Why is my cat eating & throwing up white foam?
My 10 year old female cate is eating and immediately throwing up white foam. I've given her soft cat food and she seems o.k, but she still vomits. She does eat her foam and whatever cat food was thrown up though!, I'm concerned, please help.
I will make an app't for her asap. She is a tiny framed cate and I'm concerned she may not be eating properly.
on Dec 2nd 2009
in Other Health & Wellness
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It could be as simple as furballs from grooming herself to something in her diet. I would suggest if she has been doing this consistently, take her to your vet. My older female is tiny as well, about 6 lbs, and she does this as well and we have concluded that it is because she grooms so much it is furballs. My vet told me to only feed once a day, so that when her stomach is empty during the day it has time to process and pass on the hair that she has ingested.
If you have more than one animal, your cat may be feeling she needs to eat too quickly so the other animal doesn't get her food. Even if you don't, she may be eating too quickly. This will cause an acidic stomach and cause her to regurgitate her food, or as you described, vomit a white foam which is actually mucous from her esophagus. My Golden Retriever recently passed from a condition called "megaesophagus" where the esophagus stretches and 90% of the food eaten does not go to the stomach. But, if your cat's stool is normal, that's not what it is. Please remember, we are not vets here and cannot diagnose what's wrong with your cat or prescribe treatment. As much as we'd like to pass out free medical advice in this economy and save you a vet bill, there is no way we can "guess" what is wrong. Your vet can prescribe a temporary special diet or an antacid. You can try feeding her smaller meals more often to see if that helps.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 12/2/09. Helpful? / 0