Lil\' Billy Threw Up this morning!

Leila SakuraLeila Sakura Emo LaneMember Posts: 17
edited 18 December, 2006 in Food & Nutrition
Lil' Billy Threw Up this morning! This is the third time since we had him.Do you guys know why? One other thing we tried giviing Friskies. Used to be on Science diet. He can't seem to have enough of it. Any explanations?

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  • Beastie_and_the_BoysBeastie_and_the_Boys Marquette, MI / ChicagoMember Posts: 17,806 ✭✭✭
    edited 18 December, 2006
    It could be a lot of things, but if you've changed his diet that's one possibility. Abrubt changes can cause upset tummy and diarrhea. If you want to change his diet permanently, you should do it gradually by mixing the new food with the old and gradually reduce the amount of the old until he's all on the new food. But that isn't necessarily the cause. Have you seen the vet recently?
  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 18 December, 2006
    We need more info from you. Was it food that he threw up or just liquid? Were the pieces undigested, and unchewed (like he ate too quickly), or was it chewed food? How long have you been on the new food? Did you gradually change the food? Are you acting normally in every other way? How far apart have the 3 episodes been, (3 days in a row or once a week, etc.)? A vet check mey be necessary, based on the answers to some of these questions, but it could also mean he's eating too quickly. If you think that is the case, spread the food on a plate or a cookie sheet. This will force him to pick up one piece of food at a time, rather than mouthfuls. If the vomiting has been multiple days in a row, I would see a vet about the possibility of some other problem.
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