Cat Vomiting: Causes, Types, and Treatments

 Cat Vomiting: CausesTypes, and Treatments

Cat Vomiting

All cats can vomit. In fact, vomiting is usually related to eating too much or becoming overly agitated after a meal. However, vomiting in cats can be a more serious problem, especially if it is repeated. In fact, if you notice that your cat is vomiting every day for several days, you should make an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible.

What should I do and why is my cat vomiting?

If you notice that your cat is vomiting regularly and abnormally. The first thing to do is to remove anything that could be the cause of his vomiting (food, treats…) in order to relieve the digestive tract. Next, check to see if your cat has any additional symptoms related to a more serious illness such as diarrhea or fever. Finally, don’t give your cat any human medication without knowing the effects and consulting a veterinarian first. They could be hazardous to your pet’s health.

If his condition improves, you can start giving him very small amounts of food and, above all, make sure he is well hydrated. You can then, little by little, give him a normal diet if everything goes well. It is important to avoid giving him too much food after vomiting as this can make the problem worse.

What causes vomiting in cats?

Vomiting in cats can have many causes. It can be caused by a hairball that your cat has ingested, a sudden change of food, an allergy or food intolerance, or more serious causes such as stomach tumors or chronic intestinal diseases.

Are there any tips on how to prevent your feline from vomiting? How can you prevent this phenomenon from happening often?

He vomits often

Does your cat vomit repeatedly? There can be many causes. Indeed, it can be due to a bad diet or bad digestion of food due to digestive disorders such as inflammation of the stomach or intestine.

To avoid this, you need to give your pet the right cat food. Kibbles adapted to the digestive disorders common in cats will allow them to have better digestion and avoid repeated vomiting. Some breeds of cats are known to be more sensitive than others, so this is something to keep in mind before adopting. 

He vomits bile

This occurs when your cat’s stomach is empty and bile flows from the intestine into the stomach. If it’s accompanied by a yellow color, it’s probably due to gastritis. You should take your cat to the veterinarian for treatment of this problem.

If it’s a clear, frothy liquid, it’s vomiting caused by esophageal and stomach irritation. Cats can, in fact, purge and eat too much grass, causing irritation and vomiting of this type. Don’t worry, if it doesn’t happen every day, vomiting is common and normal.

He vomits his kibble

If your cat vomits his kibble, it’s probably because he ate too fast. This is called regurgitation. It’s likely that large pieces of food are coming up the esophagus. To avoid this, you can reduce the amount of food per meal by increasing the number of meals per day, giving the same amount of food in several meals.

 If you use a deep bowl for kibble, use a flat plate to force your pet to take more time to eat his meal and avoid swallowing large bites. There are also specially adapted bowls to slow down the speed of swallowing.

He vomits blood

Is your cat’s vomit pink, red or brown? This indicates the presence of blood. This is a sign of a stomach infection, ulcer, or tumor in the digestive system. If your cat ingests rat poison, it may vomit blood. This is indeed worrisome. If the vomiting is recurrent and very bloody and the animal’s condition is deteriorating, you should seek emergency veterinary attention.

Color: brown, yellow, and white foam

The colors of your cat’s vomit can help identify where the problem is coming from. Indeed, a cat vomiting yellow or green vomit is frequently associated with gastritis. If your pet continues to vomit bile after two days, this is a serious condition that should be treated immediately. Still, a veterinarian should be consulted as soon as possible, If this is the case.

The brown color indicates the presence of more or less coagulated blood. This is a worrying sign that may indicate a serious infection or even a tumor in the cat’s stomach. If this is the case, consult a veterinarian as soon as possible.

The whitish foam is a small irritation of the esophagus or stomach. There is no need to worry as long as this type of vomiting is not repeated every day: your cat has probably eaten too much grass. This phenomenon could appear following the appearance of a foreign body after ingestion.

How can I help him vomit?

First of all, you must try to understand the causes of his puking to help him more. The first step is to distinguish between puking and regurgitation. A cat that vomits will use compression of its tummy while a regurgitation will affect an unresistant rejection without compression. Following that, there are some warning signs to look out for. You should check that vomiting isn’t accompanied by other symptoms similar to fever or diarrhea. Your cat’s temperature shouldn’t exceed 39 degreesCelsius.However, it’s explosively advised to consult a veterinarian to find out the exact cause of the vomiting, If you notice these symptoms.

When to be concerned?

If despite your best efforts, your cat doesn’t feel better and the vomiting persists, you should call your veterinarian. In addition, there are several alarming factors. If your cat is vomiting blood, if you think she’s swallowed something toxic, if she has a fever, if she looks like she’s in pain, or if her gums are yellow or very pale, you should be alarmed and take her to the vet as soon as possible.

It could be a serious illness such as stomach tumors, chronic diseases, inflammation of the digestive system, or kidney failure.

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