May 2nd 2011 1:10 pm
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My "urge to purge" has been an ongoing problem that mom has tried to remedy in many ways. We eat small meals, use raised bowls, and eat only grain free canned foods. Despite mom's best efforts, I continued to purge.
Tasha loves food and hardly ever throws up any. It was Tasha's love for food that made mom put her on a diet. We were used to splitting one 5.5 oz. can of food into 4 separate portions, and we would eat 4 times a day~ this means we were getting 1/4 can each 4 times per day, at days end we each had received 1 can.
Tasha was gaining weight and I could not get to 9 lbs. Mom decided to stretch 1 can into 5 portions. Amazingly, Tasha began to shed ounces and I stopped my vomiting!
It seems even though mom believed we were getting small meals; the meals were not small enough. Mom recently found a website which explained what was going on with me~ I was not vomiting my food; I was regurgitating. Vomiting happens hours after eating, but I was bringing my food up immediately after finishing a meal. Here is the website mom read from: vomiting problem
I have reached an all time high of 9.0 pounds! I wanted to share this information just in case any other furs are struggling with the same problem.
Thanks for sharing this info. I'm sure it will be helpful for many kitties. Mom only feeds me 1 to 2 ounces at a time, because the act of her feeding me means more to me than the food. I like attention! Luv, Tink
Very enlightening and educational post. Now, I must congratulate you on your enlarged weight !
Hooray! I am glad you're doing better on the even smaller meals! And so happy you reached 9lbs!
We're so glad your Meowm found that article! I tend to do the same thing, and it's just nice to have an idea as to what it could be.
And CONCATS on the weight gain! Bulk up, Buddy! We gots us some trouble to get into...
I think I need the same therapy.
I am a regurgitator too. If I eat a little too much..blaech..up it comes. That doesn't seem to affect my weight though..I am a bit chubby...MOL
Concats on reaching 9 lbs
Glad you made it to 9 lbs. Now, we weigh the same. Grandma tells Mom I'm too skinny but Mom thinks I'm just fine sense I'm petite.
That is great your Mom found an article.
Concats to 9 lbs of muscle!
Hugs & Purrs,
Way to go TT! Congrats on the DDP today!
Hope you have a pawsome day!
Also, congrats on gaining weight and getting the problem under control! Glad your mom found the solution that works for you. I'm also a regurgitator but up until recently, I didn't have a problem gaining weight. :)) What worked for me was eliminating all dry food and eating pate textured, grain free wet food in small portions throughout the day -- the smaller the meal the better.
Concats on being a DDP today TT! So glad your mom figured that out and now you are a healthy weight! (same as me MOL)