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Help! Digestive issues

TeamLuna

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Hi there!
I have two male neuterd sphynxs. They’re 6 years old and have been fairly healthy. My only problem is the vomiting ! (I ironically work at an animal hospital - however , no one has worked with this breed and I’m not getting anywhere). I have them on prescription Purina EN gastronintestinal. It has helped , but it still happens. If I take them off this food, they will projectile vomit. Sometimes it’s undigested food, sometimes it’s more
Bile. I would ideally like to switch to a raw balanced diet but they have absolute no interest. I’m at a loss and I really want my cats better. This has been going on for a few years and I’m ready for them to feel better already.

Any advice would be so appreciated
 

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Hi there!
I have two male neuterd sphynxs. They’re 6 years old and have been fairly healthy. My only problem is the vomiting ! (I ironically work at an animal hospital - however , no one has worked with this breed and I’m not getting anywhere). I have them on prescription Purina EN gastronintestinal. It has helped , but it still happens. If I take them off this food, they will projectile vomit. Sometimes it’s undigested food, sometimes it’s more
Bile. I would ideally like to switch to a raw balanced diet but they have absolute no interest. I’m at a loss and I really want my cats better. This has been going on for a few years and I’m ready for them to feel better already.

Any advice would be so appreciated
Hi, are they eating too fast? I have seen this with many cats over the years, try using a slow feeder, hope you figure it out. :)

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Sorry to hear your dealing with this issue. Is it possible they eat too much at once? If so you could try giving them several small portion during day (with a timelock feeder). Or maybe they eat too fast? Then you could try the slow feeder as suggested by @admin
 

TeamLuna

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Thank you everyone for your thoughts ! ♥

I should mention that I do not free feed.
I measure small 1/4 cup food and feed them twice a day. I don’t think I could try the slow feeders. If I use plastic, they will get sooo many blackheads in there little chins. Plus, I don’t think them eating too fast is the problem. Im thinking it’s good having too many carbs in them. That’s why if I switch to a different food they projectile vomit.
 

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I have good results with my kitty that vomits feeding kibble In a small shallow feeding Eco oval bamboo dish I put on top of the small raised feeding dish

I found the shallow dishes raised up work better for her for some reason

She is holding down Nutrisource cat and kitten formula in the blue bag .
I feed her several small meals like you do

What was the diagnosis ?
 

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I have good results with my kitty that vomits feeding kibble In a small shallow feeding Eco oval bamboo dish I put on top of the small raised feeding dish

I found the shallow dishes raised up work better for her for some reason

She is holding down Nutrisource cat and kitten formula in the blue bag .
I feed her several small meals like you do

What was the diagnosis ?
i actually do exactly that. Raised stainless steel bowls and I feed twice a day. The diagnosis is TBD. I’m on a trial diet currently and it’s coming down to 1)too many carbs in the food or 2) digestive issues which would mean I need to get an ultra sound. I’m on day three of the new diet and my chronic vomited isn’t vomited yet, and he is less bloated ! So my guess so far is he can not tolerate carbs
 
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