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  • willow22596
    Hi, My cat has throw up issues. The thing that scares me is the stress on his heart and a couple time he passed out(hasn t done that on a while). He gets
    Message 1 of 10 , Jul 15, 2014

      Hi,

       

      My cat has throw up issues. The thing that scares me is the stress on his heart and a couple time he passed out(hasn't done that on a while). He gets hairballs and he is on Pepcid and hairball stuff. he has been fine for two weeks then threw up a hairball today. He then ate his breakfast and then five minutes later threw up whole food. Probably because he ate fast. anyone have any advice on the hairballs? also how can I tell the difference between eating too fast and him throwing up from nor feeling well.

    • J. R.
      Hi. Our heart kitty 1.5 year old long hair tuxedo girl has HCM and in on atenolol (so far well controlled). She vomits hairballs on occasion. More often she
      Message 2 of 10 , Jul 15, 2014
        Hi. Our heart kitty 1.5 year old long hair tuxedo girl has HCM and in on atenolol (so far well controlled). She vomits hairballs on occasion. More often she vomits food. She also has super smelly poo. Our cardiologist is part of a group of specialists so he had a pow wow with the internal med specialist who knows our lot.

        We have been doing regular follow up echos...which he was at it he had a good look at her GI tract. We had recent xrays and bloodwork done when she went through a bout of vomiting due to the clumping litter sticking to her fur and as a result she was ingesting it.

        With all the tests done, to cut the chase, the belief is that she has food sensitivities and should be on a limited ingredient diet.

        She loves fish...won't eat the royal limited ingred food that we have already in every flavor for our epileptic kitty. In most cases it is the protein...though for some it can be additives, carb source etc. Which is why the vet strongly favors Royal Canin. We're working on it.

        Your situation seems similar. It might be worth a GI ultrasound, xray and bloodwork if you can afford it.
        Else try a diet restricted diet...if the vet sells royal canin limited ingredients diet (comes wet or dry) OR we also use royal canin gastrointestional HE and HF both of which seem to sit well with our epi girl...

        Keep us posted, we're in the same general boat.

        Best regards,
        JR & Crew


        On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:32 AM, "Mikel Delgado kittenbiscuit@... [feline-heart]" <feline-heart-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


         
        Jamie,
        I'm sure others will have many more useful things to add - does your cat have inflammatory bowel issues in addition to the heart (has she been checked/treated for it)? My own kitty has always been a "barfer" and when we started treatment for IBD (pred & fluids) that sent her into heart failure. Now her heart is getting "stable," my cat has been vomiting again so I need to figure out what to do about her tummy...calls in to her doctors!
        Best,
        Mikel


        On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 8:28 AM, jamiescan24@... [feline-heart] <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
         
        Hi,
         
        My cat has throw up issues. The thing that scares me is the stress on his heart and a couple time he passed out(hasn't done that on a while). He gets hairballs and he is on Pepcid and hairball stuff. he has been fine for two weeks then threw up a hairball today. He then ate his breakfast and then five minutes later threw up whole food. Probably because he ate fast. anyone have any advice on the hairballs? also how can I tell the difference between eating too fast and him throwing up from nor feeling well.



      • Leigh Arrathoon
        None of my cats have hairballs, and I have two long-haired Maine Coons. I think it s because I brush and comb them every day, so I get all of the loose hair
        Message 3 of 10 , Jul 15, 2014
          None of my cats have hairballs, and I have two long-haired Maine Coons. I think it's because I brush and comb them every day, so I get all of the loose hair out of their coats. I also brush the short haired cats. They eat very little dry food, so right there, there's a whole lot let reason to throw up, and they get almost no carbohydrates in the wet diet they eat, a third reason no to throw up. If your cat eats gluten, wheat or corn, barley, or white rice, all of those will make him throw up and eventually give him kidney failure and diabetes. Mine eat turkey, duck, some salmon (only Wellness), herring, and they get a little carrot and cranberry in their food. The females can eat chicken, which the males cannot because they are allergic to it. One of the females is allergic to fish. Allergies sometimes cause cats to throw up; more often they cause coughing and diarrhea. I also give two of the dandelion leaf, which reduces the swelling in the digestive tract and prevents vomiting. (I give one capsule per cat per day). Standard Process Whole Body Support, which I also give them, probably also helps them not to throw up. 

