The cat vomits: when it’s time to worry
The stomach of our pelosettis is very sensitive and it is not uncommon for frequent episodes of vomiting to occur , but rightly so, the convinced catfishes want to understand if this is a worrying symptom to require medical intervention , or a sporadic fact that is part of the feline nature . Expert veterinarians have ruled a level of alert: if the cat vomits from one to three times a month without consequences, you can rest easy.
Causes and types of vomiting in cats
The causes that cause a cat to vomit are many, but certainly the most common is the presence of foreign objects in the stomach. They can be dead hair , resulting from licking to clean, and ingesting foreign objects that can be pieces of plastic, inedible grass and more. The only way for the cat to defend itself is to put it back. As already explained, don’t worry if the feline expels food or hair sporadically, but if you vomit often, say 2 to 3 times a day for 2 consecutive days, you have to take immediate action. The feline, first of all, has the immune systemconcentrated in the belly and secondly to avoid getting dehydrated. Attention also to concatenated signs , or the refusal of food , traces of blood and abdominal pains. It is therefore advisable to take the animal to the veterinarian.
From the different types of vomit the veterinarian will be able to make a timely diagnosis , fundamental above all to save the life of our cat. The liquid vomiting , especially after eating, indicates that the cat eats too fast or drink too much, maybe too hungry or because he feels the competition with other cats. This involves the risk of indigestion . Better then to divide the jelly into more bowls so as not to see liquid vomit with pieces of food still whole. Another type of vomit is with foam caused by gastric juices or irritations, or even by hairballs. When vomiting is yellow, means that it does not follow an adequate diet or that it has been fasting for too long (yellow is bile). When brown vomit occurs , it is good to take the feline to the vet: either it is bile, or it has blood in the stomach. The age of the cat is also fundamental: if an old cat is vomiting, it can be a symptom of some diseases, such as kidney dysfunction, gastritis or broken capillaries. The best thing is to take the animal to the doctor, who will carry out the analysis case by case.