To begin, let’s look at a few common causes of cat vomiting:
- Hairballs from over grooming
- Ingested harmful objects
- Eating too fast
- Undigested food
- Internal parasites
- Food allergies
Tips To Prevent Cat Vomiting?
Now that we know what can potentially cause cat vomiting, let’s look at a few tips that can help to prevent it.
Brush Your Cat Regularly
When you regularly brush your cat’s coat, schedule playtime and feed her a healthy, balanced diet, it is possible to reduce the amount of hairballs she ingests.
If you feed your cat on a regular basis, she may not feel the need to gobble down her food. Regularly timed feedings of an amount of food, that’s recommended by a veterinarian, can help to create a sense of normal eating patterns. This can help to remove the idea of scarcity. Then your cat may not feel the need to eat so fast.
Cat’s receive a lot of their water from food, so if she vomits, she’ll need to rehydrate herself. Also, if your cat has an upset stomach, it is possible that she may be dehydrated. Providing fresh, clean water and keeping it readily available, can go a long way in preventing regurgitation.
A commonly used hack to prevent cat’s from eating too fast, is to feed your cat from a puzzle feeder bowl. Puzzle feeder bowls are designed to make your cat work for their food. The bowls are designed with grooves, ridges and barriers that are created with the intent of making it difficult to get large amounts of food at once. This will force your kitty to only get what she needs. Puzzle feeder bowls are also a good way to keep your cat mentally stimulated and entertained.
Consulting your veterinarian is always ideal, especially if vomiting is an ongoing problem. Your cat may have an underlying health issue, that may need to be treated with a prescription medication or a special diet.
Vomiting is a common occurrence among most cats. Cleaning up once or twice after your kitty has regurgitated isn’t too bad; However, if your cat is vomiting more frequently than what is considered normal, you may need to employ a few preventative measures. Hopefully, the above tips can help you in that regard. If not, always consult a qualified veterinarian for ways to stop your cat from vomiting. Thanks for reading “Ways To Prevent Cat Vomiting”.