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My cat is throwing up whole food... eats fast and doesn''t appear to be chewing much, then throws up. She is a full bred persian and will be 15 yrs old 8/11th and has a heart murmur. Could this be her teeth? If so, I was told by her vet that she really didn''t feel comfortable putting her to sleep to clean her teeth. I just want her to be happy and healthy in her senior years. She is my only child.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Micki replied 6 years ago.

Hello, Melissa

If she eats fast, that can contribute to the whole problem. Feed her small but more frequent meals. You can also put golf balls in the food dish as an obstacle to slow her down. Make sure you use objects like golf balls. You don't want to use anything smaller that she can swallow.

This a great technique that helps fast eaters.

If she still continues to vomit, then you will need to address her food.

The number 1 reason for cats that vomit chronically are ingredients of corn, wheat, gluten, and by-products. These are hard to digest ingredients for many cats and are unfortunately the most common ingredients in many cat foods. These are ingredients that are not apart of any cats natural diet in nature.

I think if you truly look for natural foods, that will help resolve this problem. You need to find foods that do not contain these ingredients. Do not just go on what the bag says on the front either. Many cat foods say "all natural or Organic", but they really aren't. They just raise the price of the food and put it in a prettier bag so you will buy it.

Here are some foods I think you cat could really benefit:

California Naturals, Wellness, Chicken Soup, and Eagle Pack Holistic.

You can find all these foods here:

http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/brands4dept.asp?dept%5Fid=131

Also start feeding him a tsp a day of plain yogurt a day. Yogurt is loaded with good bacteria that helps aid in healthy digestive health. Just make sure you use pain. The fruit varieties contain too much sugar.

I think after 2 weeks you will be pleasantly surprised with the result.

Sincerely, Micki

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Micki,

THANK YOU!!! I haven't had anyone explain things to me like that. I really appreciate your patience and concern for my problems.
Expert:  Micki replied 6 years ago.

You are more than welcome. Please let me know if you need any more help now or in the future with your furry baby :)

Micki

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