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Vomiting every time she eats.

Species: Cat
Breed: house cat
Age: 2-5 years
My cat is throwing up every time she eats, what is the problem?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Hi Kim. Sorry to hear that you are having this problem!

There are many things that can cause a cat to vomit. Some amount of vomiting can be normal but if it is happening every time she eats then this has me concerned. The most common reason for a young cat to vomit after eating is a foreign object in her stomach. Some of these can be moved along with medication prescribed by your vet but often these cats need surgery.

If your cat is also feeling lethargic or not eating much then causes could include an infection from a fight wound, ingestion of a toxin such as certain plants, or several other things. -f a cat has been inappetant for more than 24 hours I always recommend a vet visit.

If your cat is still really bright another problem could be inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Many cats with IBD will only have vomiting as a symptom. IBD is treated with steroids prescribed by the vet.

If you have more questions, let me know. I am just heading in to church so it may be a couple of hours before I can reply. I hope everything is ok!!!

Dr. Marie


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Dr. MarieDr. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Dr. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. She has been a vet since 1999.

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