          Hope some of this helps.
          Leigh 


          On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM, jamiescan24@... [feline-heart] <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
           

          Hi,

           

          My cat has throw up issues. The thing that scares me is the stress on his heart and a couple time he passed out(hasn't done that on a while). He gets hairballs and he is on Pepcid and hairball stuff. he has been fine for two weeks then threw up a hairball today. He then ate his breakfast and then five minutes later threw up whole food. Probably because he ate fast. anyone have any advice on the hairballs? also how can I tell the difference between eating too fast and him throwing up from nor feeling well.


        • Elfinmyst
          Hi I have been using the Furminator to remove dead coat and prevent hairballs, but was a little too enthusiastic and have a bald Arthur cat. My Tess (sadly
          Message 4 of 10 , Jul 15, 2014
            Hi

            I have been using the Furminator to remove dead coat and prevent hairballs, but was a little too enthusiastic and have a bald Arthur cat. My Tess (sadly gone) and Vannie regularly throw up after breakfast and then scoff it back again, they're greedy girls. I would try a more little and often approach to breakfast?

            Lyn

            www.furkids-selkirks.com:-)
          • willow22596
            Hi, My kitty is on antacid for his throwing up issues and it has helped for a while but he has thrown up three or four times this week. It is whole kibble
            Message 5 of 10 , Nov 3, 2014

              Hi,

               

              My kitty is on antacid for his throwing up issues and it has helped for a while but he has thrown up three or four times this week.

              It is whole kibble right after eating twice, bile once, and he was given leftover chicken yesterday and threw up right after.

               

              I am not sure if the throwing up is related to the heart disease or not. Do I take him in for an apt?

               

              He has always had issues with throwing up, eating too fast, bile if hungry. I am not sure what tod o but it scares me as he has passed out from throwing up before.

               

              Any suggestions?

            • Shannon Dunn
              I just got home from the vet for the same thing! Huck is eleven and diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy/Congestive Heart Failure last Nov. It s been managed
              Message 6 of 10 , Nov 3, 2014
                I just got home from the vet for the same thing! Huck is eleven and diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy/Congestive Heart Failure last Nov. It's been managed wonderfully by Enalapril and Lasix.

                His heart muscle has thickened significantly and his heart rate is in the 250's. Because of this, he's not getting enough blood to his other organs for them to work efficiently. His stomach lining is thickened and inflamed. Vet gave an anti-nausea shot and prescribed Pepcid, quarter to half a 10mg pill twice a day for 14 1/2 pound cat (formerly 20 pounds).

                Hope this helps and your cat feels better!

                Shannon
                Shannon Dunn
                469 471 1544

                From: "jamiescan24@... [feline-heart]" <feline-heart-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
                Sender: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                Date: 03 Nov 2014 09:18:57 -0800
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                ReplyTo: jamiescan24@...
                Subject: [FH] throwing up question

                 

                Hi,

                 

                My kitty is on antacid for his throwing up issues and it has helped for a while but he has thrown up three or four times this week.

                It is whole kibble right after eating twice, bile once, and he was given leftover chicken yesterday and threw up right after.

                 

                I am not sure if the throwing up is related to the heart disease or not. Do I take him in for an apt?

                 

                He has always had issues with throwing up, eating too fast, bile if hungry. I am not sure what tod o but it scares me as he has passed out from throwing up before.

                 

                Any suggestions?

              • Elfinmyst
                Hi there Vomiting after eating is usually because they have been greedy or had too much. Could you give three smaller meals a day perhaps? I have a cat who
                Message 7 of 10 , Nov 3, 2014
                  Hi there

                  Vomiting after eating is usually because they have been greedy or had too much. Could you give three smaller meals a day perhaps? I have a cat who regularly throws up each dinner time due to being greedy. Vomiting bile is usually more of an infection and if they are sick more than two times my heart cats go to the vet as the stress of a vomit or the high temperature of an infection can bring on heart failure.

                  Lyn
                • Laurie Stead
                  Shannon, Have you spoken to the cardiologist about adding in vetmedin?  This significantly helped my little girl s heart work more efficiently. Laurie and Boo
                  Message 8 of 10 , Nov 3, 2014
                    Shannon,

                    Have you spoken to the cardiologist about adding in vetmedin?  This significantly helped my little girl's heart work more efficiently.

