The cat with tummy troubles... where to go from here with her food? UPDATE Post 10
Warning, long post...
I posted about Daisy-kitty a while back when she was at her worst, vomiting everything she ate. She's much better now but we're still not in a great place, and I'd like some food input for the tummy-troubles cat.
Daisy's a shelter kitty and came to us 18 months ago eating the Alley Cat that had been donated to animal control. No real chance to evaluate her on that since she was immediately on antibiotics for an infection after her spay, and that wreaked havoc with her digestive system.
We put her on Wellness Salmon when she came to us and she looked great but had runny poo and awful gas. Switched to Wellness Chicken and things got better, but she never did make very solid poops. I joined Costco and she started eating Kirkland Chicken because, well, the ingredients aren't far off and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than Wellness. She did about the same as on the Wellness Chicken - still not very solid poops, but she cleaned up her bowl and looked and acted like a shiny healthy young kitty. She rarely vomited (once every three months?) and cleaned up the bits and pieces of people food the kids accidentally dropped on the floor with no issues.
In October she went through three days where every time she ate anything it came back up, partially digested. She was bright and alert but not eating much and nothing stayed down - not baby food chicken, nothing. We took her in and she had a negative fecal (on monthly Revolution anyway), super bloodwork, and a barium contrast x-ray of her digestive tract showed slow movement in her small intestine but otherwise nothing alarming. The slow could be explained by not much food making it to her small intestine at that point anyway, as she'd been vomiting so much.
Vet recommended a grain-free, sensitive stomach food. We went to Blue Buffalo Grain Free Sensitive formula (I think it's turkey based? Don't have the bag in front of me.). She's only vomited a few times since then and cleans up her bowl. She's still got nearly liquid poop, though, and every time she finds a bit of people food it comes right back up.
Clearly we have a sensitive kitty now for some reason, despite the fact that she was okay on Alley Cat before we got her! What's up? Recommendations for firming up that poop? She's fine otherwise and her tummy honestly doesn't seem bother her, but if we could get her more "normal," I'd like to try.