clark may be a "puker"

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    so for a the last couple of weeks, every few days...clark pukes...about 30 minutes after eating....nothing else is wrong....plays...purrs.....nothing out of the ordinary but the puking....

    so my vet chickie....tells me...well he may just be a puker...the term they use for a cat that just pukes on occasion with no medical reason...
     
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    Diarrhea in Cats and Kittens
     
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    Kitler is a puker, isnt it fun. LOL
     
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    Did you try switching brands of food? Maybe there is an ingredient the cat's belly doesn't like?
     
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    they are on a good quality food...slowing down the eating and smaller meals are the first attempt....
     
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    That may work. Even though its good quality that cat may have some kind of allergy to something in the food or has some bad reaction to somthing in it IMO. Give it a shot if your plan A doesn't work.
     
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    This time of year hairballs are a frequent cause of vomiting. If kitty is vomiting mostly undigested food then he probably has a bezoar sitting in the stomach partially blocking the opening to the intestines. I would give him Laxatone ( brand name, it has more effective ingredients) every other day for a week or so and then twice a week hereafter. If he's sending up more foul fecal type material with loose stool then he could be partially obstructed lower in the bowel. Good luck with him.
    BTW.. if it's not a hairball, the Laxatone will not hurt him. It only lubricates the intestinal tract and will not cause diarrhea. Almost all cats should get a hairball medicine during the spring and autumn when shedding gets heavy.
     
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    i give them butter or pertrolum jelly for the hairballs.....if it was an obstruction...he would have been worse by now....it may simply be that with the addition of the 3rd...yes 3rd...cat....(btw i cant have a 3rd dog, i would like to point that out....) they are eating more and faster...so i am gonna work on that....putting food on a plate instead of a bowl...feeding smaller meals etc....i am just crossing my fingers that my clark is not a puker....
     
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    We have 3 cats Olly, Coco and Bella or Dummy, Stinky and Tubby... depending on my mood.

    I put the food out for them twice a day.. usually Olly (the male) gets there first and if I don't hold him back he gorges real fast, then pukes soon after. If I hold him back for a while he's fine.
     
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    My cat gets dry skin from laying on the heat registers in the winter. The dry skin mean she grooms more frequently and tends to have furballs.
     

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