Everything About Cat Vomiting

  • by Limei Catherine Zhang

Vomiting is very common in cats which occurs due to multiple reasons. Many owners do not take it seriously as they know it is a natural part of owning a cat. But an owner should be aware of which things trigger this process in their cats.

Things that initiate vomiting can include poisonous food, any infection, urinary tract infection, or hairball diabetes. An owner should know what things upset their cat’s stomach and should take precautionary measures according. As a result, it will improve your relationship with your cat.

Here are some common reasons for cat vomiting.

 

  1. HAIRBALLS:

Hairballs are small balls of hair formed in the stomach of a cat. These are usually elongated cylinders in shape, made up of hair and sometimes chunks of food. This is an ordinary process as cats often vomit hairballs. But there are times when you should be concerned.

Hairballs should not be painful for your cat, and your cat should not vomit hairballs multiple times within a short period. If the size of the hairball is big enough, it can form intestinal blockages. So you should be aware of your cat's routine. In case you find any inconsistencies, you can take your cat for a checkup.

 

  1. OTHER REASONS:

If your cat vomits and carries out its activities normally, then you should not be worried, but if your cat vomits frequently, you should be worried about its health.

Most of the problems can be identified by the color of the vomit. If the color of vomit is yellow and is foamy, then the cause of vomit is a hairball.

But if the vomit is yellow and thick, then the cause of vomit can be due to serious kidney problems or infection. In this case, you should go for a thorough medical checkup.

Another reason for vomit is that your cat eats its food too fast that it vomits the undigested food because eating fast makes its stomach expand at a faster rate than it initiates a process called regurgitation. To prevent this from happening, you need to feed your cat with frequent and smaller meals.

The last and most serious cause can be an internal parasite. It can cause blood vomiting. Usually, the parasite enters the cat's body through dirty or contaminated food. You should take your cat to a vet for a thorough checkup.

 

WAYS TO PREVENT CAT VOMITING:

The easiest way to prevent cat vomiting due to hairball is to clean and groom your cat’s hair regularly, keeping your cat active and feeding her a balanced meal.

To prevent the regurgitation process in cats, you need to feed your cat with smaller and frequent meals, as suggested by your vet.

When the cats vomit, they lose most of the water from their body and eventually become dehydrated, so it is recommended that you should keep fresh and clean water next to their place.

 

Cats tend to vomit frequently, but you should be aware of the reason. In case you see some symptoms regarding serious problems you should go for a check-up with your veterinary doctor.

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