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Most Common Causes Of Vomiting In Cats

Chronic vomiting in cats is often a challenging problem to address. A case of vomiting is usually considered to be “chronic”, when it has been going on for at least 2 weeks. The cat appears to be active and healthy most of the time except for the vomiting episodes. Even then, there is a need to have your pet examined by a veterinary clinic Bend, OR to figure out what is causing the vomiting bouts. The most common causes of vomiting in cats include:

Hairballs

Ingestion of hair during grooming can cause the formation of hairballs in the stomach which can eventually trigger the cat’s vomit reflex. Hairballs can be present in the cat’s vomit. 

Food allergies

Cats that are allergic to an ingredient in their food may suffer from chronic vomiting. They may also have concurrent skin issues and anal gland problems. 

Cats that eat too fast

Some cats gulp down their food and in the process take the inconsiderable amount of air that can cause their stomach to become distended. 

Foreign body in the stomach

A toy or any object in the cat’s stomach can trigger the vomit reflex. 

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