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Chadwick was sick!

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Chaddycat, Sep 6, 2020.


  1. Chaddycat

    Chaddycat PetForums Senior

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    Got downstairs and there was 2 piles of sick. One was a furball. The other was food. Never had Chadwick be sick or cough up a fur ball before. I've just changed him to wet food. Shiuld i be worried?
     
  2. Bertie'sMum

    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

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    Oh dear, Poor Chadwick :( Bet he feels better though for getting rid of that pesky furball !

    If my Bertie is anything to go by - I suspect that he had not long eaten and brought the food up first, followed by the furball.
    Did you make the transition over to wet food gradually ? or did you just stop the dry and start with the wet ? If the latter that may have had something to do with bringing up the food and the resulting retching would have made his abdominal muscles contract to bring up the furball (which usually gets passed in faeces). I would normally recommend making the change gradually over a period of a week or so.

    In all likelihood it's nothing serious but if the vomiting continues then a quick call to your out of hours vet would put your mind at rest.
     
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    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    Sometimes when you improve the diet there may be a bit of a "detox" period, which may mean you will see a few more episodes of hairballs as his motility improves and he clears out his system.

    I'm interested also in how slowly you did the transition. How's his poop?
     
  4. Chaddycat

    Chaddycat PetForums Senior

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    Maybe I did it to quick then. I changed over 4 days. Yesterday was first day he had no dry food x
     
  5. Chaddycat

    Chaddycat PetForums Senior

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    poops seem OK. Not dioreah x
     
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    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

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    it's possible that the change over was the reason - some cats do seem to get an "upset" tum when you change their food but it usually settles down within a few days. Perhaps just give a very small handful of dry alongside the wet for a couple of days and see how he goes - has he vomited again today ?
     
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    I disagree with giving any kibble at this stage. Bringing up wads of fur after a diet improvement is not uncommon, as the body adjusts and clears out accumulated fur.

    A probiotic could be useful. Egg yolk lecithin could help break up the fur, but you'd want to start with a very small dose and work up slowly.
     
  8. Chaddycat

    Chaddycat PetForums Senior

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    I take that back. He has had some diareah. He's got some.stuck to.his bottom so I'm going to have fun getting to that. If I'm not.back on here soon its because I've been mauled to death trying to.help him get poop off his butt z
     
  9. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    Well that's also common with a diet change, especially if it's done quickly (4 days is very fast!). Even so, I wouldn't revert back to any kibble. I'd add a probiotic to help his digestive system adjust and cope.
     
  10. Chaddycat

    Chaddycat PetForums Senior

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    I made the mistake of thinking because he already has the wet food he would be fine. Oops x

    I had to shower his bottom down. That went down like a poo sandwich! Hes eaten his dinner and drank plenty too. Hopefully he will have perked up in the morning x
     
  11. Chaddycat

    Chaddycat PetForums Senior

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    Normal service has resumed. Woke up to him kneading his bed and purring this mornkng. He's now putting Rue in her place ;)
     
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