Re: vomiting

bonnie kalmbach ( bjkalmba@facstaff.wisc.edu )
Mon, 08 Feb 1999 00:08:31 -0600

I have two kitties that do that: gobble their food
fast and lose it right away. I just give them a
little a time - sometimes a five minute interval
is sufficient. True this can be a frustrating
when one is trying to get ready for work in the
morning and they are yowling for more, but
it's somewhat better than have to stop and
clean up a mess.

Bonnie

At 11:08 PM 2/7/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Gina, One of my cats sometimes eats way too fast and then ends up
>vomiting. It doesn't happen often and it's usually
>if he eats dry food and then drinks water. It doesn't seem to be serious
>for him as his weight is stable, his appetite is
>excellant, and when he does vomit, it contains only the semi-digested
>food, no bile or strong smell. He also usually
>eats again shortly after, but at a much slower pace.
>I wouldn't worry unless it happens again. If your kitty vomits again,
>try to notice how soon after eating it was, was
>it dry or soft food, any drinking of water after eating and before
>vomiting. Also check what she vomited up to make
>sure its just stomach contents and not a deeper, more spastic type of
>vomiting (you would see/smell bile and other
>gastric acids), also watch to see if any changes in bowels and if kitty
>is acting different.
>If the vomiting seems to be related only to diet than I wouldn't worry
>too much, I would try changing the diet around
>a little if that seems to be the case.
>Kathy B
>
>
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