try food for cats with allergies. But also if it doesn't improve right away take her to a vet. There has to be a reason for it. I would hate to think there is something going on that is easily treatable at this stage but uncorrected can lead to something worse.
post #4 of 16
MOST likely she is needing a large food without grain.. If memory serves RC oral has corn , wheat, soy , and rice .... wheat and soy make one of mine puke in larger amounts ..

what kind of raised dish did you use.??? I had little luck till I used human desert / ice cream pedastal bowls

Pardon me for being BLUNT but I have a icky tummy and eating before or right after playing will cause that
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
We've actually got a vet appt. this afternoon. Anyone got anymore ideas before we go to the vets that I can discuss with them?
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
The dish is raised, and has been for a while and she eats out of it fine.

This is the ingredient list of the foods:

Taste of the Wild:

Chicken meal, peas, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato protein, roasted venison, smoked salmon, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, methionine, taurine, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Oral Sensitive:

Chicken meal, corn gluten meal, rice, brown rice, corn, chicken fat, natural chicken flavor, pea fiber, powdered cellulose, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), calcium sulfate, anchovy oil (source of EPA/DHA), fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), sodium silico aluminate, soya oil, ground psyllium seeds, potassium chloride, salt, DL-methionine, sodium tripolyphosphate, dried egg product, L-lysine, choline chloride, taurine, Vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, niacin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (vitamin B2) supplement, vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], preserved with natural mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E) and citric acid, rosemary extract.

Nutro canned:

Turkey Broth, Turkey, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Wheat Gluten, Rice Flour, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Food Starch, Salt, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Sodium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Beta Carotene, Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Sulfate, Manganous Sulfate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Biotin.
post #7 of 16
ask about the one protein one starch foods or Z/D for a trial ...
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks, will do.
post #9 of 16
Alergies comes to mind first. Check in to getting a can or two of i/d food (for sensitive tummies) from your vet and see how she does on that. My newly adopted cat Ruby throws up right after eating sometimes and I've got her on the brand Triumph and she's been doing great on it. Fancy Feast, Friskies, and something else didnt stay down though. Although your brands are good quality.
The i/d has chicken so if she throws up on that then I'd go to something without chicken before I started looking for something that didnt have any grain. You might also mix a little water in with her canned food, that might slow her down some since she'll have to drink it instead of just swallowing chunks.
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Stumpy got blood work done, so we'll rule out health problems and things like inflammatory disease, and give the new food longer to work (if she's got something like IBD it can take a while for new food to make a difference), then we'll try a new limited ingredient food for her.

The blood test should also rule out health problems that could be causing Smudge to get aggressive toward her.
post #11 of 16
Originally Posted by sharky View Post
Pardon me for being BLUNT but I have a icky tummy and eating before or right after playing will cause that
I was wondering why anyone would suggest that, too. Seems like a bad idea.

What other foods have you tried?

I finally got tired of dealing with issues and had to start buying dry anyways, so I switched to Natural Balance. The occasionally soft stool one of them would have a week stopped, the new kitty with skin issues (Siri) is soft and silky - with no sores or sign of them coming back. And Sho, my sensitive tummy cat, handles it fine.

Maybe limited ingredient would just be the way to go, and stay, and eventually a lot easier in the end?

Good luck. When you have multiple cats it's more trouble to find something they all like and can eat. As for the girls issues with each other, I haven't seen your threads on that - but all I can say is, multiple girl kitties are trouble. (I just had to tell my girl to behave... )
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
what kind of raised dish did you use.??? I had little luck till I used human desert / ice cream pedastal bowls
We have their large automatic feeder which we put up on a shoe box.

You know, I thought eating after playing was also a bad idea, but I thought maybe the expert knew what she was talking about... I don't plan to try it again!
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Her blood test results were all fine, and we have a baseline now, so that's good in case something in the future goes wrong...

The vet thinks maybe something like IBD, but we would need to do an ultrasound to check and that may not be completely useful. So we're going to go down a limited ingredient diet. I can't remember what we decided on... Whatever it was, the vet has put aside a bag for me at the clinic, so I'll go pick that up soon and transfer them over to it to see if it helps the barfing.
post #14 of 16
Wow - good luck with the puking. One of my foster boys is a puker. I had to slow him down, too. Was a stray. He would gobble wet food and bring it back up anywhere from immediately to an hour after eating. He is a spaz, too, doesn't sit still very long.

I mix his portion of wet with dry kibble, put it in a small doggie bowl and press it down so he has to work to get it... and not use his lower jaw like a steam shovel. I also pick up the dishes right after everyone is done.... they can get more later if they want... to keep Tex from eating everyone else's food. He doesn't seem to have an OFF switch. I feed him a little bit again after I have done some cleaning... like an hour... He does better with smaller more frequent portions. He is a little dude, too, not more than 8 lbs soaking wet.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
So we're now trying Iams Veterinary Formula Intestinal Low Residue food since Stumpy may have IBD and was still puking on the Oral Care food. I don't like the ingredient list of the food, but it'll be interesting to see if it helps.
post #16 of 16
i know this is an old thread.. but in the event that people read it later for the advice.. my cat did this too.. every time he ate he would throw up. A rep from Royal Canin told us to put his food on a plate instead of raised in a bowl.. because cats naturally lay down when they eat.. with raised bowl, you are forcing them to angle their head in a way that causes the food to not make it all the way to their stomach and thus they throw up what looks like whole dry food.

I thought he was crazy, but we tried it the night he told us.. oscar hasn't thrown up since..
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