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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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cat has consisntant vomiting

Hi,
I've tried everything and just spent $400 at the vet which was no help.
My poor kitty is 2 years old and was fine for his first year but starting puking up any food we gave him. its always the same situation, we give him a new food, he can eat it for a couple months, than starts puking it up every time he eats.
Here's his diet history:
he was eating some friskies when it started
we switched to iams digestive, worked for a couple months.
thought it was because of protein so we started giving him blue buffalo sensitive digestion. worked for a couple months.
thought maybe he needed some wet food in his diet, so we started giving him a can of wet food twice a day, plus the blue buffalo laid out. worked for a couple months.
finally we took him to the vet and sent $400 to find out....nothing. we got a full blood panel and it was all clean, the vet had no idea what it could be, so he gave me prescription food, I.D. gastrointestinal health. again, worked for about 3 months and now he can't keep it down. We make sure he eats slow and chews his food. we feed him about a cup a day, spaced out morning, afternoon, evening, then night. he is otherwise a happy cat and acts normal and doesn't appear to lose any weight.

i have completely run out of ideas, his problem is too specific and weird to just search the web and i don't have hundreds to spend at the vet. So please, any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 10:05 PM
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Eliminate dry food completely. Eliminate grains.

Has an x ray been done to check for blockages? Ultrasound would be next after x ray. I would be getting a second opinion with a different vet, or a referral to an internal medicine specialist. I realize this is an expensive thing to do. You obviously love your kitty very much.

Cats are obligate carnivores. This means they need to eat meat based foods. No grains. They need to get their moisture FROM their food. No kibble.

Start him on a grain free canned diet. Add a probiotic daily to help with digestion. Feed small meals more frequently. I can help you figure out how much to feed. How much does your cat weigh? Has he lost weight recently?

(ps unless your cat weighs at least 12-15 pounds one cup of kibble a day is way too much food. But it's not important now, what is important is, you need to get him OFF the kibble)

Here are some websites that may be of some use to you

http://ibdkitties.net/

http://catinfo.org/

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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He weighs about 10 1/2 pounds, so i suppose we are feeding him a bit much. I have tried a pure wet food diet before, after I fed him Dry and wet food. It didn't work either.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 07:12 AM
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Try a different canned food. Start reading labels. Find a food that doesn't contain ANYthing in any food you have fed him before. Not just a different protein. Look at the additives too.

It could be there is something in the foods you have tried that he is intolerant to.

Some people have turned to raw feeding, some cats just can't tolerate all the junk added to commercial food.

I read a case where it was discovered the cat just could not eat ANY food with added vitamins and minerals. His owner turned to a prey model diet, this means all raw, using the correct ratio of muscle meat, organ and bone, no supplements added, and finally their pet got well.

Read the links I posted. And get a second opinion. And an xray and ultrasound.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your help! I will check out the links and i might try getting new canned food, but i have a hypothesis. Could this be because he gets so used to/ sick of the food? because it happens at regular intervals, usually about 3 months, AND today I fed him his blue buffalo food again and he was able to keep it down (After he threw up the I.D. food within 5 minutes of eating it).
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Thanks for your help! I will check out the links and i might try getting new canned food, but i have a hypothesis. Could this be because he gets so used to/ sick of the food? because it happens at regular intervals, usually about 3 months, AND today I fed him his blue buffalo food again and he was able to keep it down (After he threw up the I.D. food within 5 minutes of eating it).
I think it's more likely he has an intolerance to some ingredient or ingredients in the foods, something his body is not processing properly, and three months is the limit his body can take of it. When you switch brands, the source of the ingredeint may be different so he tolerates it for a while, but ultimately it gets him again. Whatever the ingredient (or ingredients) may be.

However, I am not a vet, and I am only guessing.

I am not a big fan of Hill's diets any more. the c/d ruined my struvite kitty's digestion. The corn and other junk is just plain bad for cats.

However I do urge you to have the x ray, and if that shows nothing, an ultrasound done, to check for masses, or other blockages.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 04:57 AM
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the cheap and effective solutions to all vomiting problem is sweetened liquids or sugar. sugared drinks calm your pets stomach and its better than water or other liquids
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 05:34 PM
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I totally agree with the advice given by 'somebody'.

Both of my cats suffer from food intolerances. They can't eat chicken, grain or fish. There are Limited Ingredient foods out there as well as those with No Grain and those with No Grain/No Fish/No Chicken. You need to read the ingredients on the label because many foods will say they are, for example, Turkey but when you read the ingredients it also contains chicken.

What is the vomit like? Is it vomited up food or is it yellow or is it clear and foamy? Does it happen right after he eats?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 08:52 AM
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I'm just curious if anyone has tried the Purina "all natural" cat food?
I switched my [9 yr. old] kittty to it recently. He was having the same problem not keeping down his food. I switched to the Purina and he has not thrown up once, he is looking healthier in general [a little weight gain obviously, since he's not throwing up], and seems to like it better.


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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 05:13 AM
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As an owner of a cat with issues similar to yours read through all the ingredients used I. All foods you have used. See if there's any additives etc that are in each.
I've since been feeding my girl boiled chicken and cooked egg (nothing added what so ever) a few times a week along with sensitive stomach perscription diet food on the other days and have not had an issue since
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