Hi everyone! It’s Milo here back at it again with some helpful information on how to take care of your furry friend. Us cats are small but mighty and can handle just about everything. After all, we have nine lives, right? But there are some situations where we might need a little extra love and care. One of these times is when we are not feeling our best and are throwing up. There are a variety of reasons why we might be throwing up and I will walk you through the best ways to handle them!
Foods cats can eat
Cats are curious by nature and unfortunately, this curiosity sometimes leads to us getting into trouble and sometimes it can make us throw up. It’s important to know which foods are safe for cats to eat and which ones are not. I’m going to go over a few of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to what cats can and cannot eat when it comes to human food and what can make us throw up.
Can cats eat vegetables?
Yes, cats can eat vegetables! If they actually want to eat them, is a different story. You can certainly try to offer your furry friend some veggies with the possibility of them getting some great nutrients from them.
Can cats eat chicken?
Yes, cats can eat chicken! It’s best if the chicken is plain and not fried. Overall, it depends on your furry friend’s specific preferences.
Can cats eat bread?
Yes, cats can eat bread but it’s not something that we will necessarily gravitate towards.
Can cats eat fruits?
Yes, cats can have some fruits but we don’t generally like sweet things. It’s very important to remember that we cannot have grapes or raisins. These can be toxic to kitties!
Other things that can make a cat sick
In addition to human foods that we can or cannot eat it’s also possible that we might ingest a household item we aren’t supposed to. Or we may catch a small creature outside. Both of these situations can sometimes make your furry friend throw up. In addition to these, we can also throw up hairballs. This is relatively normal for cats as long as there aren’t any other symptoms that are hinting at illness. It is also common for cats to eat too fast and throw up for this reason. You should be able to tell if this is the case pretty clearly because their vomit will often just be made up of their food.
On the other hand, there are also some situations where there is a more serious issue going on. Your cat could be throwing up because they ingested a toxic chemical or some human food that isn’t best for cats to eat. Some other human foods that cats should not eat are raw eggs, chocolate, drinks with caffeine, onions, garlic, and raisins. It is in your furry friend’s best interest that you keep these foods away from them whenever possible.
Just like any other pet parent, if your fur baby isn’t feeling well you are going to do everything in your power to help them feel better. Knowing what you can feed your cat when they are throwing up is a great way to do this in any of the situations we mentioned above.
If your cat is throwing up you will want to put their normal food away from reach so this does not further aggravate your furry friend’s stomach. You should make sure that they have access to clean and fresh water. Of course, your cat should always have access to clean and fresh water, but it’s especially important for them to be getting enough fluids if they are throwing up.
There are some bland human foods that you can offer to your furry friend in small amounts that can help them if they are throwing up often. You can try offering plain chicken or white fish to your kitty in small amounts. By doing this, you will be able to offer your cat something to have in their stomachs without it further upsetting whatever issue they are having. You should give these items in as small amounts as possible and see if they are able to keep it down. If they are unable to keep it down, it’s best to stop feeding them these human foods immediately.
When to call a veterinarian for your cat
It’s important to understand when you should reach out to your veterinarian if your kitty’s symptoms do not improve. Of course, it’s always better to be safe than sorry with your fur baby. It is always okay to bring them into the veterinarian to get them checked out. Your vet can even prescribe anti-vomiting medication if it is needed for your cat’s specific case. If you have tried the home remedies mentioned above, you should consider taking your kitty to the veterinarian if you don’t see improvement within 24 hours to 48 hours. It’s important to remember that every situation with each cat is going to be a little different. You know your furry friend best, so it’s best to use your intuition when deciding if and when to take your cat to the vet.
Unfortunately, there are only so many things you can do as a pet parent to make sure your furry friend doesn’t throw up. There are going to be times where you are unable to prevent whatever is causing them to get sick. However, it’s important to take some precautions when it comes to keeping items out of reach.
For any of the food items I mentioned above, it’s important to keep them sealed and hidden in a pantry or cabinet. This will minimize the chances of your cat being able to accidentally ingest them and get sick. You can also consider changing your cat’s diet if necessary. There are many varieties of food that help with preventing hairballs in cats if this is something they struggle with.
Being a pet parent is a full-time job and can certainly be stressful at times. After all, your cat is your baby at the end of the day! The best thing you can do for your furry friend is to pay attention to their behaviors so you are able to notice if anything seems off. Since us cats cannot speak English, we don’t have a way of telling you we don’t feel well. We will try our very best to string together some meow-filled sentences, but humans don’t tend to understand this.
There are a lot of common reasons why your cat may be throwing up, so it’s important to not jump to the most cat-astrophic outcome immediately. If you are concerned, your best bet is to take your cat to the vet as soon as you can and get to the bottom of the issue. This will help your peace of mind and your furry friend’s tummy.
If your kitty isn’t feline well, just do your best to give them extra cuddles, snuggles, and anything else that tends to bring them comfort. I can’t speak for all cats, but I know I always feel a little better when my human, Jeff, gives me extra scratches. That’s all I have for all of you pet parents out there! Bye for meow!