Cat Vomiting: Don’t Let Your Vet Tell You This is Normal Behavior
One of the most common feline health issues is a tendency to vomit. Many kitties throw up on a more-or-less routine basis. It happens so frequently that their humans and even sometimes veterinarians assume chronic vomiting is completely normal for cats.
Typical excuses vets and cat parents offer for regular vomiting include: “He eats too fast,” “She has a sensitive stomach,” or “Maybe it’s just hairballs.”
Unless you’re a vulture, vomiting a lot is not normal. It’s important to remember that big cats in the wild don’t routinely vomit, and neither should your cat. Common causes of vomiting in cats include a poor diet, food intolerances, eating too fast and too much time in between meals.
Other causes include enzyme deficiencies, gastrointestinal (GI) problems that manifest hairballs, toxin ingestion, and underlying medical conditions like kidney disease and GI cancer.