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My Cats Throw Up in the Weirdest Places; Should I Worry?

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

- 701 days ago -
It's like my cats are artists, and their medium is vomiting.

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Past Member (0)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:48 am
After ruling out a medical reason ~ just accept that you are a cat owner and puking is a cat's duty. They only earn credits, however, if they puke in the most inappropriate places they can think of. Bonus points if you sit/sleep/step in it.
Note on allergies: True food allergies are relatively rare, and usually related to meat products, most frequently beef. Grain allergies are even rarer. There is absolutely no truth to the rumour that grains aren't digestable by cats and dogs. Processed grains (flour, gluten, starches) are not only highly digestible, but also highly nutritious.

Natasha Salgado (660)
Monday November 4, 2013, 7:04 am
It's just daily/weekly routine in a cats life...I go through this almost everyday, They seem to really love freshly polished floors 4 their act...and a nice lil rug seems to also be a favorite! Thx Cher

SuSanne P. (190)
Monday November 4, 2013, 7:18 am
Thank you Cher and Nyack. I'm pretty lucky with my 3 boys as only one does gifts me a big present and always after he has gorged down his meal so quickly and I have cleaned the carpet. Oh I miss my hardwood floors!

Sandi C. (233)
Monday November 4, 2013, 7:31 am
My cat comes and gets me, so I can clean it up.

Amy Fisher (11)
Monday November 4, 2013, 7:43 am
My cats have barfed everywhere: On the floor, on the bed, in the hallway, on top of the entertainment cabinet, on the VCR, on top of the tall bookcase in the corner of the bedroom, in the bathtub, in my clothes closet, on my sofa, on my easy chair, behind the end table, under the coffee table, on my desk on top of some documents I left there (fortunately I was able to get replacements), you name it, they've barfed on it or in it. Cats have a habit of throwing up wherever they happened to be standing at the precise moment they need to upchuck, and that's why they barf in such strange places. How can we combat this? Give them proper food that they can digest well. Brush them daily. Even short haired cats need daily brushing to remove loose hairs because when they clean themselves they swallow hair which forms in their stomach as hairballs which they then have to puke out. And by the way, when they do that ghrr ghrr sound that means they're about to vomit, don't attempt to pick up the cat and move him/her to a more appropriate place (such as the bathtub or outside). They'll just leave a trail of vomit as you move them. And being handled just as they're puking their guts out is even less fun than, well, puking their guts out. I would also say that if you notice your cat vomiting multiple times a day or dry heave when they having nothing to vomit up, regardless of where the vomiting occurs, it's time to get the cat to the vet, as it could be serious. The cat may have consumed something poisonous. When your cat does vomit, pay close attention. One of my cats once ate a BIG bug and then threw up. She was fine afterwards. But you still don't want to take a chance when your cat may be really sick.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 4, 2013, 9:04 am
Spud must have read this article when I wasn't looking! HE.....jumped up on the railing at the top of the stairs and hurled everything he had right into the stairwell. I LOVE that cat!

Sara P. (72)
Monday November 4, 2013, 9:08 am
My Mia has two years and for now she has never vomited but happen I would see to understand the content and the color of vomit, if she does it a second time I would take her to the vet, I would not think much about because they cannot speak and if you feel bad is up to us to understand and try to help them. Thanks Cher.

GGmaSheila D. (175)
Monday November 4, 2013, 11:40 am
Agree that you have to be careful of the food you feed them, some brands can upset their little tummies more than others. And, as any cat owner can tell you, hairballs are the worst. Daily brushing is a Must. You should check with your vet just to be on the safe side. On ounce of prevention and all that.

. (0)
Monday November 4, 2013, 3:36 pm
My elen year old gives me hairballs, puke where he wants to. There is no science to this.

Jaime Alves (45)
Monday November 4, 2013, 10:03 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:17 am
I love Sandi s comment LOL

Ruth C. (263)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 8:15 am
My kitties go to the bathroom to throw up, I showed them to do that since they were little, its easier for me to clean it.
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