Sick Cat...Not sure what to do

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Celtic Hill, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    So my cat has thrown up a few times today. Yesterday i saw her licking the dog's bowl after he was finished eating, and i have seen her eating dog food. So is there anything i can give her to settle her stomach? If it dose not get better till tomorrow i will probably call the vet.

  2. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    If she's throwing food up as soon as she eats it, maybe she has a furball stuck that's not allowing food to go down?

    My cats and dogs used to throw up once a week or so before I switched them all to grain-free food (Taste of the Wild).
  3. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    how old is the cat?

    My cats do it when they have hair balls and i give them a hairball remedy found at most pet stores...
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Quote:We got her last year at the end of TSC Chick days and she was just weaned then, if that helps, sooo 9/10 months I guess
  5. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Crowing

    Jun 15, 2010
    Western Wisconsin
    My cat does the same thing. You need to get her a product called Cat Lax and give it to her once or twice a day.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    My cats throw up all the time. Its either a hairball...or they throw up whole food. Cause they're piggies and scarf their food down with out chewing it...
  7. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Okay, it hasn't had any solids in it it's all just been brown fluid. [​IMG] Guess im taking a run to the pet store tomorrow!

  8. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    sounds like a hair ball... is the cat still eating and drinking and pooping like normal?
  9. believer01

    believer01 Songster

    Dec 19, 2010
    Morning Celtic. I have 5 kitties, all quite old by vet standards (15, 13,12,11, 9) and they're always amazed that the blood work shows that not a one has any of the "normal' degenerative diseases that 'cats get'.....and there's a reason for that!

    Most pet foods sold in this country contain dead cats and dogs! That's right! All those thousands of euthanized companion animals ~ it's against the law to take their bodies to the dump, so most places have them hauled off to the renderer and they are included under the listing 'meat by-products'. Now that is cannabalizism. That's what caused mad cow disease in cows! Dogs and cats are not meant to eat their own species!!! By doing a google search you'll find that most pet food companies also use moldy grains, and poor quality food scraps of all types (they kind you wouldn't hand your animal if you saw them). [​IMG]

    Example: chicken by-products are not meat in most's feathers-feet-and beaks. That's the part that snakes and owls throw up b/c it's not digestible. Yet the manufacturers grind it up and call it protein.

    My cat/dog poops hardly smell at all. Which means that their bodies are able to utilize most of the food, and get all the nutrients, without alot of garbage left over.

    I say all that to point out that sometimes vomiting is the bodies way of getting rid of toxins. If it's not hairballs, perhaps your kitty can no longer handle the food she's getting. The good (safe) stuff costs more, but she'll actually eat much less since she'll feel satisfied. (One reason cats/dogs overeat is cuz the food doesn't satisfy their nutritional requirements).

    Also, most of us are told that our animals need dry kibble to keep their teeth clean. Well if that were so, why are vets scraping tartar off so many, and why are people brushing their pets teeth? Never heard of 40 yrs ago and not many pets had tartar bad enough to need it then! Dry food is responsible for causing cystitis in cats as it dehydrates them badly. She likely needs to have her dry food moistened and some canned food every day.

    I sure hope she feels better soon! How great that you are taking such good care of her! [​IMG]
  10. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    How is your cat acting otherwise? Bright and alert? Or depressed and hiding? Is your cat urinating and defecating normally? Vomiting can be a sign of a hairball, but it can also be a sign of other, more serious conditions. If she is depressed, hiding, not eating, or continues to vomit, please take her to the vet to be checked.

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