- Dec 11, 2014
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?