Why does my cat vomit?

If your cat vomits this can have several causes. Vomiting may be caused by nausea, something wrong, or a hairball. Vomiting is common in cats and will often be harmless.

Why does my cat vomit

You can recognize nausea in a cat by:

Eat less and eating slower than normal

Ground teeth

Swallow a lot

Want to eat grass

Drooling and salivation

Acute and chronic vomiting in cats

Has your cat suddenly started vomiting, then there is acute vomiting. Is the cat (several times a day) already vomiting for 3 or 4 days then we call that chronic vomiting. Both forms of vomiting can have different causes, it is very important to pay attention to the overall condition of your cat.

When do you need to go to the vet with a vomiting cat?

If, in addition to vomiting, your cat slows down, wants to be on his own and eats less, it’s time to go to the vet for a checkup.

Always contact the vet immediately if you suspect poisoning.

Try to monetize how much your cat vomits, what color it is and whether there is blood or mucus with the vomit. It can also happen that your cat vomits bile.

Also pay attention to how often your cat vomits and at what times, does your cat vomit before or after eating? This is valuable information for the vet. Also always check the body temperature of your cat. The normal body temperature of a cat is between 38 and 39.5 degrees. Does your cat have a body temperature above 39.5 degrees, always inform the vet.

Vomiting in cats can have various causes:

An infection caused by a virus or bacteria

A worm infection

Eating something wrong (eating something what the cat does not normally eat or what is past the date, food can also be toxic to a cat)

Hypersensitivity to food or allergies

Giardia infection, often in combination with diarrhea

Problems with the thyroid, kidneys or pancreas



Objects stuck in the cat his mouth or gastrointestinal tract

Vomiting cat treatment

The treatment depends on the cause and will be further determined by the doctor.