Originally Posted by Gary Null
Natural Pet Care: Chapter 7 - Common Dog and Cat Concerns
Vomiting is one way the body cleanses itself. Through vomiting the body gets rid of toxins and creates time to rest and heal. Overeating, and the absence of fasting, are two culprits that weaken an animal's stomach and intestines. Then when your animal meets a trigger, such as grass or food on the street, or even stress, its digestive system will react violently, usually in the form of vomiting.
Sometimes vomiting can be indicative of serious problems, so it is important to monitor your animal carefully. Watch out for persistent vomiting, blood in the vomit, and the presence of fever or pain. If any of these symptoms occur, take your pet to an animal hospital or holistic veterinarian as soon as possible, as your animal will require blood tests and quite possibly x-rays. In extreme cases, exploratory surgery may be indicated.
If serious problems are not involved, you may be able to treat vomiting with a simple herbal cleanse. Do not feed your animal any solid foods for a few days. Instead, give it water and broth for up to three days (see Chapter 6, on detoxifying). On day two of the fast, give your pet a dose of Gentle Dragon.
Once the fast has ended, you will want to restructure your animal's diet. Start by adding more fiber to the diet. Fruit, vegetables, rice, and oatmeal are examples of foods high in fiber. You will also want to add green foods, such as grated salads, to your pet's diet. Greens are rich in cleansing chlorophyll. Introducing regular fasting is another component in restructuring your animal's diet, so incorporate that into your plan as well. The long-term goal is to build up the digestive system while sustaining it, and proper diet, inclusive of appropriate food volumes and frequency of feedings, will ensure that this occurs.
My last cat had a similar problem and it turned out to be cancer but this one has no palpable tumors. Has anyone else had a similar health problem with their cat?