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From:Kent, OH
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 12-01-2003 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ajking1     Edit/Delete Message
I have 2 cats named Pickle and Oliver. I am not sure which one or both has been throwing up about every other day. I did the hairball treatment thing for a month, but I don't think that's the problem because the vomit is usually mushed up dry food, Chef's Blend. (sometimes with 1/2 can of wet: Friskies)
I don't have time to watch them all day long, and I don't have the funds right now to take them both to the vet. Pickle is average size and is a picky but typical eater, while Olive is really big and overeats. They are both about 1 year and 1/2 old.
What should I do? I'm really worried, but the cats both seem to be in pretty good humor, and this has been the same cat food they've always been on. I am not familiar with sensitive-stomach brands, so what kind should I try (that's available at Petsmart or something)?
Thank you,

Enthralled owner of Pickle and Oliver!

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From:Vancouver, WA USA
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 12-01-2003 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for footsie     Edit/Delete Message
I think that before you can solve the problem, you need to get a little more information. Particualry find out which cat is throwing up and see if there is any pattern to time of day or if its right after eating or anything along those lines.

Usually, a cat will make some noise when they're thowing up. So maybe keeping the radio or TV off or low for a few days will allow you to catch one in the act of getting sick.

Or, you could keep them seperated for a few days, and then you should be able to tell which one is sick.

Good luck.

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From:NY, USA
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posted 12-01-2003 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Do you have a Petco? Royal Canin has a sensitive formula and is available at Petco.

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From:NO, LA
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 12-01-2003 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kittielover6     Edit/Delete Message
It's very interesting that you mention this. I also use Chef's Blend, my cats love it and really don't like to eat anything else. But every so often the two oldest ones will throw up just as you described, mushed up food. They are also the biggest so I figured they were overeating. They never showed any other signs of dehydration or diarreah. It isn't a constant thing and will only happen once in while for maybe a day or so then will stop. I have tried changing there food to
9 Lives and this didn't happen, but I have picky eaters and they would sooner starve themselves than eat 9 lives. In fact, Chef's Blend is the only type they really like. But I have found that it is the only type that they throw up with. Do you think it is possible that they are overeating or maybe its the food?? I would like the answer to this too....

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From:Toronto, Canada
Registered: Nov 2003

posted 12-01-2003 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katerina     Edit/Delete Message
Science Diet is a very good cat brand.

It does offer special cat food including sensitive stomach, light and hairball remedy.

I'm not sure if petsmart carries it, but many pet places do including petvalue, petsplus and Paulmacs.

My cat's a hugely picky eater as well. To get the cat to eat it the new food. Slowly mix in a bit of the new stuff with the old stuff.

Gradually increase the amount of new stuff until itis all the new brand.

This process should take about 2 weeks.

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