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Why Is My Cat Vomiting?

If your cat vomits, how will you know what's causing her symptoms? When should you call a vet? A Cat Hospital in Las Vegas is your go-to veterinary clinic for help with any and all concerns about your feline friend's health. Our Las Vegas veterinarian team has helped hundreds of cat parents know what to do in the event that their cat falls ill, including when you should bring her in for an examination. 

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Causes of Cat Vomiting

If your cat vomits routinely and/or often (e.g., once per week or more), or if her vomiting is associated with other symptoms, such as lethargy, restlessness, decreased appetite, or excessive thirst, then these could be a sign of a more significant issue. The following conditions can all present with the sign of vomiting:

  • Hairball disgorging
  • Ingestion of a toxic household item (e.g., poisonous plants, household chemicals, toxic human foods, medications, etc.)
  • Ingestion of a foreign object (e.g., cooked chicken bones, string, rubber bands, coins, and other household detritus)
  • Diabetes
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Constipation
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cancer

Our Las Vegas veterinarian team has the tools, technology, and expertise to accurately and efficiently diagnose your cat so we can initiate a customized treatment plan as soon as possible. 

When Should I See My Vet? 

If your cat vomits frequently, if her vomiting is accompanied by other symptoms, or if you suspect or directly witness your cat getting into something she shouldn't have, then you should call our Las Vegas veterinarian team right away. Based on the results of our examination (which may include X-ray imaging, blood work, physical exam, and fecal testing), we'll be able to discuss with you our recommended plan of care. Our goal is not to just relieve your cat's symptoms, but also resolve, treat, and/or manage any underlying health problems contributing to her vomiting. 

Typical interventions we use for vomiting cats include:

  • Anti-emetics and anti-nausea medications
  • Intravenous or subcutaneous fluids and other means of supplemental hydration 
  • Specific medications, either oral, intravenous, or topical, to address underlying medical conditions (such as parasites or diabetes)
  • Surgical intervention
  • Dietary and lifestyle recommendations

Contact Our Local Veterinarian Today

Are you concerned about your cat's vomiting? Please don't hesitate. Contact our Las Vegas veterinarian team today at A Cat Hospital for guidance and care. Our number is 702-454-4400. We look forward to hearing from you!