HELP!! usually healthy cat is vomiting regularly!
About a week ago, I woke up to regurgitated cat food on my floor. I noticed about 2 days ago that my cat, who is otherwise very healthy and never had any problems besides once having fleas, was coughing/hacking…like she was trying to cough up a loogie (sounds disgusting but it’s what it sounds like).
It’s the sound you would make if you were like being choked or something. Then, tonight I heard this yowling sound which I first thought was my son but since it wasn’t a word, I came out and saw my cat like dry heaving…so I picked her up and put her on the wood floor and she threw up clear liquidy frothy stuff. Kind of like bile, but clear.
She is still coughing and hacking…I have NEVER seen a hairball once come out of her or found one anywhere so I’m afraid it’s not that.
She recently stayed with my in-laws and they found puke a few times but w/ 3 cats and a dog, we didn’t know who the culprit was. So I’m pretty sure it was her, and that would mean it has been going on for about 2 1/2 weeks now.
Someone help! My son LOVES this kitty and holds her all the time (he is 2 1/2). Could she have a serious issue?? And can this be spread to humans??
Hi Kaylah… thanks for visiting and asking. I am sorry to hear that your cat is sick.
The vomiting is repeated and the vomit a frothy clear liquid. It has been going on for sometime.
All this points to the fact that this is not just a cat doing their usual vomiting because of hairballs or because they have eaten some grass or some food that disagrees with them.
Cats are good at vomiting. We almost get used to it and lots of it is OK and routine, normal. But this is not case in this instance, in my opinion.
The signs may indicate infectious enteritis (Feline Distemper) but it could be many things. Vomiting is the symptom of many illnesses or for example an intestinal obstruction.
If it goes on like this (it is persistent and severe) it could be serious. The vets say this.
The disease (if she has one) is not zoonotic in my opinion, meaning transferable to humans.
Conclusion: you gotta see a vet I am afraid. And I know people don’t like doing that because of the cost and the trauma of the whole thing. But I know that Ruth, a retired British vet tech, who is a regular visitor to this site would agree with me.
Best of luck to you both.