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Q. Vomiting couple times a day everyday. Checked Iam's label and believe it is the problem doesn't like canned food.

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. Vomiting a couple times a day can signify something more serious like a foreign body ingestion. Especially if it occurs immediately after eating and contains mostly whole kibbles.

Another common reason why this can occur in cats is because of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). IBD involves preliminary diagnotics (i.e. Bloodwork, radiographs, ultrasound) and essentially a biopsy (surgical) is needed to diagnosis IBD for sure.

I would try to start with an antacid like Omeprazole (Prilosec) @ 0.5mg-1 mg/kg every 24 hours. However if this is a true IBD disease then diagnostics is indicated and steroids are usually recommended for treatment.

Answered By
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM

A. This is not normal. This could be a food indiscretion, but also pancreatitis (acute or chronic) , possibly a gastric tumor , or also an endocrine problem. You should take your animal to the vet for an exam.


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