It is normal if your cat vomits sporadically, but if it happens more than twice a month, it can become a serious issue and therefore you should take it to the veterinarian immediately.
It may be that your cat has just eaten too fast and its stomach has not had time to digest the food, so it needs to expel it. In any case, it is important to observe the nature and frequency that your cat vomits. Vomiting can happen for several reasons:
- External causes: It can be because they eat their entire daily ration in a short time and vomit because of excess food in the stomach, or it can also happen because of an intolerance to some of the ingredients in their usual diet.
- Internal causes: vomiting from hairballs, which the cat licks often because it has fleas, a disease, or due to pain or anxiety.
Solutions according to the problem of the cat
- Solution to eating too fast: if your cat eats too fast you should ration the food by giving smaller but more frequent portions, making sure the cat is eating quietly without gobbling. A good option would be to purchase a smart food dispenser, such as Petpresso with which you have better control of your cat’s diet.
- Solution for intolerance to food product: you can put your cat on an empty stomach for 24 hours and if it continues to vomit you should take it to your veterinarian for a diagnosis and adequate treatment. If you are going to put your cat on an empty stomach for 24 hours, monitor it frequently because the absence of food for too long can cause changes in the nefarious intestinal flora. Be very cautious, it is always best to call your veterinarian first before making any changes.
- Hair ball solution: To solve this type of vomit you can brush your cat, remember that it is especially important to brush well for long hair breeds. You can also give valerian to your cat; valerian is a plant that your cat can eat to help it to purge itself.
- Stress solution: Another cause of vomiting in cats is stress. Felines are very sensitive animals to change, either a change of environment or a change in food, this can put them in a state of light or severe stress. To help your cat you can make sure you have a safe and quiet space where it can take refuge to calm itself. Regarding food, cats prefer to eat 15 to 20 small servings a day: leave your daily amount at free disposal. If you cannot help your stressed cat, you can consult a specialized veterinarian who can advise you to use pheromones or other medicines for your cat.
- Most serious pathology solution: It is always useful to take your cat’s temperature, ideally it should not exceed 39 degrees. Watch your cat carefully to detect possible neurological disorders such as dizziness, convulsions, alterations of consciousness. Increased thirst, recent jealousy in a cat or urinary disorders are important factors to diagnose the cause of vomiting.
This article is purely informative; at Petpresso.com we do not have the power to prescribe veterinary treatments or make any kind of diagnosis. We recommend you to take your pet to the veterinarian in the case of any type of condition or discomfort.