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Occasionally my 4-year old female tabby is throwing up a few

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Occasionally my 4-year old female tabby is throwing up a few hours after eating her wet food. Not a daily occurrence. Something that started within the past few weeks. She had her annual check up two weeks ago (along with rabies shot) and checked out fine.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the tabby eat anything unusual?
Customer: No. We feed her Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers (chicken, turkey & beef varieties). That's been her normal food since we got her as a kitten. I had purchased Fancy Feast Grilled In Gravy (chicken, turkey & beef varieties) and she had no problem with the slight difference in food consistency. When she threw up a few times, we switched back to the Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers earlier this week to see if that would resolve the issue. All was fine until she threw up this morning a few hrs after eating.
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the kitten?
Customer: She's strictly an indoor cat. Her dry food is Purina Cat Chow. Trying to eliminate if it's the food causing this issue.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has she has these signs?

How many times a week would you say she vomits?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could she have eaten something recently she should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Any diarrhea?