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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1050 on: April 07, 2021, 10:08:20 AM »
Does anyone have a home remedy for a cat that's a puker? One of our two foster fails occasionally vomits right after eating wet food. These cats are grazers; we keep food in their bowls. So it's not like the cat is ravenous and eats too much too quickly. He will go back and eat again a little while after vomiting, but not vomit a second time. And what he pukes up looks like it is all food; no clumps of hair, half-chewed insects, or other foreign objects.

Oh, we have one like this.  It seems to happen if he gets a bit overexcited after eating - no playing with the boy when he's just been at the food bowl.  Other than that, no suggestions, just commiseration. And make sure you're buying cat food that won't permanently stain the carpet.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1051 on: April 07, 2021, 10:23:15 AM »
+1 to checking with a vet.

Bowel obstructions can cause this and can be dangerous.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1052 on: April 07, 2021, 12:20:24 PM »
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That was the behavior that preceded Orestes needing bowel obstruction surgery TWICE last year.  The first time he swallowed 19 hair elastics, the 2nd was the feather plug off a cat dancer toy.

It's a good thing he's cute....
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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1053 on: April 07, 2021, 01:52:05 PM »

Does anyone have a home remedy for a cat that's a puker? One of our two foster fails occasionally vomits right after eating wet food. These cats are grazers; we keep food in their bowls. So it's not like the cat is ravenous and eats too much too quickly. He will go back and eat again a little while after vomiting, but not vomit a second time. And what he pukes up looks like it is all food; no clumps of hair, half-chewed insects, or other foreign objects.

Has he always done that, or is it a new problem? If it's new, epw, mamselle, and FishProf are right; definitely see a vet.


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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1054 on: April 07, 2021, 03:45:17 PM »

Does anyone have a home remedy for a cat that's a puker? One of our two foster fails occasionally vomits right after eating wet food. These cats are grazers; we keep food in their bowls. So it's not like the cat is ravenous and eats too much too quickly. He will go back and eat again a little while after vomiting, but not vomit a second time. And what he pukes up looks like it is all food; no clumps of hair, half-chewed insects, or other foreign objects.

Has he always done that, or is it a new problem? If it's new, epw, mamselle, and FishProf are right; definitely see a vet.

That's a good point. Is the behavior new? Sounds like it might be.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1055 on: April 07, 2021, 04:57:43 PM »

Does anyone have a home remedy for a cat that's a puker? One of our two foster fails occasionally vomits right after eating wet food. These cats are grazers; we keep food in their bowls. So it's not like the cat is ravenous and eats too much too quickly. He will go back and eat again a little while after vomiting, but not vomit a second time. And what he pukes up looks like it is all food; no clumps of hair, half-chewed insects, or other foreign objects.

Has he always done that, or is it a new problem? If it's new, epw, mamselle, and FishProf are right; definitely see a vet.

That's a good point. Is the behavior new? Sounds like it might be.

It's not strictly new. This is a cat that is barely a year old. He's vomited food on prior occasions. Maybe on average once a month for the last six months. Only once has the vomit contained a foreign object in addition to food he had eaten a few minutes before -- a piece of a cotton drawstring that he had chewed off and swallowed at some earlier point in time. Since then no elastics, scrunchies, pieces of cardboard, or small plastic items have gone missing that I'm aware of. His appetite and digestive habits are otherwise normal.
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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1056 on: April 07, 2021, 05:25:00 PM »

Does anyone have a home remedy for a cat that's a puker? One of our two foster fails occasionally vomits right after eating wet food. These cats are grazers; we keep food in their bowls. So it's not like the cat is ravenous and eats too much too quickly. He will go back and eat again a little while after vomiting, but not vomit a second time. And what he pukes up looks like it is all food; no clumps of hair, half-chewed insects, or other foreign objects.

Has he always done that, or is it a new problem? If it's new, epw, mamselle, and FishProf are right; definitely see a vet.

That's a good point. Is the behavior new? Sounds like it might be.

It's not strictly new. This is a cat that is barely a year old. He's vomited food on prior occasions. Maybe on average once a month for the last six months. Only once has the vomit contained a foreign object in addition to food he had eaten a few minutes before -- a piece of a cotton drawstring that he had chewed off and swallowed at some earlier point in time. Since then no elastics, scrunchies, pieces of cardboard, or small plastic items have gone missing that I'm aware of. His appetite and digestive habits are otherwise normal.

