Poor Mercedes, when we got her from the shelter, they were going to put her down because she was aggressive. (For those of you who do not know, Mercedes is a exotic shorthair) Well, we fell in love with ehr and they let me have her for free, since I worked there and she was going to be put down anyway. Well after we brought her home she would throw up hairballs every night, so we got science diet hairball/senior formula cat food which works for my other cats as well. She still did it, so we bought a medicine that is kind of like molasses that you feed them, that has worked great for her hairballs, however, The throwing up hasn't stopped. She has gotten so bad that it is now happening three to four times a day. No one can figure out what is wrong with her. The vet thinks it may have something to do with her age, she is 8 years old and although that is not terribly old, he says that with poor breeding that can be ancient for some cats. So we are trying to figure out what to do with her. She looks horrible when she is getting sick and now it has gone from just kind of a foamy spit up to a lot of yellowish/brown liquid. We thought maybe the medicine was messing her up but the vet said no. We were talking this morning about what the best thing for her is. She also has horrible arthritis and sometimes she can barely walk. We do not know what to do. This is the only cat my fiancee' has ever really bonded with. We haven't had her for very long but this is such a hard decidion. Any body have any ideas on anything else to try??
KatzPomDogz- I have a cat that is 10 years old who has had the same problems he is also epilepic, I went and bought proplan for hairball and this has helped alot. I hope this helps and I hope you can find some way to help your kitty.
my moms cats have the same problem and the vet can never find anything wrong with them. one throws up all the time and it's like you said, yellowy and liquidy. they are on either hairball control food or sensitive stomach food or both i forget. they are all older too- 6,10, adn 17 we thing roughly.
Thanks, she doesn't seem to be having any problems with hair balls anymore. That is the problem. We thought she was throwing up because of the hairball but now that they are gone, it has only gotten worse. I am going to call the vet and see what she thinks we should do.
yes all 3 of those problem s can cause vomiting in cats. does she eat alot ? is she loosing weight ? if she is eating alot of food and looks as though she is losing weight i would suspect thyroid . can be helped with a pill 1-2 times a day.
I talked to the vet and she said the same thing so I have to make an appointment for Sunday. I am not 100% sure how much she is eating. I have 4 cats in the house and they are free fed. When we got her she was very skinny and so she has been slowly putting on weight but I cannot tell how much. As far as drinking goes, same thing. She doesn't seem dehydrated but they also have a free waterer. Hopefully it is something easy to treat.
My cat Molly is 11 years old and she vomits very frequently at least once a day. She is also on Science Diet hair ball formula. My vet has never found anything wrong with Molly she is perfectly healthy. If I were you I wouldn't even consider having her put to sleep at this point if her vet says she is healthy.
my cat does the same thing she usually vomits at least once a day and the vet said she is healthy and didnt see anything wrong with her. She is around 6 years old. She is on science diet sensitive stomach.
To all of you that are having this problem have you had your cats xrayed? I had a cat that used to throw up all the time and after the vet did all kinds of test he finally xrayed her. Come to find out she had a small very small blockage in her intestines from scoopable cat litter. They swallow quite a bit of that stuff when they clean themshelves. It wasn't big enough to block her completely but it was enough to make her puke right after she would eat. The vet did surgery and she never had a problem again. Just a thought. You may want to have checked out.
The only time I will ever consider putting Ace or Summer to sleep is when they are unable to live comfortably. If the throwing up is more of a hassle to you than physically painful or debilitating (sp) to her, then I would not have her put to sleep. But you said sometimes her arthritis is so bad she cannot walk, so if you think that her daily life is being affected then you should consider it. If it is that bad then maybe she would be better off. Im sorry I dont know more about cats, good luck with her =-) Im sure youll make the right decision for her.
Coming from you Katz, I'm surprised you don't use the natural balance hairball...I do. I have a cat that started about the same time doing the same thing. 3am on the way to the toydee, bare feet, squish. I must say she is my last indoor cat. She must be around 15. The NB hairball form. produces the best results in measured doses, a large tblsp. several times a day. The vet said she eats it too fast, that's why she pukes. No matter how she crys, she gets only even spaced small meals. She is doing pretty good.
Sorry to hear that, Katz. Unfortunately, when Chelsea was throwing up several times a day, it wasn't long until she passed away. Blood tests shows advanced liver disease. You really cant know what it is without bloodwork at the very least, or an ultrasound.
My cats (I have 5 of them) were puking hairballs almost every day or every other. I switched them to Iams Weight Control Hairball Forumal and now we only get thrown up is when Alice eats to fast and then throws up.
My kitty was always vomiting too. We had x-rays done and blood work done. The x-rays showed that he had some arthritis in his spine and a little bit of inflamation in his esophogus. The blood work confirmed that his white blood cell count was dramatically low, about 6000, which is inconsistent with life. It's a mystery that he was still alive because the white blood cells should be at about 100,000. So, they said he either has some form of cancer or he has bone marrow disease. Treatment is the same for both so there was no reason to do the $600 exploratory bone marrow surgery. He is on thyroid pills and steroids. They are both very inexpensive. I think the steroids were about $11.00 for two months supply. The thyroid pill will be a half pill a day forever, and the steroids started out at two a day but are now at one a day and will be cut down to half a pill a day pretty soon. His last check had him at a white blood cell count of 74,000 and he NEVER throws up anymore at all. Not even hairballs. At twelve years of age, he's the healthiest he's ever been. Look into that.