ok, I started a new thread. in answer to the other person's query - miss kitty is probably around 6 or so; she was adopted. and no, the problem isn't solved because she still periodically throws up, including mucous. by 'occasionally' I mean about once a week or so. when I first got her I took her to the vet several times and at first they said she might have 'giarditis' - is that the name? then she stopped throwing up and then she began again a few months later. she doesn't go outdoors; she's protected inside; there aren't any other people or pets. since the vet was charging me about $700 each time, I stopped taking her. that's when I got the probiotics idea which worked for a while. is it usual for a picky eater to throw up so often? or is once a week or once every 2 weeks ok? the vet finally said there was nothing wrong, the last time i took her there. do kitties really have 'sensitive stomachs'? aren't they wild animals? would it be better to feed her something raw? any suggestions would be appreciated.
MY ORIGINAL QUESTION:
just wondering if anyone has a kitty like mine, regurgitating-wise. miss kitty eats a little bit at a time...it's almost as if her stomach is too small. and she always eats slowly, usually taking the food out of the bowl and then eating that small portion. sometimes she'll actually eat from the bowl but she only likes pate and prefers only trout--- tho' she used to tolerate other fish (I'm talking canned)..
on the weekends i have the time to be home and can 'serve' her whenever she wants a bite. I seal her 'leftovers' in a little plastic baggie so it's handy for a re-feed.
the problem is that I have to work Mon-Fri so I give her food in the morning...she usually leaves a lot in the bowl and, if I'm lucky, she doesn't throw it up and I won't be late for work again.
for a while I put babies' probiotic sprinkles on the food. I did this for a few months but then, suddenly, she started throwing up each time so i stopped. now we're back to straight food.
she never throws up hairballs. any advice?