Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

My cat's throwing up soon after eating

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by dem7, May 6, 2011.


  1. dem7

    dem7 PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nothing scary about the food she's vomiting; no blood or anything. No constipation.

    I want to try getting her some food for sensitive cats but I was wondering what other cat-owners get? I figure you might have some recommendations for picky cats. And I don't know if cats have the benefit of food based on weight or size, 'cause my cat is small. We give both dry and wet food. Dry food is the grain-type.

    She eats fast. How would I slow her down? I've read less food at one time. But I do not understand how 'putting a heavy object in the bowl' would work. Does the cat circling around the object make her think she's taking longer because she's eating a lot? I read this on a Yahoo Answers post.

    Reason why I haven't taken her to the vet: most of the symptoms and behaviors meet eating-habits rather than health issues. Would it be safe to try a change in habits first before a vet visit?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Chez87

    Chez87 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,793
    Likes Received:
    29
    It's simple really, give her small portions every half hour or so. My cat throws up sometimes if I feed her late and she wolfs it down (although she threw up this morning too and I'd fed her early.)

    It happens immediately after she eats as she eats too quick! So just give smaller portions spread out. :)
     
  3. dem7

    dem7 PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah alright, thank you.
     
  4. Chez87

    Chez87 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,793
    Likes Received:
    29
    Does she tend to throw up her dry food or her wet food more often? Or both?
     
  5. dem7

    dem7 PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Both. I think she has less issues with the wet food.
     
  6. lulubel

    lulubel PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    746
    Likes Received:
    22
  7. Chez87

    Chez87 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,793
    Likes Received:
    29
    Maybe try her on a grain free dry food such as Orijen. :)
     
  8. Shimacat

    Shimacat PetForums Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    14
    Wet food is bulkier than dry, and eating wet means the cat will feel 'fuller' quicker. If you have a cat prone to bolting food then throwing up, I'd not feed dry - I'd feed wet, and in small amounts, repeated until she's had a meal's worth. You could also try her on simple boiled bhicken with a bit of rice for a day to settle her stomach, then gradually mix wet food in with the chicken.
     
  9. dem7

    dem7 PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks a lot. I appreciate it. I'll look into the suggestions. :D
     
  10. dem7

    dem7 PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just caught that last post, really good info. Can I try the mushy food as a way to settle her stomach?
     
  11. MoggyBaby

    MoggyBaby PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    23,958
    Likes Received:
    5,531
    I soak my dry food in hot water approx 30 mins before feeding. The kibbles swell right up and go very soft. This helps to discourage over-eating the dry because the food has 'pre-swollen' and doesn't do it in their tummies and make them sick.

    I also put in extra water so they get more of a soup put down to them - this ensures they have a satisfactory fluid intake.

    Orijin comes highly recommended due to it's high meat / low carb (grain) content. I will be swapping to this in the near future & plan to do as above but with some wet Smilla mixed in.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice