Does your cat vomit often? These may be the causes

Although you should always consult with a vet to assess why your cat vomits often, from Affinity Petcare (@AffinityPetcare) tell us that there are some fairly common causes that can help you understand the problem.

Gastritis or hairballs, the most common

Vomiting in cats is frequent, but you should not let it go, especially if it is not something isolated. In fact, it does not always indicate that there is a disease, but sometimes it is something specific, such as the presence of hair balls that the animal has swallowed or because has eaten too much.

To avoid this, it is important that you take care in their diet, both in the feed and if you give them some of the food that you eat. Cats usually always ask for food, but you cannot grant them all their whims. As for hairballs, it is inevitable that they will swallow some hair as they wash themselves, but you can help them remove the excess (and therefore swallow less) by brushing daily.

On the disease side, not all of them are problematic, but you do have to give them the treatment they need. For example, the gastritis It is an inflammation of the stomach that can cause vomiting more or less frequently, depending on its severity; there is also the pancreatitis, which is inflammation of the pancreas. In this case you will need to monitor your cat’s diet and make it low in fat to help him with his problem, which can become chronic.

It may also be that your cat vomits from the presence of parasites or by some liver disease or even by hyperthyroidism.

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Visit to the vet

In any case, It should always be a veterinarian who determines the causes of your cat vomiting too much. In order to issue a reliable clinical analysis, you can request the performance of analytical, ultrasound or x-ray, in addition to carrying out a questionnaire to determine the cat’s lifestyle and evaluating all the data together.

Treatment will vary depending on what the veterinarian deems appropriate. It can range from a change in lifestyle to medication or, in worst cases, surgery.

Don’t be alarmed ahead of time. When there is a serious illness, it is usually accompanied by other symptoms, but when there is only frequent vomiting, the most normal thing is that we are facing something that can be easily solved, but that we should not ignore.