Vomiting in a cat is quite common, whichcan be caused by various reasons. It should be said that vomiting is usually called the process of regurgitation, and true vomiting. These states can be easily distinguished from each other.
Regurgitation proceeds painlessly and without specialefforts. Most often, periodic regurgitation is the norm and is a protective reaction of the cat's body, aimed at removing from the stomach poorly digested or poor-quality food and foreign objects.
Everyone knows that cats often eat grass,to cause purging vomiting or regurgitation. Thus, they release the stomach and esophagus from the lumps of wool that get there when licking, and other casually swallowed indigestible objects. Most often, vomiting of hair occurs in long-haired cats, so it is recommended that they be regularly scrubbed to remove the fallen hair.
Often, regurgitation occurs immediately after eating,when the cat ate too much or ate very quickly, badly chewing on food. Having bred, the cat can immediately begin to eat this ejaculated food. To avoid this phenomenon, you need to feed the cat more often in small portions.
But not any regurgitation is harmless. If regurgitation occurs continuously, then as soon as possible, take the animal to the veterinarian. It is possible that a cat has a disease of the esophagus or its obstruction.
True vomiting in a cat is most oftena symptom of a serious acute disease requiring treatment by a veterinarian. The process of true vomiting proceeds differently than regurgitation. Before the beginning of vomiting, the cat behaves restlessly, may make cries, it has excessive salivation. The abdominal wall, diaphragm and thorax begin to contract strongly so that the contents of the stomach come out. Unlike regurgitation, vomit with true vomiting does not immediately come out of the stomach, but after several abbreviations.
Vomiting in a cat is observed with many heavydiseases. These can be lesions of the gastrointestinal tract and various infectious diseases. Vomiting is characteristic of diseases of the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, pancreas. It occurs with the cat's plague, infectious anemia, vegetative dystonia, food poisoning. In these cases, vomiting in the cat can be accompanied by fever, loss of appetite, general malaise, diarrhea, mucous pallor, salivation.
Often the cause of vomiting is helminth infection. To prevent these phenomena, cats should be given antihelminthic drugs on a regular basis.
Vomiting in a cat can occur with intestinal obstruction caused by swallowing foreign objects. The kittens suffer most often.
Another reason why vomiting occurs iscats - poor performance of the vestibular apparatus. Such cats usually vomit when driving in transport. Therefore, when traveling by car, plane or ship, special preparations should be given to animals. Cats prone to motion sickness, it is not recommended to feed before the trip.
Vomiting of the fountain is observed when the pylorus is underdeveloped and may require a small operation. This phenomenon is common in kittens of Siamese breed.
In some cats, vomiting can occur during the bearing of kittens.
With prolonged vomiting in the cat occursdehydration of the body. Degree of dehydration is determined by pulling the fold of the skin on the withers - if the fold does not straighten for a long time, then the level of dehydration is high.
If the cat started vomiting, thenstop feeding and carefully monitor her condition. If this phenomenon occurs more than once a day, there are other unhealthy symptoms, vomit contains blood, consist of bile, are painted greenish or dark brown, then you should immediately seek veterinary care.