Why does my cat’s vomit look like poop?


Cat Vomit

Cat Vomit. Photo in public domain.

Your cat is vomiting foul material that looks and smells like faeces. The probable causes are:

  1. Blunt abdominal trauma – i.e. hit in the abdomen either through an accident or deliberate act.
  2. Intestinal obstruction.
  3. Peritonitis – wet form Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). There’ll also be a high temperature, anaemia, dehydration and diarrhoea. Cats die within two months. It is an awful illness. It is caused by a coronavirus but not the one that has been in the news for the past several months.

There is nothing more for me to say because this is entirely a matter for a good veterinarian. Don’t use a veterinarian who declaws cats if at all possible. These are veterinarians who have a jaundiced attitude to feline welfare and who are prioritising profit over their patient’s health.

Some pages on FIP

Note: sources for news articles are carefully selected but the news is often not independently verified.

Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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  1. Gloria Blier says:

    Why does my cat’s vomit look like poop?

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