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#1 of 6 Old 05-06-2013, 03:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My cat has been throwing up his food once or twice a week.  He has been on the same food for about 4 years now and Ive read that they can develop allergies when on the same thing for too long.  He seems to be fine right after.....and has no other issues, looks healthy etc.  I havent called the vet - thought I would change the food first and see if that does it.

 

Id like to switch to a allergy friendly food, hopefully one that is not too expensive.  I have another cat who is 9 and not having problems.  Would love to hear food suggestions.  Right now they eat Kirklands Healthy Maintenance.

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I liked Felidae for my cat.  It's not very expensive and it's made with good ingredients.  I switched his food a few times to help different issues and it usually worked.  Just make sure to gradually make the change by mixing the foods together.  If I changed too fast, my cat would refuse to eat entirely.




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We have a seven year old, who sometimes throws up his kibbles. Never his wet food. We read the ingredients list, and it turned out the wet food did not contain grains which the kibbles did. We looked for a grain free and ended up choosing Orijen for our two cats. Problem solved. Not exactly cheap, but one of few options here in Sweden that is grain free. You might be able to find a cheaper grain free brand where you live.

 

You might also want to look into getting some cat grass. It might just be a temporary clog in his system, needing some help to be rinsed out, and cat grass seems to help with that.

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Oh great - ill try the grass and also look in to grain free kibble.  My dogs are on grain free as well......

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This sounds like my cat, and he has been throwing up a lot less since we went grain free about 6 years ago. Honestly, I think he just doesn't like chewing his food, since it has happened since he was little, and it only happens with dry kibble.

 

after trying many brands to strike a balance between affordability and picky eating habits, we fed them Innova Evo for most of the last 6 years. They had a recall recently though, so we switched to Blue Buffalo wilderness (their grain free line). The cats happily eat it and it is a TINY kibble and has led to less barfing.

 

In addition to the obvious GI improvement, switching to grain free food really improved our cat's coat and overall health. I think some cats are just more sensitive than others, but if yours is sensitive this can make a big difference and is well worth trying. after all, cats are oblligate carnivores and designed to eat pretty much only meat (unlike dogs).
 


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Thanks for the info!  Im going to go to a few local pet stores and see what the costs are.  I would say he throws up about once a week, sometimes less, once in awhile 2x in a week.  He seems fine other than that.....his energy is up, but i have noticed he doesnt have quite the shine in his coat that he usually does.  My other cat is 9 yrs old, her coat always looks great.  She's a bit overweight (usually happens in the winter) but I have noticed sometimes she has loose stools.  I want to try to make the switch soon as Im getting low on the old cat food and want to do a gradual switch.  

 

Youve all been super helpful......my search goes on..................

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