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Old 25.03.2011, 10:04
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Re: Cat's fragile stomach

Did they check the hairball problem?
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Old 25.03.2011, 10:54
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Re: Cat's fragile stomach

Some cats are just more barfy than others -- we've got one who seems to leave us a little 'surprise' every other morning, while her sister rarely gets sick. They're both otherwise healthy.



A few tips:

1. Make sure that food is served at room temperature, not cold
2. Serve the food in small portions, frequently through the day
3. Make sure water is available, but you may wish to serve this in small portions, too. Our cat likes to drink from the tap, but if she drinks too much at once, it's instant barfsville.
4. Consider feeding your cat a malt supplement to help with hairballs, if this is contributing factors
5. Consider growing cat grass for your cat to nibble on. Often cats barf because they're trying to get something up (hairball, etc). Cat grass can help with this, and can help things work through the system naturally.

Also, make sure there is a warm place for your cat to curl up and sleep. Our cats definitely get more barfy when they're cold.
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Re: Cat's fragile stomach

Some great tips here already. I just wanted to add that if your cat isn't losing weight and seems otherwise happy then it probably isn't a serious problem and 14 is not that old for a moggie. Our cat went through a phase of this, we took her to the vets and they gave us something in a tube that we had to give her a little of twice a day. I can't remember the name of it, (it looked like fish paste in a squeezy tube) but the Vet said that it helped get everything moving downwards as sometimes fur etc can cause blockages and slow down digestion. It might be worth asking the vet.

Also, cat grass helps digestion. It grows really fast from seed and you only need to have a small tub of it that you let your cat nibble from.
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Re: Cat's fragile stomach

I have a dog with stomach sensitivity, my vet advised Yakult when we were in Australia, equivalent here is Actimel. It works wonders, aids digestion and settles the stomach lining. Good for people too!
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Re: Cat's fragile stomach

My mum's cat is 13 years old and has the same problem. So my mum went to the vet and asked for advice. The vet suggested some dry/wet food from Hills for Sensitive Stomach. Those food you can only get from the vet and is really quite expensive. Also try to give really small portion like 2-3 spoons each time or sometimes my mum will stand next to the cat when he eats and takes him away when she thinks he starts to eat too fast. Hope this can help
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Re: Cat's fragile stomach

We inherited a couple of youngs cats from our daughter. One cat came from a pounf and was very finnacky. Had trouble eating and keeping food down. My wife discovered the problem to be cat good with cereal in it. Cats are meat eaters. we chnaged over to cat food with only meat and everything settled down.
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Re: Cat's fragile stomach

Have you tried also giving him just dry food? He might have to eat slower! Also, cats that live indoors can get furballs more often and throw up because they can not purge themselves so buying some catgrass will help and they love it !
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Have you tried also giving him just dry food? He might have to eat slower! Also, cats that live indoors can get furballs more often and throw up because they can not purge themselves so buying some catgrass will help and they love it !
It is actually worse with the dry food, since she can't chew it she just swallow them and that make her vomit even more. I'll chack for the furballs. Hopefully I'll be able to shave her again in a coupld of months, it should help her.
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I have a 14lb Maine Coon-I thought she was all fluff until I weighed her. I have always fed her dry food, but I do give her treats- for furballs (with castor oil?) and one with Greens for indoor cats. I brush her to try to keep the furballs down. My cat loves eating indoor plants, one of them made her very sick, so I would check if you have plants. A few days ago I bought her a fresh catnip plant- that was fun to watch! After the initial crazy reaction (she really looked stoned, kept dive bombing things, then just lay exhausted staring at me with eyes open) It now seems to have a sedatory affect. She eats it and so far no hairballs. It is supposed to be good for them.

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Re: Cat's fragile stomach

If your kitty continues to vomit water, do get her kidneys checked.
(happened to ours)
And good for the wet food, it's much better than dry food (for the kidneys..... again)

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Re: Cat's fragile stomach

that cat high on cat nip reminds me of my cat back in canada, except he weighs in at a staggering 22 pounds.
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Re: Cat's fragile stomach

I forgot to add:
Nil, I hope your cat gets better soon. I can't really offer any advice, but can understand how concerning it is when your cat is sick and can't figure out the cause.
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