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Cat Vomitting
ed17hunt posted:
I have a domestic female cat that is around 9 years old and it the past year she vomits a lot, especially after eating her treats which she loves and I don't know if she is getting sick because she is eating too fast or maybe she's getting older and it's too rich for her. I have 2 cats and they both get Meow Mix dry food in the morning and as a late night snack but only one vomits and it's usually only in the morning. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
Vomiting is the most common medical symptom of cats. Almost any disease can cause vomiting including kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, etc. But if a cat is acting and eating normally and vomiting their food (or treats) shortly after eating, they may just have hairballs even if they're not vomiting hair. While there's no diagnostic test for hairballs, it's simple to treat for this with hairball laxatives. If this is the problem, it will be solved in 48 hours. If they're still vomiting after that, or if they're not eating or acting normally, it's probably not hairballs and they need to see their veterinarian.

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
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ed17hunt replied to Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP's response:
Thank you so much for your response. I have tried treats with hairball control, is this enough? If not were would I get hairball laxatives?


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