Why Does My Cat Keep Throwing Up? Let me tell you, if I had a dollar for every time my cat hurled, well, I’d have a lot of dollars. As a self-appointed cat expert, I’ve seen it all. And by “all” I mean all kinds of cat vomit. It’s gross, but it’s also a common problem. So let’s talk about it.
First, it’s important to understand that cats are not humans. Shocking, I know. But what I mean is that their digestive systems are different from ours. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they need a diet high in protein. However, this can also mean that their stomachs may not handle certain types of human food. So if you’ve been sharing your pizza with your cat, that might be the culprit.
But not all vomit is created equal. If your cat is throwing up food that they just ate, it could mean they’re eating too quickly. You might want to try feeding them smaller portions more frequently or investing in a slow feeder bowl. And if your cat has a long coat, they might be ingesting hairballs, which can also lead to vomiting. Consider brushing your cat more often or using hairball prevention treats.
Now, if your cat is vomiting repeatedly and not just after a meal, that’s cause for concern. It could be a sign of an underlying health issue such as kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, or inflammatory bowel disease. In these cases, it’s important to take your cat to the vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
But sometimes cats just vomit for no apparent reason. They might be stressed, anxious, or simply have a sensitive stomach. One of my cats, Sir Pukes-A-Lot, likes to throw up whenever we rearrange the furniture. I mean, I get it. Change is hard. But in these situations, it’s important to make sure your cat is still eating, drinking, and acting normally. And if the vomiting persists, consult with your vet.
In conclusion, cat vomit is not something we enjoy discussing, but it’s a common problem that many cat owners face. From hairballs to health issues, there are many reasons why cats might vomit. As for me, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that my cats will probably never stop puking. But that doesn’t stop me from loving them and their weird habits. After all, who needs a Roomba when you have cats?