Ah, so a baby kitty. Maybe he has a food intolerance or sensitive tummy? Do you give them any kind of hairball remedy or cat grass? I'm not a vet, just throwing out ideas based on my experience with cats. I would still suggest getting a vet's opinion.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1057 on: April 07, 2021, 05:25:27 PM »
But bowel obstructions can also be tumors, and even very young cats can get them.

The vet misdiagnosed my kitty because she thought her kidneys were just getting indurated, and it turned out, by the time she figured it out, that the tumor was to big to take out.

So, while it can also be missing compasses, bottle caps and golf balls (making light here, obviously those are all too big) it could also be an operable mass if seen to soon.

Hope it's not, but better to know.

In any cases, happy scritches to your furry one.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1058 on: April 07, 2021, 06:52:56 PM »
It's terrible writing, used to obfuscate the fact that the authors actually have nothing to say.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1059 on: April 10, 2021, 05:34:09 PM »
The OMY cats are trying to help me with my work, but are not very adept at computers yet.
During a Friday Zoom meeting, Ricochet jumped on the table, bolted across my computer keyboard, and advanced the slide deck about 3 slides. Confusion ensued temporarily.
Today, Ninja jumped on the table and sat down on my computer keyboard before I could grab her while I was grading. When I moved her off the keyboard, I had a message that asked me if I wanted to permanently delete a file (which was the rubric I was using to grade). NO, I do not!
We are enrolling them in Computers 035: Appropriate Feline Keyboarding. Neither cat appears very motivated to read the syllabus.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1060 on: April 10, 2021, 06:48:00 PM »
The OMY cats are trying to help me with my work, but are not very adept at computers yet.
During a Friday Zoom meeting, Ricochet jumped on the table, bolted across my computer keyboard, and advanced the slide deck about 3 slides. Confusion ensued temporarily.
Today, Ninja jumped on the table and sat down on my computer keyboard before I could grab her while I was grading. When I moved her off the keyboard, I had a message that asked me if I wanted to permanently delete a file (which was the rubric I was using to grade). NO, I do not!
We are enrolling them in Computers 035: Appropriate Feline Keyboarding. Neither cat appears very motivated to read the syllabus.

You are mistaken-- they are actually enrolled in Human Psychology 300: Reactions to Feline Technology Interruptions. So far, their data collection is going well, but they will need more for their final reports so watch out.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1061 on: April 12, 2021, 07:18:50 AM »
Heard some caterwauling coming from somewhere in the neighborhood last night.  This morning the cats I saw on my walk seemed to be quite calm.
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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1062 on: April 12, 2021, 11:12:17 AM »
The OMY cats are trying to help me with my work, but are not very adept at computers yet.
During a Friday Zoom meeting, Ricochet jumped on the table, bolted across my computer keyboard, and advanced the slide deck about 3 slides. Confusion ensued temporarily.
Today, Ninja jumped on the table and sat down on my computer keyboard before I could grab her while I was grading. When I moved her off the keyboard, I had a message that asked me if I wanted to permanently delete a file (which was the rubric I was using to grade). NO, I do not!
We are enrolling them in Computers 035: Appropriate Feline Keyboarding. Neither cat appears very motivated to read the syllabus.

I think they are registered for a version taught by cats.  Lessons include how to best interrupt meetings, debating whether it's more adorable to sniff the camera or smack your human in the face with your tail, and effective keyboard stomping.  Bonus tutoring in which objects to knock onto the floor

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1063 on: April 13, 2021, 07:09:03 AM »
Saw a cat this morning that was dark with one white back leg.  It looked like it was wearing a little cast.
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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #1064 on: April 13, 2021, 01:17:00 PM »
The OMY cats are trying to help me with my work, but are not very adept at computers yet.
During a Friday Zoom meeting, Ricochet jumped on the table, bolted across my computer keyboard, and advanced the slide deck about 3 slides. Confusion ensued temporarily.
Today, Ninja jumped on the table and sat down on my computer keyboard before I could grab her while I was grading. When I moved her off the keyboard, I had a message that asked me if I wanted to permanently delete a file (which was the rubric I was using to grade). NO, I do not!
We are enrolling them in Computers 035: Appropriate Feline Keyboarding. Neither cat appears very motivated to read the syllabus.

Is this offered online?  Because Catso could stand to take it as well.  I will read the syllabus out loud to him if you think that might be helpful.
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