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Author Topic: What/If to feed 20 Year old cat that vomited  (Read 2890 times)
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Angels Mama & Katy Mom Of 1
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« on: December 29, 2009, 05:56:58 PM »

WhoShe my 20 year old Tortie threw up this morning or afternoon (not sure when exactly, was not home) Is there anything I can give her to eat that may be easier for her to keep down I don't have any chicken & rather broke right now. what else would be easier for her tummy than her canned friskies that she threw up earlier?
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 06:02:43 PM »

If she threw up only once, and it sounds like it was several hours ago, I'd say it's OK to feed her now.  You might try a better-quality food for a little while--what other foods has she tolerated in the past?
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 06:06:57 PM »

Does she like Fancy Feast turkey & giblets gourmet feast (now says classic on the new labels)?  We've been using it for months without problems.  It is the pate one in the teal green can.  No wheat gluten in it. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 06:23:30 PM »

I think its fine for her to eat if its been a few hours. If you are worried try baby food meat,or mix that with the Friskies. Chicken would be the easiest for an upset stomach.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 07:04:01 PM »

AngelKaty,
Two or three meals of chicken baby food licked off my finger was always very helpful for my elderly kitty Bennie when she had an upset stomach. After a couple of these meals, her stomach usually calmed down and she was able to eat her regular food again. Hope this might help.
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 09:59:15 PM »

I agree that if it's been several hours since WhoShe vomited, it's probably OK to feed her. That has always worked with my own cats, including my 18 1/2 year old Booper. Hoping her tummy will settle down and she will be fine.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 06:47:02 AM »

I always use chicken or turkey flavor baby food for older kitties who are vomiting.  Very easy on the tummy.  However, like everyone else has said, if it's been several hours regular food may be OK at this point.
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 07:30:41 AM »

My two kidney failure kitties are in that age bracket, AngelKaty, and now have vomitting problems in cycles. Should WhoShe vomit again and a hairball doesn't come up, there's no blood in the vomit, and as long as she has no other symptoms of any kind and is drinking and eliminating properly, my vet advises to give their stomachs a rest for 12 to 24 hours before feeding again.
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 02:43:25 PM »

Thank you all for your suggestions,  Smiley she is fine now Grin. Sorry I didn't get back to answer promptly. I have just undergone med. procedure and had polyps removed and have been sore. Shocked but am feeling much better now. Happy New Year  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2009, 02:47:43 PM »

Really glad WhoShe's on the mend and hope you are, too! Happy 2010
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