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I have two 6-month old tabbies, sister and brother, Tink and…

I have two 6-month...

I have two 6-month old gray tabbies, sister and brother, Tink and Tuck. I still feed them three times a day, dry kitten chow with a little wet food mixed in. They both have good appetites. About every tenth feeding or so, my little girl Tink eats and then immediately throws up. She's done this four or five times. She doesn't appear sick and is jumping and playing as usual. Any suggestions?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the kitten eat anything unusual?

No, I feed them the same thing every meal.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the kitten's name?

Tink, female

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the kitten?

I don't think so. She seems healthy and is always playful with her brother.

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3/21/2018
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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Tink's vomiting. If she is vomiting undigested food, shortly after eating, it could be she is eating too much, or too fast. You could try getting a "slow food" bowl from a pet store or online, that has spiral or projections that make her eat slower.

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If she is not losing weight or having diarrhea, this vomiting is probably not serious.

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Please let me know when you see my answer, and if you have other questions.

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
What she vomits up is smooth and what she has just eaten is chunky
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
What she throws up is smooth and what she has just eaten is chunky.
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
Thank you! I'm gone. Have a good evening.

If it is shortly after eating, it is probably just eating too much too quickly, possibly competing with Tuck. Before I start doing Xrays or blood tests, I would try a slow food bowl.

She is young to have problems such as inflammatory bowel disease, or pancreatitis.

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There are many of these bowls; here is one:

https://www.chewy.com/loving-pets-gobble-stopper-slow-pet/dp/47359

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
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You are welcome!

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Thank you for the positive rating; please let me know how she is doing.

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
She always seems fine, running and jumping and playing with Tuck. The next time she eats, she is fine.
Thanks for your help. How do I not be a member? Limited budget--can't afford to join.

You are welcome. I just answer questions for the website; I don't know about payments and memberships. If you have any questions, please contact customer service on the drop down menu.

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
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You are welcome.

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