How can I stop my cat throwing up after drinking water in the morning?
My cat (10 y.o.) goes through this routine every morning:
- water is available before I wake up
- I feed her a regular portion of dry food (1/3 her daily total)
- she drinks lots of water
- 5-10 mins later she throws up between 1 and 3 times
- by the time I'm done cleaning up, she is begging for food
I can alleviate this by feeding her a quarter portion, waiting an hour and then another quarter portion, then she misses a half portion cause I'm out. Then I feed her two regular portions over the evening, with no throwing up.
Occasionally she'll throw up even after a quarter portion.
This doesn't seem to come from eating wet food too fast, but rather drinking too much water after a dry breakfast (but not at other times). Is there anything I can change to stop this?
Cats should not relay over dry food only, deal with dry food as a complementary meal, one time a day is enough to supply your cat with most minerals and vitamins . Dry food may be a main cause of kidney disease give wet food a try and check the results.
My cat has the same problem. I solved the problem by giving my cat a small portion of wet food before I give her the dry food. Wet food with gravy/gel works best for my cat.
I believe the reason for my cat throwing up is that the dry food expands when it gets wet in the belly of the cat.
It is OK for cats to throw up once or twice in a week. If it continues for more than a week or happens more than two days in a row, you need to take your cat to a vet. If your cat gets dehydrated, you have to take the cat to a vet right away.
If your cat continues to vomit daily for more than two days, you have to take it to a vet, as it might be something wrong with your cat that needs treatment. If your cat stop eating for more than 24 hours, it needs medical help right now or like yesterday (the liver might get damaged if your cat doesn't eat for more then 24 hours) and then it might be the eol (end of life).