|Purred: Wed Jul 4, '07 6:46pm PST |
|Personally, I wouldn't recommend going raw, then kibble, then raw, then kibble. The two are different forms of food, with different digestive times, and it takes time for each food to adjust to the cat's belly. Kibble has a slower digestive time, while RAW basically goes in and out. When a cat has been on kibble, it takes a week to get used to RAW, as the cat's body needs to reject the toxins and junk and such from the kibble diet. So putting the cat through it repeatedly isn't a very good idea, it could just make the problem worse.
My first thought when I read your initial post, is that maybe your kitty is just eating too fast? Is it still in chunks (like when you cut it up and put it in her bowl), or is it sort of chewed up (like the cat chewed it properly and upchucked anyways). If she's eating too fast, I would either cut the food bigger, so she has no choice but to chew (mommy had to do that with me once, since I got so excited at finally getting to eat RAW and was eating too fast), or you could cut it up into really small pieces, small enough that they won't trigger the vomit response, lol. Maybe you can simply try a different brand. I LOVED Arusha (whoohoo for another Arusha feeder!), but the store mom buys it at stopped carrying it, so mom now feeds us another Canadian brand called Pets Go Raw (also called Top Hand Supplies Ltd.). Arusha is a tougher, drier raw compared to Pets Go Raw; PGR is much more bloody and "ground hamburger" like in texture. No cutting, basically, just get a fork or spoon and spear off a bite-size and drop it in the cat's bowl. Arusha comes in paddies, but Pets Go Raw comes in a pack of 6 medallions (0.25lbs). It comes in 6 formulas, but the store mom buys at carries only 3 (Beef, Chicken, and Fish, though mom feeds the Chicken). There's also Turkey, Buffalo, and Lamb.
Here's the link to Pets Go Raw (aka. Top Hand Supplies Ltd.)
Edited by author Wed Jul 4, '07 6:48pm PST
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