Cat throws up after eating
My 18 year old cat has recently started throwing up after eating -- mostly the morning meal, but occasionally after the evening meal. She throws up almost all of the food, if not all of it. Then she is hungry again in an hour or so -- probably after she feels better. She is otherwise a very healthy cat. She was an outside cat when we got her -- a stray hanging out by an RV Park. She is an indoor/outdoor cat now. She sleeps
inside and is very loving, however she goes outside every chance she gets. She does not like using the cat box and prefers to relieve herself outside. Right now the throwing up is a real concern to me. Thanks so much for your help.
Answer by Kate
when we first got our own cat she would do exactly the same thing, after almost every meal but especailly in the morning she would throw up her food. we took her to the vets to make sure she didn't have a fur ball and explained to us that she was not chewing her food properly and was gulping it down which was too much for her stomach and that made her throw up. So we switched her to just dry food for a while, this seemed to slow her down and she didn't eat so much. dry food has a higher calorie amount and so they do not need so much of it. Now she is fine and we give her small meals of a mix of dry and wet food.
It could be worth having her checked out as she may have something wrong with one of her teeth which is making her gulp her food rather than chew it.
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