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post #1 of 5
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Hi All.
I'm new here (I'll do that whole intro thing in a bit), but I've really come looking for some advice for my cat Meteor.
She frequently vomits back up undigested food. When I say frequently, I guess I mean on average 1-2 times a week. I know this is not hairballs (she throws those up too, but not nearly as often), it's all food and watery liquid. She eats Eukanuba hair ball formula. Is this normal for cats? Can it be the food? If I put her on regular food she throws up hair balls way more often.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

post #2 of 5
One of my five also has the same problem with the same frequency. In her case I believe it is because she eats too quickly and at times too much at one sitting. When she takes her time she is fine. It doesn't harm her and she'll go back to eat again shortly.
post #3 of 5
Is there anything else in the vomit besides food, something that resembles rubber bands? My Ivo would also vomit after eating, and once I found moving rubber band-like things in the vomit. It ended up she had a roundworm infestation, one that was missed when the vet did a fecal exam. She recently had another vomiting/roundworm episode that I treated with Roundup.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hmmm, I've not seen anything moving, but I'll look closer next time it happens.
As for eating too fast, I may try putting a ball of some sort in the bowl, to slow her down. Having two GSDs who are prone to Bloat, it's a trick I use so they don't gobble too fast as well.

Thanks for the great suggestions!

post #5 of 5
It is always a good idea to take her to the vet to get vet checked. She could need a worming, she could also be responding to the oil in the hairball dry food. I don't feed the straight hairball rememdy to any of my cats (i have 13) and several are long hairs. I do mix it with their regular food though.

Once Meteor (cute name by the way) gets an all-clear from the vet, try breaking the kibble up in smaller pieces. I put the dry into a plastic bag and smash it with a hammer. Also elevate the bowl a few inches off the floor and feed small amounts. Remember you are feeding the cat, not the bowl. Good luck!
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