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Cat puking

post #1 of 8
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Hi all,

My cat used to throw up maybe once a week, twice at the most. The last month or so it's been 3-4 a day. What's wrong??

He still behaves like himself, running around, always full of energy....jumping up and down, and only sleeps when no one is playing with him. Just like always, but now he pukes every few hours.

post #2 of 8
Hi..welcome to the forum. Please take your cat to the vet. Puking that often may mean he has a health issue. I took my cat to the vet recently because she was puking and as it turned out...I was feeding her the wrong type of food because she has a sensitive stomache. However, in order to get to that diagnosis..the vet had to rule out some other possibilities. The sooner you take your cat to the vet, the better it will be for both of you.

post #3 of 8
You should take the kitty to the vet. Vomiting that much is always cause for concern. Especially because it can dehydrate the kitty quickly and dehydration in cats is serious.
post #4 of 8
Agreed with the others, here. Please take your cat to a vet ASAP. That much vomiting could be serious quickly. It could be many things. When one of my cats greatly increased the frequency of vomiting last month, it turned out to be worms. Both stomach worms and intestinal worms. And he wasn't vomiting as much as you say, either.

Hissy, what did you say was the way to check if a cat was getting dehydrated? Perhaps mshita should know that. With the holiday weekend, it might be difficult to get a cat to a vet before Tuesday in some localities.
post #5 of 8
Two ways to check for dehydration:

Pinch test: Lightly pinch the scruff of the cat's neck. Release...the skin should fold down to normal in seconds. If any portion of the skin remains tented- the cat is in need of sub cu fluids. The higher the peak that stays tented, the more urgent the need to get the cat to a vet.

Gum test:Wash your hands. If the cat will let you, gently pry up her lip. Take your finger and gently press on the gum. Release...the gum should turn color for just a second, but pink up as soon as you release your finger. If the gum stays pale, the cat needs fluids.
post #6 of 8
Check for dehydration by gently pulling the skin up on the back of the cat's neck. If the cat is well hydrated, the skin will snap back into position in a second or two. If the cat is dehydrated, there will be a 'tent' in the skin that takes longer to go back into place.
post #7 of 8
LOL, I must've been typing away while you answered MA. the good thing is, we agree.
post #8 of 8
You betcha!
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