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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'm new to this forum but I was checking it out and wanted some opinions on one of my cats, Bacardi. She is almost 4 and has been vomiting off and on since December. I had her into the vet then and they figured it was because we had switched foods on her too quickly so we went back to the old food and she was doing ok. Then a couple weeks ago she vomited again but stopped after a day. Each time she has vomited, the food is pretty digested looking and she usually gets it all out in one vomit. Then for the rest of the day she will still gag and then spit up. She did this again yesterday morning, at 5 am no less, and I had to grab her from under the blankets and put her on the floor to do it. It was the same type of vomit and not undigested food. She has still been spitting up a little today and I don't think she has eaten anything yet. She normally eats Iams dry food and then I give her and her "sister", Cuervo, some Iams wet food that comes in the pouches usually every day. I'm trying to decide if I should take her to the vet again or not. She is acting pretty much normal but I feel so bad for her.
post #2 of 14
when in doubt go to the vet... could she have hairballs??
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
I guess it could be hairballs but I've only seen her throw up a hairball once or twice in the 4 years. I probably will be taking her in to get her checked out again though, just to be safe.
post #4 of 14
Is she acting off any other way? Is she lurching her neck when she swallows? Does she eat anything strange like plastic bags or blankets? I am thinking perhaps an obstruction in her throat, did he look in her mouth? How are her teeth and gums?

You could be feeding her to much, her water should be away from the food, not really close to it and you can try elevating her food bowl-

But spitting up that long, that often is not normal. I would look for a feline specialist in your area and take her there
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
She likes to bite paper products (toilet paper especially) but we try to keep her from doing that and I don't think she has swallowed any of it. She tends to start licking her mouth and making tasting sounds right before she is going to vomit. I will check inside her mouth and see if I can see anything.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by hissy
You could be feeding her to much, her water should be away from the food, not really close to it and you can try elevating her food bowl-
What is the reason to have food and water so far apart from each other?
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
I've been giving her some stuff for hairballs and she hasn't had any vomiting since. She is acting more like herself also.

I don't understand why you would put the water away from the food either preciousmom? Can someone explain that to us?
post #8 of 14
I dont know for sure but I would hypothesis ( sp) that if a cat drinks with meals the food might expand outside of the stomach and cause vomiting issues..
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by sharky
I dont know for sure but I would hypothesis ( sp) that if a cat drinks with meals the food might expand outside of the stomach and cause vomiting issues..
our vet actually said this when Bumps was throwing up a lot - he turned out to be allergic to a colouring in the food - but the food does expand with water.

Also elevating the food dish helped with Bumps as he was over eating a little and it is easir for them to swallow and realise when they are full when the dish is elevated
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ok, that makes sense. My girls don't seem to drink right after they eat though and for some reason they don't like the bowl by the food anyways. They drink out of the other one we have for them in the bedroom.
post #11 of 14
Hi Everyone, this is my first time on this site and I need some advice. My cat who is 9 has been vomiting a lot lately. I took her to the vet last week and the vet said her blood work came out normal, her teeth look great, nothing in her throat and everything looks wonderful. I tried elevating her food but she eats like a pig. I only give her a little bit at a time for this reason but she still does it. She didn't throw up for about five or six days but is now doing it again. I give her hairball remedy, I do everything I can! No blood in stools, goes normal. A little bit dry with some hair in stools but I don't know what else to do. She's never had this reaction to her food before. Can a cat suddenly become intolerant of certain foods? Please help!!!
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Alex's mom
Hi Everyone, this is my first time on this site and I need some advice. My cat who is 9 has been vomiting a lot lately. I took her to the vet last week and the vet said her blood work came out normal, her teeth look great, nothing in her throat and everything looks wonderful. I tried elevating her food but she eats like a pig. I only give her a little bit at a time for this reason but she still does it. She didn't throw up for about five or six days but is now doing it again. I give her hairball remedy, I do everything I can! No blood in stools, goes normal. A little bit dry with some hair in stools but I don't know what else to do. She's never had this reaction to her food before. Can a cat suddenly become intolerant of certain foods? Please help!!!
the simple anser is yes just like a human... what are you feeding >> ?? as somethings are more likely than others..
post #13 of 14
First I was feeding her Nutro so I switched back to Purina. My vet suggested Science Diet. I'll try it I'm just running out of money here. But I feel so bad everytime she does this. Plus my carpets are really suffering.
post #14 of 14
First I was feeding her Nutro so I switched back to Purina. My vet suggested Science Diet. I'll try it I'm just running out of money here. But I feel so bad everytime she does this. Plus my carpets are really suffering.
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