One of our customers emailed us to report that some of her cats (she has 24) began vomiting after they were given NaturVet’s Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics and/or OptaGest. One of the cats had blood in their vomit. We replied that this is not normal and to stop administering the supplements and take the cats to their veterinarian. A week later, we received an email from her saying all the cats were fine, that after a few days, most of them vomited up a rather large hairball. Her vet commented that the digestive enzymes were “cleansing” the stomach and that sometimes a blood vessel can be broken in the process, thus the blood in the vomit. Our customer reports that the cats are now taking the enzymes regularly and “feel good.”
Holistic Pet Info sells quite a lot of both supplements and this is the first time we have received a report of cats vomiting after taking these supplements. As with any medicine, it is important to watch for any changes in your pet’s health and/or behavior after taking a new supplement.