Vomiting: scarf & barf or something else?

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I have a 12-year-old neutered female. It seems like she vomits at least once a day but appears quite healthy (and not skinny!). She has dried food available too throughout the day, some in a dish, some in a variety of puzzle feeder toys. Right now I'm feeding her (and a second cat) leftover cans of prescription kidney diet and urinary diet food; a third cat with kidney disease died a few weeks ago, and although I gave away most of the food to a shelter, I kept some because my other two cats are at an age where it's OK for them to have the special foods even if they don't have medical conditions. Given that my female and her daughter were inseparable and hung out in the same part of the house, I was rarely sure who had vomited when I found a pile on the carpet after a meal. I often assumed it was the one who was ill (and sometimes it was), but clearly my other cats has problems at well. I've wondered if the problem is just that I'm trying several different varieties of food on her, but sometimes she'll be fine with it but will vomit after another meal later in the day with the same food. And sometimes I think it's just a snack of dried food. If anything seems to trigger her, maybe it's behavioral, just eating too fast. The puzzle toys are supposed to slow her down, although I only use them for dried (I think some can be used for wet food too). Other than investing in a supply of carpet cleaner, any ideas to deal with this?
 

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It could be changing the foods. I had 6 cats at one time and some could eat what the others could not and that was for dry/canned and treats. Also sometimes they just eat to fast. Or they eat to much. Has the cat pooped? My one cat started vomiting after eating. Took her to the vet and found out she was very constipated. Try giving her just certain foods and see what happens.
 

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I would try to stay with a food that you believe has agreed with her for a period of time to see if the vomiting stops. If it does not, then you probably should take her to the vet to see if anything else is going on. Watch for litterbox use as well to make sure she is not constipated.
 

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Leaving dry food out her tummy may be full but once she sees more food out later in the day she throws up from eating too much. Not all cats know when to stop. Try using a food timer instead
 

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I have a 12-year-old neutered female. It seems like she vomits at least once a day but appears quite healthy (and not skinny!). She has dried food available too throughout the day, some in a dish, some in a variety of puzzle feeder toys. Right now I'm feeding her (and a second cat) leftover cans of prescription kidney diet and urinary diet food; a third cat with kidney disease died a few weeks ago, and although I gave away most of the food to a shelter, I kept some because my other two cats are at an age where it's OK for them to have the special foods even if they don't have medical conditions. Given that my female and her daughter were inseparable and hung out in the same part of the house, I was rarely sure who had vomited when I found a pile on the carpet after a meal. I often assumed it was the one who was ill (and sometimes it was), but clearly my other cats has problems at well. I've wondered if the problem is just that I'm trying several different varieties of food on her, but sometimes she'll be fine with it but will vomit after another meal later in the day with the same food. And sometimes I think it's just a snack of dried food. If anything seems to trigger her, maybe it's behavioral, just eating too fast. The puzzle toys are supposed to slow her down, although I only use them for dried (I think some can be used for wet food too). Other than investing in a supply of carpet cleaner, any ideas to deal with this?
My cat has kidney disease. The food is only 26% protein. So if you feed them kidney food mix in half that and something else with more protein
 
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