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Wierd meow sound then throwing up

post #1 of 12
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This happened Monday night and then again this morning. But my poor Frosty has like made this wierd meow noise like it sounds like he's crying mom mom mom mom, then like 5-10 seconds later, he throws up quite a bit. What could be the cause? I had him on Science Diet Hairball Control food, then that ran out and bought a 10 lb bag of regular science diet food for kittens since the pet store clerk told me that kittens do not have hairballs. I am beginning to not believe her. When he was on the hairball control, never once threw up until we came back on the regular food. Help me here please.
post #2 of 12
The cry is just an indication (imo) that your kitten is feeling nauseated...my guys will do the same sometimes.

It may be nothing, it may be the food is not agreeing with your kitten. It is not my favorite brand to be frank...if you felt your kitten needed to be on hairball food, I assume you'd seen hairballs being thrown up? If not, I'd discuss with the vet whether or not a food allergy issue is going on or not.

If you put in the search terms "best kitten food", you'll pull up LOTS of threads discussing what folks feed.

hth!
post #3 of 12
I argee with Pat it may be time to talk to the vet....

From what I have heard kittens are nt likely to have typical hairball issues ... since there fur is still coming in
post #4 of 12
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Bout time I can get back onto the site. I called the vet tonight and explaned to them the problems my little frosty has been having. Again, he threw up this morning. Same wierd meow noise then throwing up. They have told me that it could be because of the fact that his food was suddenly switched from Science Diet Hairball Control to Regular Science Diet for kittens. They told me that I should have mixed foods for three days. I did this because the person at the petco store told me that kittens usually do not have hairballs. I would like to know what foods you would recommend for a kitten if Science Diet is a problem.
post #5 of 12
You'll get lots of opinions, mine is that one of the decent one's is Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Kitten.
post #6 of 12
A strange meow sound prior to coughing up something (hairball, real puke, etc.) has always been the norm for the four cats we've lived with. The "meowr..owr..owr...ow..ow" sound is very alarming, and certainly has me running to see what the problem is. I suspect it's less alarming to the cat than it is to us.

However, if the upchucking itself is unusual, then yes, see a vet about it.
post #7 of 12
I would take your kitten in to see the vet. Kittens have a bad habit that includes eating anything off the floor small enough to fit in their mouths. If the vomiting continues and nothing is coming up- you would be wise to call your vet and take your kitten in.

Sorry about you not being able to access the boards- there was little we could do about it, but we are gaining ground
post #8 of 12
My Callie throws up frequently, but I've figured out it's usually when I've given her some canned food that upsets her tummy. It could be that your kitty has a sensitive tummy and when you feed it the regular kitten food, the tummy becomes upset and up comes the food. I'd definitely call the vet and get some input.

Stephanie
post #9 of 12
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Update on Frosty. He had puked again this past Wednesday morning at around 6:30 and then again tonight about 10PM. I am looking into getting a Monday morning vet appointment. We can't have this go on all the time. If the vet is very pricy, then I am taking it to humane society. I don't have that much money.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by pcdoctor
Update on Frosty. He had puked again this past Wednesday morning at around 6:30 and then again tonight about 10PM. I am looking into getting a Monday morning vet appointment. We can't have this go on all the time. If the vet is very pricy, then I am taking it to humane society. I don't have that much money.
I'm sure you can find a low cost vet around your area. Are you seriously willing to give up on a life, that quick? When you get an animal, YOU take on the life-long responsibility. And if you KNOW you can't afford to pay for something medical, then maybe animals are out of the question until you're capable of providing the right kind of care for it. After-all you buy Science Diet, which is expensive as it is. *ugh* sorry. I don't mean to sound rude. I work at a heavily populated shelter, and for someone to bring an animal in because it's sick and to know that we may not have the space to treat it and foster homes are limited, so therefore the animal may very well be humanely euthanized, all because someone isn't taking on the responsibility that a PARENT should, it hurts. It really does. When my hubby and I were struggling, we would make sure our cats were healthy and had food before us.

Like I said, find a low cost vet in your area, or in a near-by city.

Sorry.
post #11 of 12
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I was able to get an 11AM vet appointment for Monday. The person I talked to on the phone today said that it could be a food related illness. They also told me not to feed it the morning of the vet appointment as well.
post #12 of 12

I stay clear of all Purina products. headshake.gif

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