My cat, Whiskers, always eats way too fast. Usually like ten minutes after she eats, she just pukes it up. I know it's not a hairball. I can actually see pieces of food in it. She throws up like once a week, it's quite annoying.
I actually took Whiskers to the vet a few days ago incase their was something wrong with her, but the vet said she was perfectly healthy. I gave the vet the brand of Whiskers's food incase maybe something in her food was causing her to throw up, but the vet said it was a good quality type of food.
When Whiskers eats slowly (and sometimes she does) she doesn't throw up afterwards. I'm like 90% sure the reason she's puking is because she is eating way too fast, and isn't giving herself time to digest the food.
I tried putting a bouncy ball in the middle of her food bowl, because I read somewhere that it will slow a cat down because she has to eat around it. But Whiskers managed to knock it out with her paw. (Too bad my cat is smart!) I think if I used something really heavy I can put in her food bowl, that'll work, but I can't find anything small enough and yet heavy enough.
Any advice, suggestions, or other reasons as to why Whiskers is throwing up?
my cat does the same thing. i tried putting stuff in the bowl to slow him down but that never worked. i've switched his food a couple of times for different reasons and i've found that different foods will affect his vomiting. He vomited almost every meal on EVO but he hardly does it at all on california natural. so that's something you might want to try. also when i put flaxseed or fish oil on his food that also seemed to reduce the vomiting a bit.
I know that they have dog food bowls that are specially designed to keep them from eating too fast, but I'm not sure they have one for cats. It's made out of plastic and has parts of it that stick up. Since it's part of the bowl, they can't take it out, like what happened to the ball trick you tried. You might want to try it... here is a link to what it looks like:
I dont know why but why is she on the dogs side she a cat take her off of here now put that thing on her own side soon I dont like it if she eats too much she will grow fatter & go to physical therapy so give her one or two scoops a day breakfast not lunch then dinner okay not giving her to much she can get sick plus someone will turn you in at a time when its right for someone to do it
MOVE HER NOW TO CAT SIDE NOT DOG WOW SO HARD I HATE CATS TRUELY
Quote: DogLoversRule013: "I dont know why but why is she on the dogs side she a cat take her off of here now put that thing on her own side soon I dont like it if she eats too much she will grow fatter & go to physical therapy so give her one or two scoops a day breakfast not lunch then dinner okay not giving her to much she can get sick plus someone will turn you in at a time when its right for someone to do it
MOVE HER NOW TO CAT SIDE NOT DOG WOW SO HARD I HATE CATS TRUELY"
HUH??? how old are you? I can't understand a thing you say... Is it just me?
By the way, this is a PETS forum, not DOG ONLY...
***Edited By: imsdac on 7/25/2006 2:46:55 PM*** Reason: add
no imsdac, it is not just you. there are no periods, so it all runs together. and no need to put anything on the "cat side". this forum is for all pets, cats included. there are several of us here that DO have and love cats also, myself included.
Dana, i have two cats. one will eat until he pukes, the other eats what he wants and leaves. i would suggest putting very small amounts of food out at a time, several times during the day. he will not be able to gorge himself that way.
***Edited By: dusty082155 on 7/25/2006 2:53:07 PM*** Reason: add
Danja, I think I am going to try and change the type of food. Although that might be hard, since my cat is quite picky.
Imsdac, although that thing looks incredibly cool (lol) I don't think I'm going to try it. I've never liked plastic bowls, and I think my cat wouldn't eat out of her bowl at all if there were three long scary things poking out of it.
pwcorgilover, yes I've tried that, but it actually makes her problem worse. She gets hungry as she waits for her meals, so she gobbles it up even quicker.
imsdac, her type of food is just called Nutrients. every vet we've seen is always please when he/she hears what type of food she has, and I've read every word on the food bag and it seems really good.
Quote: "I dont know why but why is she on the dogs side she a cat take her off of here now put that thing on her own side soon." Are you saying I should be banned because I have a cat? And there is no "cat side" or "dog side." And my cat is not overweight.
And you seem to be blaming me for over feeding her? I do not over feed, the reason she vomits is because she eats too fast. And are saying someone should turn me in?
Stop telling everyone how much you hate cats. (And stop calling them things.) I love cats so much.
***Edited By: Dana Ro on 7/25/2006 2:54:54 PM*** Reason: add
Try monitring her while she eats. When she is about half way done take her away from the food and go watch TV or something for 15- 20 min. with her. After that let her get up by that time she won't be hungary or the food will have digested.
Bigsis, I can't moniter my cat eating all the time. What about during the night? The problem is she doesn't let each individual piece of food digest. So I don't think taking her away half way through will help, although it was a good idea.
lmao riley.. I just did, it is actually quite entertaining.
I'm not sure this will work for a cat, as Ive never owned one, but when I rescued Dook from the shelter, he ate reallly fast then vomited as well. So I put water in his food, so that when he tried to shove his nose in it and 'snarf' it all down, he'd.. well, he'd kinda drown a little I guess. Man, I guess that's a dumb idea now that I put it that way. Eh, well, either way, it worked. When he couldnt breathe through his nose and eat he'd have to take his time in between bites.
I think that might actually sound meaner than it was. But within 48 hours I no longer had to put the water. Now he might be scarred, though, cuz he takes like four little kibble pieces at a time, runs into the livingroom, spits them out then eats them one by one.