(Closed) Would you take your cat to the vet, or assume it was an anomaly?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

at that age, I think I would take her to the vet. My cat does that pretty often though. She is 10 though, and she has done it all her life

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

The fact that she’s throwing up would bother me more than what she’s throwing up on…you have to be careful with cats and not eating, or eating and throwing up, too much time goes by without food and they get fatty liver disease, no turning back at that point.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Quietserenity:  That is NUTS…my cat isn’t urpy at all…so if she throws up, we got a problem!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Personally, I’d just keep an eye on her. If she isn’t showing any more symptoms then it’s likely that whatever was bothering her resolved itself.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Did you check the vomit for worms?  Gross, I know, but important. 

If that is clear, I don’t think you need a vet trip (as long as she doesn’t keep throwing up).

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My cats throw up all the time so I wouldn’t think anything of it depending on what was thrown up.

One of our cats gets hairballs really bad every couple months, the other throws up if he eats his dry food too fast, he’ll also throw up if he’s caught and eaten an animal that he cant digest very well (frog skin & feathers)… So if it was any of those things I wouldn’t think twice.

But if its out of the ordinary it wouldn’t hurt to call the vet.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think if it happens continuiosly for more than 1 week, the cat becomes lethargic (lacking energy), has pain of any sort, or is acting out of sorts then I would take her in. Esp. at that age, but I would give it at least a week, unless something alarming is happening or you have a bad gut feeling about something. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Depends on how much your cat hates the vet. If it doesn’t stress him out too much it would probably be worth the fee to me to have it checked out. But my cat FREAKS OUT about the vet and so I always weight the possiblity for something wrong vs. the stress of making him go to the vet. In this case, for him, I’d probably not take him and just keep a close eye on him.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmmm given her age, I don’t know.  That being said, our cat who is long haired. throws up about once per month. Its so much fun to clean up (insert sarcasm here). 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My cat doesn’t throw up often, but  she does occasionally. She threw up a lot last week  (like 5-6 x over a 3 day period) and wouldn’t eat her dry food.  We finally took her to the vet and it turned out that she had a bad infection and is on antibiotics for 10 days. I felt SO bad that we waited so long to take her, but she’s thrown up before and she was acting like herself so we figured it was normal. I wouldn’t risk it and take her immediately. I learned my lesson. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would not take my four year old cat to the vet for that, but if my cat was 14, yes I would. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

+1 on checking for worms

 

I have one cat who has NEVER thrown up – so if he did, I would rush him to the vet that day.  But my other cat goes through bouts – seems like sometimes its related to him eating too quickly, and other times when he’s shedding a lot (he’s half Maine Coon and has a LOT of fur).  Keep an eye on him over the next 24 hours – if he is eating, acting normally (not pacing or sleeping more than usual or avoiding your contact) I would say don’t worry about it – but if anything seems off its worth taking him in.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The vet told us that if a cat throws up more than once in a span of 20 hour, you should take him in. 

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