It really is no fun cleaning up after your kitty when she throws up. It’s even less fun worrying if there is something physically wrong with them when they do it so frequently. Well, if your kitty is vomiting regularly, you can be sure that this is not normal behavior. So let’s see if there’s something we can do about it.

When your cat regurgitates his/her food 30 minutes after eating, it is usually do to the fact that they have eaten to fast. This is usually characteristic of kittens, but can also occur with adult cats as well. If your cat eats too fast, then throws her food up; here is a quick and easy solution. Just put the food on a shallow plate so that your cat doesn’t plunge her whole face into her meal. Spread a thin layer of food across the plate so that she takes her time eating it. See the illustration below.

You’re basically rationing her food…If she sees less, then the more she’ll want to take her time eating it. Hence, no throwing up. (Amazon)

If you’re looking for a shallow plate design to use, click the following link (Amazon).

More reasons why your cat is throwing up

• The kibble is to big to chew properly

• Your cat has a stomach infection—namely from a virus or bacteria

• Gastric Ulcers that leak gastric juice

• Thyroid glands that are hyper active

• Poisoning

• Esophagus ulcers

• Food Allergies

• Stress

• Infected kidneys

• Heat Stroke

• Liver Issues

• Pancreas issues

• Internal parasites

• Hair balls

You should also make sure that when your cat vomits, that there isn’t anything else in the regurgitated food that would indicate a health problem—like blood or gastric juices. Also keep an eye on your cat. Check for symptoms that might indicate a condition that needs medical attention. Here’s what you should look for:

• Dehydration

• Urinating more than usual

• Pains in the stomach

• Bloated belly

• Inactivity

• Seizures

• High temperature

If any of these symptoms occur, then it is reasonable to assume that your cat is suffering from a serious condition and should be taken to a professional veterinarian as soon as possible.

If your cat swallowed something, like a rubber band, it’s possible that it has become a stomach obstruction….Or maybe your cat has ingested a poisonous toxin. Which is a case where your cat should also see a veterinarian.


It is also possible that your cat could be too stressed. Place their eating bowl in a secluded, low traffic area, where there are no other pets or people around. This way your cat can eat in peace without the fear of other cats eating her food. Also, If the dry kibble is too big for your kitty to digest properly, try wet food.
Quick changes in diet can also be the cause of vomiting. If you feel it is necessary to change your cats diet, then make sure that you do it slowly over a period of time. Even if you feed your cat a new treat, that counts as a diet change. If your cat throws up after eating the new treat, stop feeding it to her.


Lastly, try giving your cat a few small meals, instead of feeding her two big meals. Make sure that when you feed her, it is at the same time everyday.

I hope these tips will help you give your cat a better eating experience, just observe,—then with these tips in mind—treat your kitty according to what you see. Thanks for reading.