Overview of Cat Vomiting
Vomiting is a common issue for cats and can be caused by many different things. It can range from mild to severe, and can indicate anything from dietary indiscretion to more serious medical issues. If your cat has been vomiting repeatedly or if the vomit contains blood, call your veterinarian right away as this could be a sign of something much more serious.
Common Causes of Cat Vomiting
There are several potential causes of cat vomiting that owners should be aware of. Dietary indiscretion occurs when a cat eats something they shouldn’t such as spoiled food, garbage, or plants that can cause upset stomachs. Other common causes include infectious agents like parasites or viruses; stress due to changes in environment; foreign objects lodged in the esophagus or stomach; kidney disease; liver disease; pancreatitis; cancer and other disorders like hyperthyroidism. In some cases, medications like antibiotics may also trigger vomiting in cats.
Preventing Cat Vomiting
The best way to prevent your cat from vomiting is to maintain their health through good nutrition, regular veterinary check-ups and consistent monitoring for any signs of illness. Make sure you feed them only high-quality foods formulated specifically for cats with no added preservatives or fillers that might irritate their digestive systems. Regularly clean litter boxes so they don’t ingest feces while grooming themselves and keep an eye out for changes in appetite, weight loss or behavior which could all indicate underlying health problems leading up to possible vomiting episodes. Additionally it’s important not to change their diets too quickly as sudden alterations could upset their delicate digestive systems which might lead them throwing up whatever new food you give them!
When To See A Vet?
If your cat has been throwing up continuously over 24 hours (or 3 times within 12 hours), contact your vet immediately as this could signal an obstruction requiring emergency surgery – particularly if there’s presence of hairballs/foreign items in the vomit – otherwise known as gastrointestinal blockage – which will require urgent medical attention before further complications arise! Blood present in the vomit indicates even more serious conditions such as ulcers/tumors so please don’t wait until symptoms worsen before seeking help if necessary – get help right away!