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What causes cats to throw up

The following are the most common causes of vomiting in cats:

Bacterial or viral infections of the stomach or intestines

Feline coronavirus (FCoV)

Feline hepatic lipidosis

Parasitic infections

Food allergies

Liver disease

An overdose of certain medications

Ingestion of poisonous plants and other plants

Feline vomiting may also be caused by emotional upsets, such as being separated from the family, being spayed or neutered, fighting with other cats, or being frightened.

In many cases, however, feline vomiting is not caused by any of the above possibilities.

Cats that are experiencing emotional upsets (such as being scared or aggressive) may also vomit and then become aggressive, which can make the situation worse.

Feline vomiting may also be caused by the following medical conditions:

Parasitic infection (e.g., roundworm infestation, cat hookworm infestation)

Parasitic infection or intestinal blockage (e.g., intestinal obstruction)

How is feline vomiting treated?

Once a cat has vomited, it's important to get help right away.

The sooner you are able to get your cat to the veterinarian, the better the chances are that the vomiting will stop and that your cat will recover.

If your cat is vomiting after eating, it's important to know if the cat ate anything poisonous or toxic. If so, look for the following:


Raccoon scat

Dog scat

Bird droppings

Cats should not be fed these foods as they can cause the cat's stomach lining to become damaged, leading to severe vomiting, pain, and even death.

If your cat is vomiting after eating, you may want to try and determine if your cat ate anything poisonous or toxic.

If your cat has vomited and you're not sure what it has eaten, you can try and determine if the cat ate anything poisonous or toxic.

However, you may need to take your cat to the veterinarian for further care. If your cat's condition is not improving, you may need to see a veterinarian.

You may also want to ask your veterinarian or a veterinary technician to examine your cat's stomach to see if there is any damage or inflammation.

What you can do to help your cat recover:

Offer your cat a soft, bland diet (e.g., moistened canned cat food) and keep the cat indoors.

If you're able to, try to determine the cause for your cat's vomiting.

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