2 year old cat vomiting after eating

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Purred: Tue Jan 11, '11 6:30pm PST 
About 4 months ago my 2 year male cat started vomiting withing 15 minutes of eating. He right now averages vomiting every other feeding. Before this he never vomited. Right now he is on canned food only. Our vet has had him on several different foods from Hills Prescription to a venison diet. Diet didn't change anything. He has had 3 full blood tests, urine test, fecal test, Ultrasound, X-Rays are what I can think of off the top of my head, over $2000 worth of tests. Right now our vet is at a loss. She cannot figure out what is going on with him. Our next move is invasive surgery which I really don't want to do for safety reasons.

Since we have 2 other cats and they are fine I'm thinking it's not something that I've changed (for example, cleaning supplies, new carpeting, etc.)

Has anybody ever been through this?

He is so sweet and I just love him so much and would do anything for him. I am so worried. cry kitty


the orange one
Purred: Tue Jan 11, '11 8:18pm PST 
could he be eating to fast? do you feed all three at the same time? if you do, is there a chance the other two kitties could be pushing him away or not letting him eat? you might want to seperate him when you feed him, see if there is a change? he is a really cute kitty, reminds me of my cesar. if this is not the problem, hope some other kitty will have a answer.


Alex (sweet angel girl)

Angel on a- mission!
Purred: Wed Jan 12, '11 6:57pm PST 
I would go to my site and read up on feline inflammatory bowel disease, www.ibdkitties.net. It may not be that but there's a lot of information about foods and what kinds of things can irritate their GI tract. The thing is that if you don't get the vomiting under control soon, he's going to just stop eating and then you'll be in a world of hurt. IBD is hard to diagnose and he could very well have that. Hill's by the way is the worst thing to feed him. He should be on a grain free, high protein low carb diet, which is what is meant for cats. Not all that corn, gluten, wheat, etc. He could have a food allergy. What kind of wet food is he on right now?


Purred: Thu Jan 13, '11 6:16am PST 
Cesars Human,
Thanks for the ideas. Our Paws is the King. Nobody takes his food, that is why we call him Paws-Piggy-Paws big grin He does eat the canned food fast but when he started this they were on a dry food only diet which he doesn't eat the dry food fast.

Cesar is really cute happy dance I Love Orange Cats.


let no food bowl- be empty
Purred: Sun Jan 16, '11 3:13pm PST 
I know you mentioned ultrasound, but was that done by a specialist or a regular vet? I ask because an ultrasound is only as good as the person reading it if you know what I mean. So if your you haven't been to a specialist yet I would highly reccomend it. The other thing you mentioned was an exploratory surgery. I would reccomend doing an endoscopy with a specialist before doing that. Endoscopy is a non invasive way to get samples of all along the GI tract to send in to the lab so they can say what is wrong. It could be IBD or intestinal lymphoma or a bunch of other things. But at least that way you can find out without being cut. Also there is no down time really. Kittys are able to go home the same day with no huge inscision to heal.

I hope you are feeling better soon


RESPECT The- Star!
Purred: Sun Jan 16, '11 3:27pm PST 
Did they do a CBC and Wellness blood panel, and was it done in house (at the vets) or sent to a lab like Antech or Idexx? If they sent it to Antech, they have internal medicine specialist there, that help your vet with diagnosis and treatments, have gone that route before. They saved Smokey's life. big grin

Seems like my vet told me a long time ago, if they throw up, within in minutes of eating, the prob is in the
esophagus, if its like more, than that, the prob is in the tummy. Bump used to have tummy issues, was throwing up all the time. She wanted to put him on Science Diet for tummy issues, I said oh heck no, was just starting to learn about proper kitty nutrition. He is on Blue Wilderness, chicken, the blue one, its by Blue Buffalo, you can get it at Petsmart or Petco. No more tummy issues. big grin

I know you said diet change has not helped, but what exactly, have you tried? Here are some links to help you. big grin


http://www.catinfo.or g/


Most times, its the diet. big grin

Delyte, Dark- Angel, at- Bridge

Me and my- person, together- against all
Purred: Mon Jan 17, '11 10:36am PST 
This is Delyte. Throwing up food right after you eat it usually means someone is bothering you while you're eating, there is something in your esophagus or tummy, or that you are having some kind of allergic reaction to the food. There is a test where they put a tube down your throat [unfortunately you have to be anesthesized for this] and they check your throat and stomach for hairballs and growths.

Our person has had two of us treated for vomiting after eating. In me, it was because I had a growth in my intestines that was blocking the passage, and everything came up because there was no passage. Is his poop okay? Mine got thinner and thinner before the ultimate blockage. This should show up on ultrasound or even xray. It was also palpable to the vet. Has the vet squeezed you up in there to see if he can feel anything. Mine was very large, I had surgery and am coming up on 6 year survival, but that is rare.

Stella was throwing up a lot and they said it was IBD, but she mostly threw up partially digested food. We are not sure she ever had IBD, as we could not do the biopsy test for it--had to drive 120 miles to the big city and my person could not handle it. She is much better with the healthy grain-free food, and has not vomited in months.

There have certainly been a lot of cats on here with mysterious vomiting that eventually cleared up without any diagnosis. The most benign cause is the hairball that eventually shifts. We are all purring for you to feel better and find out if anything serious is wrong, and to get past it to better health. Giant purrs from all of us! wave