what does it mean when a cat vomites alot

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  • Roopa RajaramadossRoopa Rajaramadoss manchesterMember Posts: 205
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    Hi, You havent mentioned if you noticed the content or color of your cat's vomitus. If it contains hairball then there is not much to worry, but if it contains undigested food/ water/ mucus, then your cat is sick, may be ingested some kinda household posion/ ate a foreign object. These are just some of the reasons why they throw up. In this case you need to take your cat to the vet. Cats get dehydrated very quickly and may need fluids. If you have a thermometer, do check your cat's temperature. A rectal evaluation is more accurate. Your cat's normal rectal temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. But in any CASE a trip to the Vet is required to ensure there is no underlying medical issue.
  • Lisa DaversLisa Davers SacramentoMember Posts: 3,642
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    Britney's pretty young and an indoor cat which limits what it could be. Cats can vomit because of poison, illness, stress or furballs so its difficlut to say what the exact cause is here. Any frequent vomiting means something is wrong that should be checked out by the vet. Poison is the most dangerous so check around to see if she's eaten any house plants or anything and if she has take a sample to the vets as that'll help them treat her.
  • Lily TalaveraLily Talavera West CovinaMember Posts: 553
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    There are several reasons for vomitting, including poison. If your cat persistently vomits right after eating she could have an esophagal problem. If your cat vomits daily and the food is mush, or mostly digested then she could have Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This means her body cannot breakdown proteins and she need hypoallergenic food and perhaps medication for the rest of her life. Sometime vomiting can be a sign of an obstruction, such as a ball of hair ties that is partially blocking her digestive tract. As you can see, there is no clear answer and she must be seen by her vet. They might run blood panels, take x-rays and if nothing is found and no improvement is seen then you might have to do exploratory surgery or have an endoscope done.
  • Amanda SundbergAmanda Sundberg TulsaMember Posts: 257
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    It may seem like a stretch but alot of frequently vomiting kitties are really constipated. I deal with it myself in my own kitty and see alot of cases of it at work.
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