Post # 1
*Warning may be kind of gross
I’m not sure if I’m just overly panicky because we lost our ferret about a month ago. My cat threw up some food earlier that didn’t even look digested. I thought maybe she ate her food too fast. A few hours later a little more food came up that had been partially digested. At that point I checked for tummy bloating and everything seemed ok. She didn’t yowl when I touched her stomach either. There has been no blood in her vomit either. She was sleeping with FI for the last few hours so I went to check on her. She was on the carpet and had apparently had a tiny bit of bile come up. Her eyes look fine and her gums and nose have not changed from her normal pink shade. She seems to be ticked off when I pick her up now, but I’m not sure if she’s just mad at being manhandled after getting sick. Not to mention I caught my other cat stalking her.
We don’t have anything out that she could have gotten into… I’ve checked all my cleaners and the cabinets to see if she had been in them. We don’t have any plants in the house for her to get into and she does not touch the dog food. The way she hacked it up was almost like my long haired cat when he has a hairball. Only she had no hair… Just food. She’s never had a hairball either, but she’s shedding like CRAZY so I don’t know if she has some sort of blockage?
Since she seems normal other than getting sick I don’t know if I should wait and see if she’s still ok in the next few hours. She’s not overly lethargic or anything either.
Post # 3
I’ve also replaced the food in the dish with new food since she got sick. I know cats can throw up if the food is bad, but we change it daily so it should not have been spoiled. It’s dry food and we haven’t changed the type recently.
She hasn’t eaten anything since getting sick the first time so I won’t know if that’s the problem for a bit yet.
Post # 4
*** I am not a vet, and don’t take this as professional advice.
I wouldn’t worry too much. I grew up with two cats who lived to 15 and 17. They threw up once in awhile, they got over it, and all was okay. If the cat doesn’t eat for another 24 hours, is not drinking, or continues vomiting past that 24 hour mark, I would see a vet.
If you are worried, a call to your vet when they open is free!
Post # 5
Thanks! I think I’m just paranoid because of our ferret dying recently. I have to be on the road for a few hours today too so I don’t think that’s helping… I’ll just keep watching her and try not to freak out unless a major change happens.
Post # 6
From experience, two of the cats I have had ate their food so fast they would often throw it up. They would eat, then go run around and it would come back up. I don’t think you have too much to worry about 🙂
Post # 7
I had something similar, but turns out Gustave (RIP) reacted to cat grass… silly things i say.
Post # 8
1 episode of vomiting is ok to watch at home as long as she has her normal energy level, and is begins eating and drinking within the next 12-24 hours. If she becomes lethargic, keeps vomiting, has diarrhea or stops eating/drinking I would get her checked out.