What to Do When Your Cat is Vomiting
While our cats can bring us joy we also have some responsibilities to them. It’s our responsibility to love them and make sure they stay as healthy and happy as possible. I know I hate dealing with stuff like the cat litter and if my cat vomits or any of that fun stuff but it comes with the territory of being a responsible cat owner.
Cats are habitual groomers and it is not uncommon to see them constantly licking their fur. This fur often sticks to their tongue and is ingested by them. As a result, the cat’s system will react to the hair in two ways, and that is to either digest the hair, or let it pass through their system naturally or they will vomit it up. Here are some things that you can do when your cat is vomiting.
- Spread out the Servings- Spread out the amount of food servings during the day. Rather than filling up your cat’s feed bowl in the morning, put smaller amounts of food in the bowl. This will help to eliminate their habit of gulping the food down.
- Use an Ice Cube Tray- Rather than add food to their food bowl; use an ice cube tray instead. Serving food this way will ensure that they have to take a break in between the feeding to go to the next section.
- Give Fresh Food- Sometimes a cat will vomit persistently until they vomit up a liquid looking substance. This can be caused by a hairball, foreign object, or even spoiled food. Make sure to check the date of your food to ensure that it is fresh. Food that has spoiled can upset the cat’s stomach.
When to Seek a Veterinarians Help
If your cat is vomiting up feces, take them to the vet immediately. feces in the vomit can be a sign of a bowel obstruction, peritonitis, or even an indication of blunt force trauma to the abdominal wall.
Blood in the vomit can be an indication of a foreign body anywhere in mouth to the small upper bowel.
Periodic Vomiting over the course of several days can be an indication of kidney disease, worms, diabetes, and a host of other ailments.
Taking your cat to the vet at regular intervals will help to keep your cat healthy and happy. The veteranian will check out the cats overall health and weight and advise you if any changes to their diet needs to be made.