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Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Cat Vomit

No, this is not the theme or title of my next painting...

As you may or may not know, I have a couple of cats one of whom is rather large in the waistline, but comfortable with her weight, who we call Fatty. Fatty has always been a spewer, throwing up on average of maybe once every fortnight or so. Recently however, over the past few months she has been throwing up more frequently and now it has gotten so frequent that if we wake up in the morning and not find any kitty surprises on the carpet right in front of the bedroom door (where we inevitably step right in it) it is going to be a good day.

So, today Fatty is going for a little visit to the vet - what fun!($$$$).

"What!!!" I hear you scream, "your precious kitty has been vomiting for months and you are only now taking her to the vet?!?" Yeah yeah I know - I'm a BAD MUM. But she hasn't shown any signs of ill-health at all. She still has a very healthy appetite, is still very active, is not losing weight at all, and is not sore in the stomach. I figure she might be allergic to something in the dry food we buy her, as she dosn't throw up wet food, and only throws up if she eats dry food at night, so I'm not thinking she has a tumor or anything serious.

Who knows, maybe she is trying to diet and sticks her paw down her throat every night in order to slim down a bit... "Do I look sick to you?"

6 comments:

kellypea said...

Exactly what's going on with my fat cat, too. How strange. And we haven't taken her to the vet either. No pain, happy as a clam. Just wants more food (which she does not get). Ahhhhh...the feel of cold cat yack between the toes first thing in the morning.

Kitty said...

LOL - We are unfortunate enough to have carpet the same colour as cat yack - makes it harder to avoid stepping in, but at least the stains don't show.

Blog Antagonist said...

We had this same problem with one of our cats. It turns out that he was just overreating.

We took away the continuous feeder, and put out measured quantities of food. The vomiting stopped. After a while, he got used to a certain amount, I guess, because when we tentatively put the feeder back he did not go back to overeating. No problems since then.

Cute, cute kitty!

Kitty said...

Hi blog antagonist, we had them on a continuous feeder too and took it away a couple of weeks ago which stopped the vomiting for a few days until recently. I am giving her less and less so she dosn't eat too much. No vomit for the past 2 days now, so lookin' good so far!

Yeah she is cute, but she can look real mean when she sets her mind to it.

Sailor Girl said...

A Cat friend of mine has the same problem. Was taken to the vet but the answer was that she was also eating more than the necessary. Poor cats!...

Kitty said...

Sailor girl I have cut her food right down and so far so good - no vomit for 3 days now. I guess she is just a big fat greedy-guts who can't say no to a second helping. She is starting to take more interest in birds now though...