January 22nd, 2004, 11:55 AM
my cat is 8 years old and in the last two years she was introduced to other cats...she didn't take it very well and the other cats would eat their food so fast that they would vomit it up right away... needless to say she began doing this....and has been doing it ever since. She is now living with me and no other cats for the last 4 months but continues to throw up about 2 - 6 times a day.. the vet said that he can't find anything that is wrong with her and he suggested i take her food away for a few days... i did that and she just threw up clear... I'm not sure if this is a learned act and she has got herself in the habit of it but she seems to be a happy cat and she is somewhat social considering my parents just got a puppy about a month ago and she still comes around even though she hates the dog. I'm confused and don't know if i should put her down....I can't continue living with a sick cat.
January 22nd, 2004, 12:03 PM
Did the vet have any tests done on her?If so what was done?
January 22nd, 2004, 03:59 PM
they ran a CBC , Chemistry Pannel , T-4 , Feline Luekumia (negative) , and a FIV (negative)
January 22nd, 2004, 04:22 PM
If she has been stressed and gobbling her food, it may very well be habitual now.
If there is nothing physically wrong with her, here's a suggestion:
Take her daily ration of food and divide it into 3 or 4 portions.
Put each portion in a shallow roasting pan, and spread it out. This way, she will have to slow down her eating as she will be able to eat only one piece at a time.
If you're feeding her dry, try giving her small portions of canned throughout the day - it makes cats feel more satisified. Try giving her beef cat food - it seems to have a calming effect on them.
January 22nd, 2004, 09:28 PM
VERY good advise LR...
I just learnt something new.I never new that about the beef cat food.
January 24th, 2004, 03:14 PM
I agree with Lucky.
If the tests show nothing...then the eating too fast and vomiting is a behavioral problem.
Smaller portions is what's called for...and the roasting pan is a great creative and easy suggestion.
January 30th, 2004, 02:42 PM
But she said that even when she with held food she would vomit clear liquid.
How long did you keep her food away? Is it possible for cats to have irritable bowel syndrome like humans?