Not All Cat Vomiting Requires A Trip To The Vet
Consider Using Natural Remedies To Stop A Cat Throwing Up
Cat vomiting doesn't always warrant a trip to the vet. More often than not your cat is just getting rid of a hairball. If you don't notice a small wad of fur in the vomit, then you should look for other clues that might mean a trip to the vet.
If you notice a these conditions get your cat to
the vet immediately
If you suspect poisoning
Blood in the vomit
You cat is drowsy or listless
A foreign object in the vomit
Diarrhea or the belly swells
Too much dinner?
Does this sound familiar? Your cat loads
up on her favorite meal, drinks lots of water and then
charges about the room jumping down off the back of the
couch...oops out comes Grilled Tuna & Whitefish!
Most meat eating animals can expel the stomach contents when it is
disagreeable. Sometimes you'll even find a blade of grass in her
vomit. You may find this perplexing if your cat loves to eat cat
grass. Apparently it helps her upchuck when her tummy is upset.
Cat hairballs are the #1
cause of cat vomiting. Overeating or overdrinking often causes cat
vomiting can also be due to more dismal conditions than hairballs
If there are other behavior changes in your cat or kitten, like
refusing to eat, she doesn't move or play, then there may be
other conditions complicating her life. Not the least of which
may be a physical condition like worms, poisoning or even a cat
Cats that throw up infrequently, maybe once or twice a month, but
do it regularly and show no other signs of illness often suffer from
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, if your cat
throwing up occurs in conjuntion with excessive drinking and
urination she may have kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism or
even heartworm disease.
Change in diet
Swallowed a foreign object
Eating a plant that irritates the stomach lining
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Err on the side of caution and talk with your veterinarian about your cat's throwing up.
Your vet will run a series of test to help pinpoint the problem.
Once you have a better idea on the cause, you can review treatment
There are a
number of things that you can do to prolong the healthy
functioning of your cat's kidneys, liver and to strengthen her
immune system. Make sure that your pet always
has access to fresh, clean water. Make sure that your cat has access
to a clean litter tray, so that she does not have to hold the
urine in for unnecessarily long periods of time.
More and more, vets and cat care givers are turning to herbal
remedies that are a combination of specially selected herbs
known for their ability to cleanse and purify the
system, support immune functioning, and maintain liver health.