Sunday, December 19, 2004

Vomit Update

I've heard a lot of theories about why we're finding vomit and I appreciate every one of them. The one I'm going on right now is that Beowulf is the vomitter and he's eating kibble too fast. I say this because he eats kibble pretty fast and because the vomit is undigested kibble.

Since finding the last glob of vomit, I have stopped giving the boys dry food to see if that helps. So far, no dry food and no more vomit. However, we can't do this indefinitely, because the dry food is a good part of their diet.

2 comments:

socidoc said...

Hi Avram,
Good idea to back off the dry food for a few days (I think). If you have a huge bag of it... oh well... start giving them the dry again in small quantities after a few days. If you are almost OUT of the dry stuff... you might try another brand next time. Hey, have you found a 'natural' food store nearby to you yet? They would be able to recommend a good dry food and you could probably trust their recommendation. Even if you find one in the phone book, give them a call and ask what they suggest for kittens. Good luck! I wouldn't worry too much about vomiting the undigested stuff. As another poster said, as long as they remain energetic and active, the vomiting is probably a passing phase. Kittens do get excited, and that could well be the reason (or, as I also suspect, perhaps one of them might be over-sensitive to that particular food... doesn't agree with their tummy). Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Avram and the Boys,

Just a thought, but did you see any traces of hair in the vomit? If so, you have just entered the yucky world of hairballs, and there really is nothing to worry about...

And if Bewulf and Arthur haven't started up-chucking hairballs yet, they eventually will, and even though it looks and sounds ghastly (not to mention messy), but it is perfectly normal for cats to "toss their cookies" on a regular basis... Constant brushing might help, but barfing up hairballs is just a normal part of being a cat...

Best regards, and I really am enjoying reading about the "boys" and their antics...

Don and Kitty (of Pestbouncer.com)