Cat chronic vomiting entire life

Sylvashia

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My cat Pep is 15 years old and since I can remember he's always vomited more than any other cat I've had. I was a kid when I got him so we never took him to the vet because my parents just weren't concerned. But he would probably vomit (just bile usually) twice a week. A few years ago it increased to 4-5 times a week. Then he was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and given Iodine treatment. They thought that might fix his problem but after that it increased to everyday with occasional days without. And half the time it's bile the other half is a giant projectile vomit of undigested food
Now that we are both older I've taken him to vets and never get any answers. No vet even seems concerned. They never give me any idea of what it could be besides "hairballs" when he doesn't even vomit up fur.


In the past year he developed an almost constant stomach gurgle. When he's sleeping his stomach is just going crazy but he doesn't seem bothered by it. He also recently seems OBSESSED with human food and wants ANYTHING I have. He eats his food just fine but acts starved when he sees human food. He was never that much of a beggar before.

The most I got from my vet were anti nausea pills but at this rate I would have to give them to him every other day and he despises pills and is so difficult to pill no matter how small. Sometimes they don't even work and he'll still vomit a few hours after taking one.

I'm ready to take him to the vet yet again but I just wondered if anyone had any ideas what it can be from or has had a cat as prone to vomitting.
 

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In the past year he developed an almost constant stomach gurgle.
Typically this means bloating/gas, but if it's that frequent, there is probably a problem. Cats can also have digestive issues like gastritis, acid reflux, IBS.

He also recently seems OBSESSED with human food and wants ANYTHING I have. He eats his food just fine but acts starved when he sees human food. He was never that much of a beggar before.
This is a sign of some diseases. There could be something else simple, but a senior cat bloodwork is absolutely needed.

Also,

- Quick meals throughout the day is easier on their digestion. Helps with gas too. Minimum 3-4 meals a day, the last being close to sleep time so he won't go long hours without food which worsens some conditions.

- There might be food intolerance. Change his food to different ingredients and try an elimination diet.

Typically there is more than one thing going on. Like he might have a digestive disease or plural, disorders, AND also hairballs might trigger/worsen them. Some cats just get triggered easier than the others (as we can say the same about humans) but that doesn't mean there isn't anything to manage the situation. (And if possible change the vets who don't offer things to try.)
 

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You really need to take your cat to another vet and get a second opinion. Bring copies of all your cat's medical records with you for the new vet to review. With your cat's issues, an internal medicine vet would be best.

Vomiting that often is not normal and neither is constant hunger and obession with food. There is clearly a medical issue going on and a competent vet needs to figure out why.

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Some medicines can be compounded into another form such as a liquid or chew able treat.
 

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When my male was diagnosed with a thyroid issue, he was given a transdermal medication that I had to smear on his ear twice a day. That cut down the vomiting to almost nothing. I no longer have any of the paperwork because he passed in February but I have to swing by my vet today to pick up a prescription request of my kittens so I can ask them what he was prescribed.
 
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