Cat vomiting??????

United States
February 10, 2007 11:21am CST
My cat vomits daily for 9 years. It isn't always a fur ball. Do you know why? Does your cat do this? Thank you.
5 people like this
12 responses
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Hello Margie, that sounds like it almost has to be diet related. It also seems as though it must not hurt him healthwise because if he has done it for nine years and is still healthy then it must not bother him! I can imagine that it does concern you though. I see where you said that the vet was no help. Have you looked online? That is where I found help for my cat's frequent urinary tract infections! Best of luck.
1 person likes this
@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
My cat use to do this all the time. Then she got a urinary tract infection :( and I had to change her food. She had been eating the moist (not wet) food. We switched her to dry food (which she refused to eat) so we ended up mixing it with Whiskas ( the stuff that comes in gravy). Since then she hardly ever gets sick anymore unless she has a hairball. I have heard people say if you put a teaspoon of vegetable oil on their food this will help to stop them from getting sick. It's worth giving it a try. Good luck.
1 person likes this
• United States
15 Feb 07
I tried the oil, he still vomits. The vet said it's normal, but I know it isn't . This is my 5th cat. I tried all different foods, and I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel so bad for him.
• United States
10 Feb 07
I once had a cat who vomited almost every day, it was right after he ate dinner. The vet told me if he throws up shortly after he eats, he's eating too fast. He told me it was nothing to worry about as long as he goes back later to eat and keeps it down. Is your cat throwing up food or clear liquid? If it's clear liquid he could be nauseous, I have one cat like that, Silver. The vet told me to give him 1/4 tablet of Pepcid AC a day and that has helped him. Maybe you should ask your vet about it. Also, Silver has always had what I call a nervous stomach, he vomits when he knows he's going out. At dinnertime I give him 1st stage baby food, turkey, chicken or ham is what he likes and he keeps it down. In the morning he gets regular soft food so he gets the proper nutrients he needs. You could try mixing the wet food with some baby food and that might be easier on his stomach. I hope you find something that helps him.
1 person likes this
• United States
15 Feb 07
Thanks for the advise. I have this with him all the time. The vet says it's okay, but it isn't. He vomits up his food every morning. He gets dehydrated too. I have tried all kinds of foods. Nothing works. I'm at a lose here.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
10 Feb 07
My small cat hardly ever does this. The large cat, a male, does this every other day at least. I have tried all kinds of different pet foods and nothing seems to work for very long. The vet says he might be allergic to the wheat byproducts in the cat food. Maybe try to feed the cat smaller portions, because for some cats they eat way to much at one time and it causes vomiting. My cats have never vomited from fur balls.
1 person likes this
• United States
10 Feb 07
It is only my male long haired cat that does this. The small tortie never does. I found out that corn is what is doing it big time. If it has rice first, he is better. The vet was no help, said he was fine. But, I don't think it is.
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
My cats go in and out at will thru the dog door. Unless they save the vomit for when they are outside, I can't say that I've seen alot of it. The odd time that I have seen "cat yack" as we call it, there has ususally been some fur. Does your cat need to be dewormed?
1 person likes this
@brimia (6584)
• United States
10 Feb 07
No. I've had my cat for 6 years and he's never thrown up, just coughed up hairballs occasionally.
1 person likes this
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
10 Feb 07
My cat seems to get sick with her food sometimes and throws it up or a hairball but not every day. I would worry if they did that. Did you contact the vet about this?
1 person likes this
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
10 Feb 07
I´ve had cats all my life and none has done this. I know it has been 9 years but have u had him checked out at a vet - he might be having digestion problems or something?
1 person likes this
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
I don't know why your cat does this but our cat that we had to have but down used to vomit daily. It was usually realated to food time but sometimes it was for no reason. The vet could not explain it. He seemed to be in good health.
@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Cats overeat and they eat too fast. Its some instinct like they are in the wild and have to gulp their food before someone else comes along and take it. Housecats cant realize that no one is going to take it away and get themselves sick. I have 4, and they all do it. Especially the males - they do it more. Then after a few minutes, head back to the bowl for more food because their stomach is empty. Go figure!
@GardenGerty (101792)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I was buying a certain national brand food and noticed two of my cats having this problem. We have, in fact had nothing but problems, skin problems,tummy problems, etc. since we quit buying the cat food available at Sam;s club. We put our cats back on it, and the skin is better, and no cat yack as one person called it. No pooping in the wrong places either. The food that my cats are getting along with is one that is lamb, chicken and rice. It is a dry catfood. When our cats were ill when I was growing up, my mom always gave them sardines. I have heard one health food specialist say that cats should only eat raw meat, but I have not seen anyone that I know try that.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Yes they use to. So what you do is if they eat dry food you must change it everyday even if there is some left. And wash the bowl put new food. What happens is when they are eating slyiva gets on the uneaten food thats what makes them sick. So give it a try.