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Old April 4th 05, 02:32 AM
bookbug2005
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My cat, Charley, is 6 months old, energetic, and by all accounts
healthy. However, lately he's begun vomiting in the morning after he
first eats his kitten chow. I think what is happening is that he
snarfs it down, drinks some water, then the kitten chow expands in his
stomach, and up it comes. Although it is rare, he's done it other
times in of the day. All occurrences seem to happen when he's not
eaten in awhile (although I leave kitten chow available to him 24/7).
Charley does not seem sick in the least. Just wondered if anyone else
had experience with this? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Michelle

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Old April 4th 05, 02:45 AM
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On Sun 03 Apr 2005 09:32:04p, bookbug2005 wrote in
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My cat, Charley, is 6 months old, energetic, and by all accounts
healthy. However, lately he's begun vomiting in the morning
after he first eats his kitten chow. I think what is happening
is that he snarfs it down, drinks some water, then the kitten
chow expands in his stomach, and up it comes. Although it is
rare, he's done it other times in of the day. All occurrences
seem to happen when he's not eaten in awhile (although I leave
kitten chow available to him 24/7). Charley does not seem sick
in the least. Just wondered if anyone else had experience with
this? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Michelle



Yes, Michelle. Do you think Charley would like canned food? Maybe
for his first meal of the day, the canned stuff would sit better
with him. I've had cats that will hurl dry food if they eat it too
fast.

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breath."
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Old April 4th 05, 04:00 AM
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Yes, try canned food for him.
Gail
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On Sun 03 Apr 2005 09:32:04p, bookbug2005 wrote in
rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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My cat, Charley, is 6 months old, energetic, and by all accounts
healthy. However, lately he's begun vomiting in the morning
after he first eats his kitten chow. I think what is happening
is that he snarfs it down, drinks some water, then the kitten
chow expands in his stomach, and up it comes. Although it is
rare, he's done it other times in of the day. All occurrences
seem to happen when he's not eaten in awhile (although I leave
kitten chow available to him 24/7). Charley does not seem sick
in the least. Just wondered if anyone else had experience with
this? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Michelle



Yes, Michelle. Do you think Charley would like canned food? Maybe
for his first meal of the day, the canned stuff would sit better
with him. I've had cats that will hurl dry food if they eat it too
fast.

--
Cheryl

"The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited
breath."
- W.C. Fields



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Old April 4th 05, 06:27 AM
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On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 20:45:18 -0500, Cheryl
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On Sun 03 Apr 2005 09:32:04p, bookbug2005 wrote in
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My cat, Charley, is 6 months old, energetic, and by all accounts
healthy. However, lately he's begun vomiting in the morning
after he first eats his kitten chow. I think what is happening
is that he snarfs it down, drinks some water, then the kitten
chow expands in his stomach, and up it comes. Although it is
rare, he's done it other times in of the day. All occurrences
seem to happen when he's not eaten in awhile (although I leave
kitten chow available to him 24/7). Charley does not seem sick
in the least. Just wondered if anyone else had experience with
this? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Michelle



Yes, Michelle. Do you think Charley would like canned food? Maybe
for his first meal of the day, the canned stuff would sit better
with him. I've had cats that will hurl dry food if they eat it too
fast.


That's what my vet recommended after my 11 year old started having
that problem. He said my cat could be having a hard time passing the
dry through his system. Canned food and soft kibble work well and the
vomiting doesn't occur now unless he eats too fast.

You could also mix the kitten chow with a little water and feed it to
him that way. Like you, my cat had unlimited access to dry food, but
he's adapted to eating only at meal times. (except he acts like he's
starving all the time).

pepsi
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Old April 4th 05, 09:22 AM
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"bookbug2005" wrote in message
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My cat, Charley, is 6 months old, energetic, and by all accounts
healthy. However, lately he's begun vomiting in the morning after he
first eats his kitten chow. I think what is happening is that he
snarfs it down, drinks some water, then the kitten chow expands in his
stomach, and up it comes. Although it is rare, he's done it other
times in of the day. All occurrences seem to happen when he's not
eaten in awhile (although I leave kitten chow available to him 24/7).
Charley does not seem sick in the least. Just wondered if anyone else
had experience with this? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Michelle


Has he been to the vet to rule out possible medical causes? That should be
the first step. Vomiting shortly after eating could be a sign of a
gastrointestinal obstruction.

