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The Top 6 Reasons Your Cat Vomits

Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, vomit, pets, environment, protection )

- 1946 days ago -
For many cats, frequent vomiting is simply a part of life. It doesn't have to be that way.

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Karen Avery (118)
Friday February 22, 2013, 5:31 am
One of my cats used to vomit alot - it was because she ate too quickly, sadly she died two years ago she was about 14 years old (I'd rescued her when she was about 2)

Bob P (394)
Friday February 22, 2013, 5:53 am
Thanks Cher

naomi cohen (55)
Friday February 22, 2013, 8:28 am
i have one of those. he eats like it's his last meal, and then........i brush him just about every day, but to no avail. i know he is not sick, so i just keep cleaning the messes. hairball medicine was useless. thank you, cher.

Ruth C (87)
Friday February 22, 2013, 8:36 am
Mine eat too quickly that is why they vomit.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 8:45 am
This is a great article. You should always have your kitty checked for medical problems. But cats vomit - it's the natural way they cleanse the digestive tract. Hairballs can be very interesting, especially when you're barefoot in the dark. But they too are normal. They come from natural grooming and must pass ~ from one direction or the other. It's when they don't that kitty gets in real trouble.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 9:06 am
These are all good things to know. I have 3 cats that do vomit all sorts of things but mostly it's fur and grass. The Vet said it's really nothing to worry about. It's rather common for most cats. I've tried to get them to mop up after themselves but no dice!!!! Some of these Fur balls look more like Tennis balls. Just messy business. Thanks for this article.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Friday February 22, 2013, 9:35 am
I had a Siamese who was allergic to dyes. She did fine on natural foods. Allergies not only can make them vomit, they get sore when they poopie.

pam w (139)
Friday February 22, 2013, 9:40 am
LOL to Barbara D! Nothing quite like that ''barefoot on the hair ball'' experience, is there?

Ruth L (239)
Friday February 22, 2013, 11:09 am
Useful information. Thanks for posting.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday February 22, 2013, 12:45 pm
Great article! Thanks for sharing Cher.

michelle t (41)
Friday February 22, 2013, 1:11 pm

Carolyn Nord (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 1:12 pm
O.K., we had a cat who did this quite a long time ago. As tedious as it was - and I believe JayJay got a lot of pleasure from our tedium - we placed about a tablespoon or so of her food into each of 4 dishes. Then we spaced them as far apart but within sight as we could. We placed her by bowl #1, when she gulped that down & piteously wailed that she was being systematically starved to the foot of the Rainbow Bridge, we placed her next to bowl #2. After gulping that, we called her & cajoled her to bowl #3, shortly after bowl #4.
It only took her one day to figure out this buffet configuration. Not long afterward, she became more leisurely about making her eating rounds. I could be wrong, but I think she got the message that she wasn't in an "all-or-nothing" food dilema, but that she could take her time because there seemed to be another nosh not far away. P.S. This has major flaws as a system when you have more than one hungry cat in your household.

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday February 22, 2013, 1:46 pm
Noted with thanks Cher. I can't have a cat due to allergies of mine, one daughter and grandson. I feel I am missing out a lot of the time. Love looking at them!!

Beth M (138)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:02 pm

. (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:53 pm
In my world, it's #1 and 2.

Julie F (68)
Friday February 22, 2013, 7:48 pm
Very informative! Mine is vomitting now and I found out that he might no longer need insulin.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Friday February 22, 2013, 8:47 pm
Excellent info Cher. They did not address why a cat likes to pull chunks of fur out. Lol, our cat leaves pieces of herself everywhere. I mean there is grooming and then there is ripping fur out. Crazy cat.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:23 am
noted, thanks Cher
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