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My cat threw up two times since the morning. First after lunch and then after having food in the evening. She ate cat food. The one she always has. The food she threw up was totally solid. Looks like it didn't even went to stomach for digestion. What's the reason? She eats and throws up. But there's no other symptoms tho... Totally normal behavior, perfect sleep, pee on time....... What to do???
 

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Hi. Was it the same food each time? Was it dry or canned? Check the expiration date to make sure it hasn’t gone bad, and also look over the bag/cans for possible damage/compromise to the packaging.

It sounds like regurgitation which usually happens pretty quickly after eating. That can be brought on by – not only bad food, but when- a cat is eating too fast and/or has gone extra time without eating which can cause stomach acids to build up and prompt vomiting the food due to the acids.
 
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Yes, it very well may be regurgitation vs vomiting. With regurgitation, they don't normally make any pre-vomit sounds, all of a sudden it just comes back up. And it usually happens within 1 - 15 minutes of eating. If this is what is happening, you can try feeding smaller meals more often, try raising her bowl, or try putting something like a clean golf ball in the bowl to slow her down. If it's truly vomiting, where she sounds like she's trying to get a hairball out and then vomits, it very well could be a hairball causing it or could be something else. If it continues she should probably be seen by a Vet. The good news is that she is acting perfectly normal in all other ways, so it doesn't sound like it's too serious.
 

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My cat threw up two times since the morning. First after lunch and then after having food in the evening. She ate cat food. The one she always has. The food she threw up was totally solid. Looks like it didn't even went to stomach for digestion. What's the reason? She eats and throws up. But there's no other symptoms tho... Totally normal behavior, perfect sleep, pee on time....... What to do???
If she throws up food right after eating then it's regurgitation not vomiting.
One of mine used to do it all the time... usually because of hairballs or eating too fast.
Hope this helps.
 

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Yes, it very well may be regurgitation vs vomiting. With regurgitation, they don't normally make any pre-vomit sounds, all of a sudden it just comes back up. And it usually happens within 1 - 15 minutes of eating. If this is what is happening, you can try feeding smaller meals more often, try raising her bowl, or try putting something like a clean golf ball in the bowl to slow her down. If it's truly vomiting, where she sounds like she's trying to get a hairball out and then vomits, it very well could be a hairball causing it or could be something else. If it continues she should probably be seen by a Vet. The good news is that she is acting perfectly normal in all other ways, so it doesn't sound like it's too serious.
Yes, raised bowls helps! And make sure she has fresh, clean water every day.
 
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