Cat frequently regurgitates food

(6 Posts)
PikachuSayBoo Fri 28-Oct-16 07:35:17

Had this problem years ago. Cat would eat. Minutes later would start retching again and throw it up. Would often re eat it if dog didn't get there first.

My brother said stop feeding Whiskas and feed Felix is what his vet had told him and he had worked for his cat. Worked for mine for the last two years and now it's started again.

It doesn't happen with the go cat dry kibble. So I'm thinking there's probably nothing physically wrong with the cat. But either she bolts it too quickly or the food doesn't agree with her for some reason.

I would happily feed her just kibble for ever but both cats complain and beg for food even when they have a bowl full of the kibble so obviously prefer the wet pouches. Apart from putting my foot down and refusing wet food any other ideas. Cat seems perfectly fine apart from this. Active, not losing weight.

Allergictoironing Fri 28-Oct-16 16:06:47

I've had to reduce a bit of my pair's food lately - they are starting to get little saggy pouches under their tummies. This tends to mean that come feeding time the kibble bowls are empty so they bolt their food down, and one or the other will occasionally throw up straight after (usually Boycat, who is a greedy bastard at the best of times).

I'm pretty sure if I could feed them little & often there wouldn't be this problem, but unfortunately I work full time so there's limits to how frequently I can feed them.

PikachuSayBoo Fri 28-Oct-16 16:31:44

Tricky isn't it. Think I will try giving half a pouch at a time rather than a full pouch. I think it is the speed at which it's wolfed down which is the problem. Thanks.

Mistykit Fri 28-Oct-16 16:36:51

One of mine did this on Whiskas. Apparently, it's very poor quality cat food. I tried her on Hills Sensitive Stomach and she was fine on that. I kept her and the others on that for a year and then changed to Hills Optimum.

PikachuSayBoo Fri 28-Oct-16 16:38:41

Thanks. Will give Hills a go if the half a pouch method doesn't work. Changing to felix worked last time but I guess her stomach could be getting more sensitive over time.

Blueskyrain Wed 02-Nov-16 13:11:30

Our special needs cat does this, we changed from 2 meals a day to 3 and it has mostly solved the issue (and helped her put on weight)

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