Thanks for all the replies. I hadn't even thought about trying a fish-based food. Merlin will eat anything, whether it's good for him or not, but I have five other cats who won't touch fishy stuff in the wet food. They just sniff at it and walk away. I don't know what they would do with fishy dry food. I might try some if I can get samples. I don't really want to buy a lot of food they won't eat.
Does anybody make a dry food that has beef as the primary protein? All of my cats like the beef wet food better than poultry.
Originally Posted by NutroLori
When is she throwing it up? I am not sure if you considered this or not but if she is throwing up not too long after she has eaten and it is undigested, maybe she is eating too quickly?? I have had a lot of people approach me with the same issue and it can be solved by feeding on a plate, smaller amounts of food at a time, more frequently. Using a bowl they tend to gulp the food down quicker without chewing causing them to throw it up. Also feeding a larger kibble may help depending on the size of kibble you have now.
Again, this is just a thought, if you have already considered this and it isn't the problem I hope you find what helps her. Good luck!
I have another cat, Shareena, who does that, but only with the dry food. Cali has been throwing up both, which is why I thought it might be something besides just eating too fast. Also, she's almost 2 years old and this is something new in the last few weeks. It's generally shortly after she eats. The food is still pretty much whole, not partially digested.
I'm trying not to make too many changes at once. I stopped feeding any turkey or chicken wet food for the last week, feeding only beef instead. Cali threw up the beef once at the beginning of the week and not since then. She's also thrown up the dry food just a couple of times, not two or three times a day the way she had been.
I had been feeding TOTW, which is fairly small round kibble. I've started mixing it with Katz-n-flocken, which has lamb as the first ingredient and is a slightly large X-shaped kibble. I think I'll try changing over to Katz-n-flocken entirely in the next week or two and see how that goes. Fortunately, all of the kitties are liking it even better than TOTW. They're also loving the beefy wet food. I'm afraid I may have a rebellion on my hands if I try to give them chicken again.