                    Laurie and Boo


                    On Monday, November 3, 2014 12:28 PM, "'Shannon Dunn' sld276@... [feline-heart]" <feline-heart-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


                     
                    I just got home from the vet for the same thing! Huck is eleven and diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy/Congestive Heart Failure last Nov. It's been managed wonderfully by Enalapril and Lasix.

                    His heart muscle has thickened significantly and his heart rate is in the 250's. Because of this, he's not getting enough blood to his other organs for them to work efficiently. His stomach lining is thickened and inflamed. Vet gave an anti-nausea shot and prescribed Pepcid, quarter to half a 10mg pill twice a day for 14 1/2 pound cat (formerly 20 pounds).

                    Hope this helps and your cat feels better!

                    Shannon
                    Shannon Dunn
                    469 471 1544

                    From: "jamiescan24@... [feline-heart]" <feline-heart-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
                    Sender: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                    Date: 03 Nov 2014 09:18:57 -0800
                    To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
                    ReplyTo: jamiescan24@...
                    Subject: [FH] throwing up question

                     
                    Hi,
                     
                    My kitty is on antacid for his throwing up issues and it has helped for a while but he has thrown up three or four times this week.
                    It is whole kibble right after eating twice, bile once, and he was given leftover chicken yesterday and threw up right after.
                     
                    I am not sure if the throwing up is related to the heart disease or not. Do I take him in for an apt?
                     
                    He has always had issues with throwing up, eating too fast, bile if hungry. I am not sure what tod o but it scares me as he has passed out from throwing up before.
                     
                    Any suggestions?


                  • Laura
                    If you found an antacid helped previously you might want to try a different brand. For some reason they can quit working so well. So for example if he is on
                    Message 9 of 10 , Nov 3, 2014
                      If you found an antacid helped previously you might want to try a different brand. For some reason they can quit working so well. So for example if he is on Pepcid you could try Zantac 75 of course talk to your vet before you make the switch.  

                      This page is for kidney disease but it has a very thorough discussion of acid, vomiting, etc so I may give you some ideas.



                      Laura 
                      On Nov 3, 2014, at 11:18 AM, "jamiescan24@... [feline-heart]" <feline-heart-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

                       

                      Hi,

                       

                      My kitty is on antacid for his throwing up issues and it has helped for a while but he has thrown up three or four times this week.

                      It is whole kibble right after eating twice, bile once, and he was given leftover chicken yesterday and threw up right after.

                       

                      I am not sure if the throwing up is related to the heart disease or not. Do I take him in for an apt?

                       

                      He has always had issues with throwing up, eating too fast, bile if hungry. I am not sure what tod o but it scares me as he has passed out from throwing up before.

                       

                      Any suggestions?

                    • J. R.
                      Hi. We deal with IBD with two of our cats. Our epileptic cat Ginger has had food sensitivity since we first took her in. The way we learned of this was her
                      Message 10 of 10 , Nov 3, 2014

                        Hi. We deal with IBD with two of our cats. Our epileptic cat Ginger has had food sensitivity since we first took her in. The way we learned of this was her vomiting. The solution in her case ended up being limited ingredient vet diet.


                        Our heart kitty Jewel we think has IBD...she's long hair and will only eat fish wet food. Won't eat kibble. And would not transfer over to vet diet/limited ingredient. Her symptom is vomiting. We're not 100% sure it's IBD because the vomiting is not daily...sometimes none for a week or longer, sometimes multiple times in a day, sometimes it's a hairball since she's longer furred.


                        Our vet did an ultrasound of her gastro tract to see if it was IBD....he didn't see anything that would indicate diagnostically that it is. There is more extensive testing we could do but right now we'd rather not.


                        We ended up for now giving her pepsid which we have compounded (liquid famitodine) and buying the best grain free fish type food (Weruva's BFF line). She also loves Sassy Cat whitefish treat which is just dried fish on top of the canned foods we put out. And we are trying slowly to get her to at least acknowledge the limited ingredient diet...we put some down next to the food she loves and now we're putting some of the sassy cat treats on top. Maybe she'll decide to try it. Till then we don't want to force the issue and cause a food aversion.


                        Not sure this helps but for what it's worth we are in a similar boat with a heart kitty with vomiting that may be IBD.

                        Maybe the specialist you see can help....

                        All the best....

                        -JR & Crew



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