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    Lenny The Cat Is Sick

    Here's what's happening. For the last two days Lenny The Cat vomits everything he eats, usually 1-2 hours after he eats it. Naturally, it isn't digested, it's just kind of a "mush", for lack of a better word. I haven't changed foods and his brother, Carl The Cat, eats out of the same bowl and is fine.

    He had this problem last year and it cleared up after a time, but I'd like to know what is going on with him so it doesn't get worse. Any ideas? Lynnbrown ?
    Last edited by tumbling.dice; 06-13-2020, 05:09 PM.

    #2
    Oh my word tumbling.dice ! I never saw this notification at all! damnation! How is that baby? This was days ago.

    I always keep salmon (human salmon) in cans for a sick kitty. This baby shouldn't be throwing up like this. Get him to drink the juice first...and eat as much of the meat as he can.

    What kind of food does he eat? You may need to switch foods.

    Oh my lord...I can't believe I didn't see this until now.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Lynnbrown View Post
      Oh my word tumbling.dice ! I never saw this notification at all! damnation! How is that baby? This was days ago.

      I always keep salmon (human salmon) in cans for a sick kitty. This baby shouldn't be throwing up like this. Get him to drink the juice first...and eat as much of the meat as he can.

      What kind of food does he eat? You may need to switch foods.

      Oh my lord...I can't believe I didn't see this until now.
      I'm perplexed. His behavior hasn't changed any; he still runs around and plays, and is just as affectionate as ever. He doesn't seem like he is in any pain. He's just vomiting up his undigested food.

      He's done a little better the last couple of days. He threw up once yesterday while I was at work, but hasn't today. In fact he's eating now. I feed them both Purina Cat Chow for adult cats and give them fresh water daily. Carl The Cat never throws up but Lenny has always had a sensitive stomach, even when he was a kitten.

      If it continues, or if he seems to be in any discomfort, I'll run him in to the vet.

      Thank you for the advice, I'll pick up some salmon at the grocery this weekend!

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      • Lynnbrown
        Lynnbrown commented
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        I feed mine Purina Cat Chow also. I was going to suggest the blue bag if you were feeding the green bag...but you're already on the blue bag.
        One other thought is: hair balls sometimes bother some cats more than others. There is a paste that comes in a tube...I've had cats that LOVED it and I had a couple I had to quickly (the speed of light) dab a good amount on their paws. (That only worked sometimes.) Its clear and I think salmon flavored. Lots of grocery stores or especially a pet store would have it.
        I've just started putting grass out for mine...they are tearing a lot of it up, but some is being eaten, so that's something I'll be doing.

        Please let me know how Lenny does.

      #4
      Oh, sorry to read your kitty isn't well! One of my parents' cats had to go on a special diet because of something like this. I forget if there was a diagnosis. But sadly, I heard he still gets sick once in awhile. Poor dear. I remember hearing once that maybe they just eat too fast or something, why this happens. If there are other cats or animals in the house, I wonder if they are trying to fight for their share of food. Oddly in my parents' cats' case, the healthy one ("blackie") was seemingly more shy about eating. Although now he is better, but doesn't eat the special treats. Special diet one ("Graybee") gobbles them up like candy to humans! Lol He seems generally healthy and happy though, so I hope the occasional upset tummy isn't an issue. It's especially hard on me since I lost my old "buddy" from sickness, so any tiny ailment concerns me...but again, staying hopeful! If things do ever seem bad, believe me, I'll be insisting my parents take care of him!

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        #5
        Originally posted by Fundoo View Post
        Oh, sorry to read your kitty isn't well! One of my parents' cats had to go on a special diet because of something like this. I forget if there was a diagnosis. But sadly, I heard he still gets sick once in awhile. Poor dear. I remember hearing once that maybe they just eat too fast or something, why this happens. If there are other cats or animals in the house, I wonder if they are trying to fight for their share of food. Oddly in my parents' cats' case, the healthy one ("blackie") was seemingly more shy about eating. Although now he is better, but doesn't eat the special treats. Special diet one ("Graybee") gobbles them up like candy to humans! Lol He seems generally healthy and happy though, so I hope the occasional upset tummy isn't an issue. It's especially hard on me since I lost my old "buddy" from sickness, so any tiny ailment concerns me...but again, staying hopeful! If things do ever seem bad, believe me, I'll be insisting my parents take care of him!
        Thanks for the concern, I think what I'm going to do is change the food I buy. I've done some looking online and decided to try Hill’s Science Diet Adult Sensitive Stomach & Skin Cat Food. I actually have two cats; Carl The Cat is Lenny's brother. Carl never throws up, but he does have some dandruff problems so maybe I can kill two birds with one stone with this new food.

        If Lenny keeps getting sick after the new diet then off to the vet we'll go.

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          #6
          Hopefully that is all that is needed. Get well soon, kitties!

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            #7
            OK, this afternoon I bought the Hill’s Science Diet Adult Sensitive Stomach & Skin Cat Food (damn that's a mouthful). I mixed it ¼ to ¾ with the Purina Cat Chow Complete that they have been eating, and the cats seemed to like it immediately. They were pushing each other out of the way to get to it. I figured they'd try to pick out the "good" pieces, the ones they are used to eating, but no problem. I'll gradually add more of the new stuff over the next 10-12 days.

            Lenny has actually eaten twice in the last 4 hours or so, and so far so good. Wish him luck. 😀

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              #8
              tumbling.dice that is so good to hear!!! If I hadn't read anything here tonight, I was going to bug you and ask how are the boys... 😊

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                #9
                The ¼ Hill's Science to ¾ Purina is a hit! I've noticed Lenny eating more frequently; he generally gorges all at once but the last 24 hours he's been eating smaller amounts and more often...and no vomiting for 24 hours either! 😀 Could it be something as simple as his food? Fingers crossed here.

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                  #10
                  hoorey!

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                    #11
                    I think Lenny The Cat is going to be better from now on. He's only gotten sick once in the last two weeks...when I first began introducing Hill’s Science Diet Adult Sensitive Stomach & Skin Cat Food into his diet. That was pretty simple.

                    Something else I've just started doing is putting out bottled drinking water. Nothing is really wrong with my water that I'm aware of. I'm on a well so it should be clean, but it is very hard. I had trouble with it when I was using it in an aquarium, and I figured it wouldn't hurt anything to change the cat's water while I'm at it. Carl The Cat likes it when I put an ice cube in there.

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                    • Lynnbrown
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                    • Pete's Draggun
                      Pete's Draggun commented
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                      How's Lenny been doing?

                    #12
                    Sounds like he's got hair balls.
                    As i've seen pics of your kitties, make sure that you brush your kitties because a lot of fur gets caught in their throat and it makes them sick.

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