I have a 4 year old male cat. I have had him for his entire life. Found him few days after he was born and feed him with a dropper for a while. Now he is a big, fat 21 pound cat.
For some reason, unknown to me, he throws up about once a week. Seems to happen after he eats a lot. I think he is just such a pig that he stuffs his face, then pukes because he over ate.
Anyone have any other idea's? He has no other heath problems and is an active, fun cat.
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I have a 4 year old male cat. I have had him for his entire life. Found him few days ... he over ate. Anyone have any other idea's? He has no other heath problems and is an active, fun cat.[/nq]I just took my cat to the vet for the same problem. He told me to take away all dry food and start my cat on 1/2 can of wet twice a day, instead. He thinks my cat is just not getting enough moisture from his food to make it pass through his system. It's been a few days now and so far so good, but my cat can go for several weeks between vomit episodes. My cat is also a good eater and will eat just about anything I put in front of him.

He's a shorthair, but he sheds all the time, so the vet said a lot of his problem could be hairball related, although all he's ever thrown up has been clear fluid and food (7-8 hours after eating it). He also recommended a tsp. of Petramalt three times a week. I'm going to take him back and have some blood work done in a few weeks to rule any diseases. pepsi
I have a 4 year old male cat. I have had him for his entire life. Found him few days ... just such a pig that he stuffs his face, then pukes because he over ate. Anyone have any other idea's?

One of our cats (8 yrs) still throws up if he eats too quickly. You'd think he'd have learned after 8 years... Emotion: smile
Hilary
Now he is a big, fat 21 pound cat.

Does he eat anything other than the food you give him?

If the answer is NO, you're feeding him too much.
For some reason, unknown to me, he throws up about once a week. Seems to happen after he eats a lot.

Well, you do know that it happens after he eats a lot. Have you thought about feeding him less?
I think he is just such a pig that he stuffs his face, then pukes because he over ate.

I am trying my best to withhold all of my sarcaism and anger. I am trying my best to answer this in a straight forward and unemotional way; however, it is very difficult to do.
If you feed him less, he cannot stuff his face like a pig.
He has no other heath problems and is an active, fun cat.

No ther health problems that you know of, yet. Obesity is unhealthy in humans and cats.
I am trying my best to withhold all of my sarcaism and anger. I am trying my best to answer ... however, it is very difficult to do. If you feed him less, he cannot stuff his face like a pig.

That's much too logical. Emotion: wink
If he's pigging out on dry food, he's probably throwing it up because it's expanding in his stomach with the fluids. I agree the cat needs to lose weight unless he's large framed (my sister had a 20 pound tuxedo that didn't have an ounce of fat on him).

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Well, would you?
Now he is a big, fat 21 pound cat.

Does he eat anything other than the food you give him?

When we realised Hodge was putting on weight, I started feeding him a much smaller amount twice a day. He's still a pound or two over what he should be, although I feel uncomfortable feeding him much less just because it's already not that much. If I had a cat that weighed 21 pounds, I'd start twice-a-day feedings of limited amounts pronto. Some cats are just prone to overeating and obesity (like some humans). Pudge was the opposite could leave food out for her all the time, and she regulated herself and was never overweight.

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I have a 4 year old male cat. I have had him for his entire life.Found him few days after he was born and feed him with a dropper for awhile. Now he is a big, fat 21 pound cat.

Brush him, stop free feeding him (feed him twice a day, preferably high-quality
canned food, or ask your vet what and how much to feed him) and get a laser
pointer. I have a very fat cat (I didn't DO it, she arrived that way!) and she is
steadily losing weight on a diet and a regimen of laser pointer play every night.
It is HILARIOUS, like having a kitty remote control. I make the light go
down the hall just ahead of her and she zips right after it. I let her "get" it
once in a while i.e. turn it off when she pounces on it to keep her interest.
Another great thing it doesn't wear out your arm like a feather on a string can.
I have a 4 year old male cat. I have had him for his entire life. Found him few days ... he over ate. Anyone have any other idea's? He has no other heath problems and is an active, fun cat.

Cats appear to have the ability to puke at the drop of a hat.

My first cat, Sabina, did this regularly her whole life (17 years). She was healthy, just seemed to gobble her food too quickly sometimes, sans any chewing. Would throw it up soon after eating it, & it'd come up looking as it had in the bowl (dry food), only wetter & warmer. ;-) Then, if I didn't clean it up immediately, she'd eat it again, & it'd stay down the second time. To each their own.
Cathy

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circa Sun, 7 Mar 2004 12:01:58 -0500, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav, Cathy Friedmann (Email Removed) said,
Cats appear to have the ability to puke at the drop of a hat. My first cat, Sabina, did this ... eating it, & it'd come up looking as it had in the bowl (dry food), only wetter & warmer. ;-)

Sabina and Oscar must have been related. ;-)
Laura

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