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Vomiting In Cats – Getting Down To The Problem

Although most cases of vomiting in cats are not something to be worried about, there are instances when they can be an important symptom of an underlying health issue that needs prompt veterinary attention. Aside from getting a complete medical history, your vet will conduct a thorough physical exam that will include getting your cat’s temperature and palpation of its abdomen. In most cases, you may be asked to change your cat’s diet or limit it to bland, fat-free food or clear fluids. You may also be asked to check or collect stool samples for a specific period of time. When the vomitus is mainly made up of undigested food, vomiting may be a consequence of overeating, food poisoning, or anxiety. If upon examination of your cat’s throat, the vet will see that the cat’s tonsils are enlarged, this may provide a clue to an obstruction along the esophagus.  If the vomitus is mainly made up of bile, it may indicate the presence of pancreatitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Your Glendale, AZ veterinarian will address the problem based on the results of the examination.

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