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My cat has been vomiting for 3 days on and off its a thick foam. He is eating and drinking but I am getting worried since i have never seen him vomit this much. He has been on a diet prescription food for a while (C/D) because of crystals on his bladder, then recently I went to a cat show where I got samples of holistic food and gave him wet and dry food from that brand, he started throwing up right then, then I threw away the holistic food and put him imediatelly back on his prescription food, but 3 days have gone by and he is still vomiting. He is almost 9 years old and I am worried.


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The first order of business is to welcome you, but also state that this forum should not be used in lieu of professional veterinary advice.  Whenever you are "worried" about your pet's health, don't wait around here for some well-intentioned but untrained person like myself to respond. Go to the vet!


This could be nothing more than a furball that is not being expelled, or a significant matter related to your cat's FUS.  Feline urological syndrome is a serious health issue and one that takes the lives of many cats. Get it checked out.


Usually, when a cat is on a prescription diet, I would keep it on that diet unless the vet says otherwise. If you do shift from one food to another, do so very very gradually.  Simply changing the cats normal food could have prompted this. 


Also, If you are feeding a good feline diet, do not change to something else just because you imagine your cat would appreciate variety.  Variety is the spice of life, but in the world of cats, it is also how finicky eaters and food allergies and episodes like these are encountered.  Find a good quality food that works for your cat and stick with it.  If you want to spice up your cat's life, do it with interactive play and exercise!



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Hi caroldear and welcome to Pet Talk Place community! We’re sorry to hear about your cat’s condition. Choosing the right food for your cat is very important to his overall health especially when he is on prescription diet. Our community is filled with knowledgeable members who are always willing to help and share their thoughts. Alternatively, I suggest that you take your cat to your veterinarian for check-up.


Hi Huachinango! Once again, I want to thank you for your response for our concerned member. We’ve definitely taken notice. Keep up the good work!


Please don’t hesitate to share your inquiries, suggestions, complaints, and any other concerns. Your friendly community members are always here to give a hand. Have a good day! Smiley Happy

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Thanks for your input, I DID not only change his diet because of variety but because I worried after reading a lot of peoples complaints about the prescription food I was feeding him. After talking to the specialist he told me that brand of holistic food was great for cats with Crystals in bladder. I thought I was doing the right thing.
I wish I could just take him to the vet but his vet was closed for 2 days, thats why I looked for help here.

Nothing came our of my "imagination" it was done by a professional.
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How's the cat now? Okay I hope. Find out where the closest 24 hour vet clinic is in your area, just in case an emergency ever comes up.
Depending how busy they are they may be helpful over the phone too.
And of course come here with your questions, we'll try to help.  Smiley Happy

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Carol: hope everything is okay with your baby! Let us know how it's going? 




“The oceans are the planet's last great living wilderness, man's only remaining frontier on Earth, and perhaps his last chance to prove himself a rational species.”
― John L. Culliney
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I caled 5 different clinics yesterday and nobody had appointments available, I COULD NOT BELIEVE!!!!!!


He feels much better now, hasnt vomited, but he is not pooping.


I finally was able to get an appointment for this morning and I cannot wait to find out whats wrong with him,


I will keep you guys posted!


Thanks for the support!

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