If the vet gives him a clean bill of health, I think you should make a
serious effort to switch him over to canned food while he's still young.
Changing food textures gets more difficult as cats get older. Not only will
canned food probably help his digestive problems, it will certainly reduce
the risks of potentially fatal urinary tract obstructions and other lower
urinary tract disorders.

You might also want to try placing small portions of his daily diet in
several different locations. This will force him to eat a little at a time.

But first things first. I'd let the vet have a look at him.

Best of luck.

Phil



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Old April 4th 05, 10:07 AM
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My vet my breeder and many times in this and other forums I have been
told that until one year of age you should free feed your kitten. If
this is fact that should stop him from gorging himself on a morning
meal. Myself I would do anything to keep from feeding them canned food,
you may never be able to ween him off of the canned back to the dry. It
sounds to me that your explanation of why he vomits is correct and if
the free feeding cuts down the amount it should solve the problem. Easy
enough to try.

Brad

LIFE'S JOURNEY IS NOT TO ARRIVE AT THE GRAVE SAFELY IN A WELL-PRESERVED
BODY, BUT RATHER TO SKID IN SIDEWAYS, TOTALLY WORN OUT, SHOUTING... "
HOLY @#$%... WHAT A RIDE!"

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Old April 4th 05, 10:24 AM
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Myself I would do anything to keep from feeding them canned food,
you may never be able to ween him off of the canned back to the dry.


Why would you want to?

Phil


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Old April 4th 05, 12:20 PM
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bjdbrad wrote:
My vet my breeder and many times in this and other forums I have been
told that until one year of age you should free feed your kitten. If
this is fact that should stop him from gorging himself on a morning
meal. Myself I would do anything to keep from feeding them canned food,
you may never be able to ween him off of the canned back to the dry.


Personally I ALWAYS feed a mix of both, constant supply of dry and wet
food twice a day. I've read good and bad for both types and see this as
the best way to keep a balance.
It
sounds to me that your explanation of why he vomits is correct and if
the free feeding cuts down the amount it should solve the problem. Easy
enough to try.

Brad

LIFE'S JOURNEY IS NOT TO ARRIVE AT THE GRAVE SAFELY IN A WELL-PRESERVED
BODY, BUT RATHER TO SKID IN SIDEWAYS, TOTALLY WORN OUT, SHOUTING... "
HOLY @#$%... WHAT A RIDE!"



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Old April 4th 05, 01:39 PM
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On Mon, 04 Apr 2005 11:20:59 GMT, BC wrote:

bjdbrad wrote:
My vet my breeder and many times in this and other forums I have been
told that until one year of age you should free feed your kitten. If
this is fact that should stop him from gorging himself on a morning
meal. Myself I would do anything to keep from feeding them canned food,
you may never be able to ween him off of the canned back to the dry.


Personally I ALWAYS feed a mix of both, constant supply of dry and wet
food twice a day. I've read good and bad for both types and see this as
the best way to keep a balance.


Isn't this the feeding method the original poster already had in
place?

I questioned my vet about his recommendation of an all canned food
diet, too. I always thought cats (dogs, too) needed the crunch of
hard food for dental health. my vet said if that was a concern to me,
eventually I could try to incorporate a little dry food back into my
cat's diet, but that it wasn't necessary. I was also surprised when
my vet recommended Friskies canned instead of the expensive Science
Diet type foods, but since I go to a low cost clinic, he probably knew
I wasn't going to be able to buy the high priced stuff.

pepsi


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Old April 5th 05, 09:37 AM
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Well Phil perhaps its a mix of a few things.....one of them human
related I admit but I don't want to mess with the cans and smell and
mess of dealing with canned food.......but also I am convinced that the
dry food is best for them. I have no quarrel with those that want to
use canned food I just prefer not to, also my breeder says his cats
have much better and less odorous stools with dry food. I think alot of
you guys use canned foods because your cat seems to love it and its
maybe more of a treat to give them the canned food which makes you feel
better being good to your cat which certainly is good for you and your
cat.

Pepsi, in looking at the first post that I have I can't determine how
feeding was done, I right or wrong determined that the morning feeding
was from an empty bowl but I may be wrong.

Brad

LIFE'S JOURNEY IS NOT TO ARRIVE AT THE GRAVE SAFELY IN A WELL-PRESERVED
BODY, BUT RATHER TO SKID IN SIDEWAYS, TOTALLY WORN OUT, SHOUTING... "
HOLY @#$%... WHAT A RIDE!"

 




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