Q: Cat Food Advise needed
Recently my adult cat has begun to throw up his food daily. He has been on Purina Indoor Cat food for years. Should I switch to another food? If so, any suggestions? He gets hairball treats (won't eat the tube kind).
Jun 24, 2008
I've been having the same problem with my cat. The first thing I did was to take him to the vet. Vomitting can be a symptom for many different problems. My vet determined that my cat had allergies which she said often develops around two years of age. I don't know how old your cat is but a vet check is first in line and then you can figure out what to do from there once you have a diagnosis.
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Jun 26, 2008
Checking with your vet for a physical ailment is a must! Although, keep in mind that it may be more than just a physiological problem. My Previous cat (she was the family cat) was 12 years old when she started vomiting all the time. My parents took her to the vet over and over, changed her food, did everything they could think of … but it was an emotional problem. Prior to her vomiting episodes a few big changes happened in a short succession. (I moved out, my sister moved out, my dad retired, and my parents started some major renovations). So after you go to the vet, if there isn’t anything wrong with him (that they could find) look at when it started and what was going on.
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Jun 24, 2008
Percysmom is right that you need a diagnosis of what's wrong first. A blockage is fatal fastest if left untreated. Check the litter box everyday to see if everything is coming out regular at regular intervals too. Your vet will ask you all the right questions and give your cat a physical exam to figure out what's wrong with your cat.
There are numerous sensitive stomach formula's out there. You can buy a few brands you are considering switching to with you to your cat's vet appointment for vet approval. If you don't open the food, you can return them to the store with a receipt for a refund.
My cat has esophagus reflux. There are so many things that could be causing your cat's illness. I hope your cat starts feeling better soon.
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