Our cat has been puking multiple times a day since the arrival of our baby 4 weeks ago. She's been to the vet twice to rule out coincidental health issues - cat is healthy aside from the baby misery, kitty parents are at a loss for how to ease the transition, please help!
Artichoke_Enthusiast an I welcomed a baby girl
4 weeks ago and our sweet, beloved 9 year old cat Madeline (seen here
with my very pregnant belly) is not taking it well, to say the least. She's puking, sometimes multiple times a day, hiding, and not grooming. On the plus side, she's eating mostly normally and peeing and pooping. However, we are worried about the long term implications of all the puking now that we're hitting the one-month mark on this behavior, and we miss our cuddly lap cat.
Things we have tried:
-special dedicated human (my mom) who was charged with cat attention for the first few weeks. Mom had to go home this past weekend, and it didn't seem to make much of a difference anyway
-2 visits to the vet now (including an x-ray to rule out a blockage), cat seems basically healthy
-Kitty Xanax and Kitty Prevacid. Both work OK... when we can get them down. The cat is getting really wise to our attempts to dose her and is biting, scratching, and cheeking the pills. We've followed all the YouTube videos for giving pills to cats, tried hiding them in her food, and liquifying them and squirting them down her throat. The process of giving them to her just keeps getting worse as she gets more fearful of it, and both treatments are to be delivered indefinitely if we use them. When we can't get them down, we're all extra exhausted by the effort. We're basically just exhausted by the twice daily prospect of getting pills down on top of being first time parents.
-extras of her favorite wet food to keep her hydrated (she partakes, this doesn't impact the puking)
-special easy tummy food from the vet (she likes it, doesn't seem to impact the puke volume)
-ignoring the puke beyond cleaning it up and trying to get back to normal (possibly the only long term solution?)
We're hoping you all may have other ideas for us... or at the very least reassurances that this may get better eventually.