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June 9th, 2011, 11:46 AM
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I do a routine of giving my cat filling up his bowls with food and water in the morning then around dinner time .

Also, during the middle of the days if I fill up his bowl due to it being empty our cat will seem that he is hungry and go eat his food then end up throwing up ?

So why would our cat throw up after eating ?
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June 10th, 2011, 12:47 PM
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They can eat too much, it can get stuck in their throat, could have a stomach issue, not enough water, could be a whole slew of issues. Honestly, it sounds like you're overfeeding him. Cats don't typically eat a whole lot, feeding a cat 3 times a day and having the bowl be totally empty sounds like quite a bit. Do you know how many cups the bowl holds so that you know exactly how much you're feeding?

Also, some cats just throw up after eating sometimes and there's no reason. Also do you keep the litter box clean? Some cats will throw up if they do not go to the bathroom frequently.

If it is happening frequently, for a logn period of time, or after every meal then he/she needs to see a vet.
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June 10th, 2011, 03:41 PM
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I was going to say that sounds like way too much food to me too. I fill up my cats bowl and it lasts him at least 2 days. I think the bag says 1/4 cup a day?
What are you feeding? If its low quality that may be why he is eating so much, he's not getting enough nutrients.
If it continues I'd ask a vet.
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June 10th, 2011, 04:56 PM
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I agree. Sounds like too much food. I have two kittens and I usually only need to fill up their food bowl once a day with them eating out of the same bowl. The water dish gets filled more often since it's we've had some pretty high temps lately.

Have you talked to your vet?
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June 14th, 2011, 03:11 PM
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When I asked the vet he said it could be just him trying to release a hairball. So how big is your guys food dish ?

Our cat food /water dish is just a small square one . I grab out of the food bag of 2 hands full of the food.

The purina one beyond says 2/3 c of food so maybe I am giving him too much since the 2 filling of the food dish would = 1 cup of food per day I'm giving him but if he eats his food all gone and hangs around where his food is meowing at me to feed him ?

I have to put his food in a closet as in not those lower cupboards or our cat will open them up to get to his food so if the cat should only get certain amount so why does it seem that are cat eagerly wants to eat and if the food is nearby so he can get to it makes him determined enough to open cupboards even when there is no longer food in that cupboard anymore .
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June 14th, 2011, 04:27 PM
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When I asked the vet he said it could be just him trying to release a hairball. So how big is your guys food dish ?

Our cat food /water dish is just a small square one . I grab out of the food bag of 2 hands full of the food.

The purina one beyond says 2/3 c of food so maybe I am giving him too much since the 2 filling of the food dish would = 1 cup of food per day I'm giving him but if he eats his food all gone and hangs around where his food is meowing at me to feed him ?

I have to put his food in a closet as in not those lower cupboards or our cat will open them up to get to his food so if the cat should only get certain amount so why does it seem that are cat eagerly wants to eat and if the food is nearby so he can get to it makes him determined enough to open cupboards even when there is no longer food in that cupboard anymore .
I have a 4 pound feeder for 2 cats, that lasts me 3 weeks. I don't do meals they eat when they want. But yeah if you're feeding 1 cup a day that's WAY too much. If he hangs around ignore him. He's learned if he does it he gets more. Go by his weight and if he's throwing up or not on if you feed more or less not what he wants.

Honestly, the question is the same for humans. Why do people continue to eat when they're full or when they're overweight? Things don't change too much among species.
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January 9th, 2013, 08:26 PM
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That does seem like a lot - I have two chunky cats and we don't even go through three in a day. Also, some cats will eat everything in the bowl just because they don't know when to stop. That's why our younger cat can't have wet food. He'll eat all of it, no matter how much, and then go throw it up. Moderating his food intake could be a helpful first step to figuring out if there is an actual problem, and if not then it's an easy fix Good luck!
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