Correctly interpret and treat vomiting in cats
As a loving cat owner, you naturally always want the best for your furry darling. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for cats to vomit and feel unwell. This worries us owners a lot. In today's blog post, we explain how you can overcome this phase as quickly as possible.
Why do house cats vomit?
Vomiting in cats can have different causes. Mostly it is an inflammation of the digestive tract, parasites, foreign bodies or infections that trigger the vomiting and discomfort. However, there doesn't always have to be something bad behind the symptoms, because the nausea can also be triggered simply by eating.
If you have changed your cat's food and it makes him vomit, it could be the food. Gum inflammation can also cause vomiting. Our emmi®-pet ultrasonic toothbrush is a great way to combat this.
If it is particularly hot, cats in a heated flat can also react with vomiting. In the case of poisoning (in the case of outdoor cats), the animal usually vomits several times in a row. In this case, your immediate action is required.
What can you do if the cat vomits?
First, find out what has happened in the last few hours. Has your cat been outside, has it eaten, what is the ambient temperature? As a cat owner, you will be able to draw the right conclusions quite quickly. Normally it is always advisable to see a vet quite quickly. They will be able to find out the causes quickly and sometimes only medication can help.
In the case of poisoning, for example, the stomach is pumped out. If the vomiting happens at the weekend, when your vet is not open, it is important that you are there for your pet and that you can always observe it in the coming hours. If the symptoms worsen and your pet seems apathetic and weak, a trip to the nearest veterinary hospital is advisable. In most cases, however, the symptoms will subside on their own and your cat's condition will improve rapidly. It's a bit like humans, sometimes something just hits us in the stomach.
Behaviour as a cat owner when your pet is not feeling well
As mentioned briefly above, you should take time for your cat when it is not feeling well. On this day, you should also abstain from food completely so that the stomach can settle down completely. Give your cat a fresh bowl of water and give yourself and your pet a few quiet hours on the couch. If your cat is a little groggy, he needs a lot of sleep. If there is no serious cause, your cat's condition will improve on its own and the next day you can feed him as usual.