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hello again, questions...

post #1 of 9
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hi,
i'm just wondering how to post pics
if someone could go into detail, i'd appreciate it.
also, i have a question about my 7 year old cat, karizma.
does anyone else's cat throw up from time to time?
it seems like the only time she throws up is when she eats the
food from the can. otherwise when she eats the dry food she's fine.
also, she has really bad breath, and her gums are quite red.
i'd really appreciate some advice, thanks.
lindsay
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by cat chick
hi,
i'm just wondering how to post pics
if someone could go into detail, i'd appreciate it.
also, i have a question about my 7 year old cat, karizma.
does anyone else's cat throw up from time to time?
it seems like the only time she throws up is when she eats the
food from the can. otherwise when she eats the dry food she's fine.
also, she has really bad breath, and her gums are quite red.
i'd really appreciate some advice, thanks.
lindsay
Lindsay...sounds like your cat has a bad case of gingivitis. Please take it to the vet to determine the next steps.

gingivitis develops when bacteria build up between your teeth and gums, leading to irritation, inflammation and bleeding. If not treated, it can progress to more serious gum diseases such as periodontitis and eventually to the destruction of bone and to tooth loss.


Katie
post #3 of 9
Welcome to TCS! I hope you, and your kitty enjoy your time here as much as I have! There are lots of caring cat loving people here that can help you out!

To post pictures, you have to go through an image hosting service. You have to do this, because you are still a kitten, and can not post attachments. I would recommend Photobucket because:
1) It's free
2) It's easy to navigate and use
3) It has it in an [IMG][/IMG] format already
4) Many people here on TCS use it.

After you have signed up, and put your pictures on the web hosting service of your choice, you simply post the image format here. The image format will look a like this: (Don't click on it. It'll bring you nowhere.) Also, there should be no spaces between the [IMG] and the web address.
[IMG] http://photobucket.cow/albums/y90/wh.../nameofpic.jpg [/IMG]

If you have any more questions about this, feel free to ask! Many people are here to help, and I will help as much as possible!
post #4 of 9
Welcome I am donna proudly owned by the incredible trio
post #5 of 9
Welcome to TCS!
post #6 of 9
Hi cat chick,

The occasional vomiting could be an example of what my vet calls "scarf and barf", or in human terms bingeing and purging. Our second cat Dubya (2nd picture) does this roughly twice a week. If your cat is otherwise healthy and behaving normally even right before and after the vomiting, then it's likely he's just a cat with a bad habit. Mention this to your vet of course, just as a precaution.

The bad breath is another issue, and as stated above is likely caused by teeth that need cleaning. This can be serious if not dealt with. Our first, Basia, had to have a tooth extracted because of receding gums from gingivitis. See a vet ASAP.
post #7 of 9
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The occasional vomiting could be an example of what my vet calls "scarf and barf",
My cat has a small mouth and she does eat quickly...not sure why. I currently have her on Science Diet Sensitive Stomach which is working.

Katie
post #8 of 9
Hi TNR1,

I'm sure Dubya does have a sensitive digestion, MommyCat and I have tracked some of his vomiting incidents to 'pet grass' and 'cat milk' (the kinds available at pet stores). Unfortunately, I've been unable to persuade our first two cats to eat Science Diet, even though our vet recommends that brand the most.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by DaddyCat
Hi TNR1,

I'm sure Dubya does have a sensitive digestion, MommyCat and I have tracked some of his vomiting incidents to 'pet grass' and 'cat milk' (the kinds available at pet stores). Unfortunately, I've been unable to persuade our first two cats to eat Science Diet, even though our vet recommends that brand the most.
I'm not fond of Science Diet....but I can count on my 1 hand the vomiting instances that Habenaro has had since being put on it....all were attributed to furballs (poor thing...she had a TON of loose hair that I brushed out of her today). I'm lucky that both my cats will eat it.

Katie
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