In fact, almost any cat illness can cause vomiting. In general, the causes of vomiting can be classified into one of these categories: toxins, drugs, diet (including eating inappropriate things), gastrointestinal (stomach), bowel, organ dysfunction, endocrine, neurological (typically brain-related), infectious and cancer.
Vomiting is fairly common in kittens. Some of the causes are fairly harmless; some are more serious.
Give your cat a few tablespoons of water or ice cubes every 30 minutes during this short fast. After 12 hours, start feeding your cat small amounts of bland food and gradually return to normal feeding once the vomiting has stopped.
“If a cat vomits frequently or shows other signs of illness such as lethargy, inappetence (loss of appetite), drooling, hiding, diarrhea or constipation, then the cat needs to be seen by a veterinarian said Teller.
This can be due to a number of causes – moving stress, dietary changes, worms (more common in young kittens than you might think) and also teething – all in themselves minor and easily resolved, but if theirs movements become very lax or she begins to vomit profusely or stops eating and is listless…
If your cat gets sick once or twice but otherwise appears healthy, take her food away for a few hours and then feed small amounts of a highly digestible food such as chicken or a prescription diet recommended by your vet. Allow them constant access to a small amount of water. After 24 hours, return to your usual routine.
If your cat is vomiting frequently, make an appointment with your veterinarian to find the underlying cause. Your cat may vomit their food, cough, or react to something they’ve eaten.
Yellow, orange or brown. May occur due to partially digested food and bile in the stomach. Red or pink. May indicate the presence of blood. Or may be due to ingested foreign material or dyes used in the cat’s food and treats.
If your cat vomits food but behaves normally afterwards, there is usually nothing to worry about. In most cases, cats vomit because of hairballs. Other common reasons are eating too fast, overeating or an unbalanced diet.
White rice in her regular cat food. Canned pumpkin or pumpkin treats for fiber (Nummy Tum-Tum is a great pumpkin-based treat for cats) Mild food (Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care Cat Food) Probiotics labeled for cats (Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Fortiflora Probiotic)
You can usually tell by looking at what your cat has produced. If it’s firm, tubular, and covered in mucus, your pal probably belched. Cat vomit is liquid and breaks down food more. Your cat probably had a harder time ejecting (you’ll notice the gagging and gagging) if it was vomit.