Perhaps you have watched your cat gulp down his chow speedily (like a dog!), then drink a lot of water(like a dog!), then he jumped up on the bed for a nap(like a cat). He wakes up and jumps off the bed -- whoops -- your cat is vomiting his dinner all over the floor. If he gives the mess a disdainful glare and sits down in front of the cat food bowl seeing for more food, you don't need to be too concerned. Your cat plainly had a load of undigested food in his belly and landed on the floor too hard which caused him to throw up his dinner. While overeating and cat hairballs are base causes of cat vomiting, here are some other reasons why your cat is vomiting and how you should react to them.
- Swallowing a foreign object, like a plant that irritates the stomach; or dental floss or string, that has tangled itself inside his intestine
- Kidney disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Feline urinary tract infection
Cats are not cows, but they do enjoy occasionally eating grass and plants. If your cat is vomiting over and over, but shows no other signs of illness, hold off feeding him for 12 to 24 hours. If he becomes lethargic and won't eat after 24 hours get him to the vet - fast. He may have ingested something poisonous, or even have another illness like pancreatitis.
Cats love to play with strings of all types: dental floss, thread, yarn, tinsel, fishing line. When they swallow the string it has a chance to tangle up inside his intestines and even cause a blockage.
If your cat is vomiting repeatedly and doesn't let up, this is a sure sign that he has swallowed something foreign. An intestinal blockage is life threatening. Get him to the vet.
If you cat is a chronic vomiter - he vomits on a quarterly basis, but maybe only once or twice a month, then he may be suffering from irritable bowel disease. If he drinks and urinates excessively in conjunction with cat vomiting, he may be diabetic, have kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, cancer, heartworm disease, or event a feline urinary tract infection.
If you are a cat owner whose cat is suffering from entangled intestines, or poisoning, or is a chronic vomiter, your cat needs allowable determination by a veterinarian. If the determination requires long-term healing treatment, talk to you vet about herbal solutions for your cat.
Vets are turning more today to herbal solutions for treating the illnesses that cause chronic cat vomiting. Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) is an exquisite tonic for the entire digestive tract including your cat's intestines, bladder and kidneys.
Urtica urens is used in contemporary herbalism to promote a salutary metabolism and supports strong thyroid and adrenal functions. Galega officinalis (Goat's Rue) helps heighten pancreatic health and mouth salutary insulin levels in cats. Arctostaphylos uva ursi helps mouth general pH levels in your cat's urinary tract.
If your cat is vomiting and you conjecture one of these illnesses, natural herbal remedies play a large part in eliminating disease and maintaining wellness. Best yet, help your cat stick to a uncomplicated pet health care program that literally gets him on the fast track to saving using simple, natural herbal solutions.Diabetic Cat Food:My Cat is Vomiting - When Hairballs Are Not the Cause of Cat Vomiting