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hollinhurst84 Sat 29-Oct-16 19:04:30

Anything I need to do? Been out at work and came home to 5 piles of sick envyenvyenvy (that's not an envious face!)
Cozie will understand my dismay - CREAM carpets grin
He seems ok, bright and shouting at me

Vinorosso74 Sat 29-Oct-16 19:14:25

Is there anything obvious in the sick that he may have eaten? Sorry....
If he's bright that's a good sign. Does he want to eat? Our cat has various health issues and if she's sick a few times and is a bit flat we know she's not right. Do you have an out if hours number you can call for advise if he keeps puking?
As for the carpet hopefully it hasn't stained. Ah the joys cats bring.

TroysMammy Sat 29-Oct-16 19:17:08

I had a cat who produced an enormous amount of sick not long after eating about 5 Dreamies. Have you checked his treats to make sure he hasn't helped himself when you dared to go out and leave him all on his own.

thecatneuterer Sat 29-Oct-16 19:17:15

Cats puke all the time. Unless it goes on for longer than a day, or he seems unwell in other ways, then I wouldn't worry (except about your carpets of course)

hollinhurst84 Sat 29-Oct-16 19:21:00

Oh he's shouting away at me for food and daring to leave him and don't I know he's "poorly sick man cat" hmmhmm
He does over groom but no hair like usual, just what looks like I digested food

cozietoesie Sat 29-Oct-16 19:39:24


hollinhurst84 Sat 29-Oct-16 19:42:19

So sick. Love me hmmhmmhmmhmm

Toddlerteaplease Sat 29-Oct-16 19:47:03

Poor Ollie. Make sure your hooman gives you extra fuss and tucks you up in bed with her. Hope you feel better soon.

unlucky83 Sat 29-Oct-16 19:56:48

Probably nothing but does his tummy feel bloated? (hard) or normal... and is his vomit clear?
My cat had what they thought was a gut obstruction. She threw up a couple of times over a day or so then the last time it was just water with a pink (bloody) twinge. Took her to the vets (on their advice). On x-ray they couldn't find anything , slight constipation. They tried an enema --still bloated. She ended up being cut open - the conclusion was it was a build of gas - so much that it stopped her gut working. Apparently it happens in cats sometimes and if they have had it once it can reoccur (cost a fortune - serious operation - she had a massive cut on her tummy).
Now I make sure she has hairball paste at least once a week - mainly to make sure she is never even slightly constipated...and keep an eye on her tummy. Maybe if I had taken her earlier the enema would have worked - but she eats lots of grass so is sick a lot so I wasn't overly concerned...until it was pink.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 29-Oct-16 20:00:57

Ours does it after travelling in the car, and after jabs.

I'd be staying in too.

hollinhurst84 Sat 29-Oct-16 20:02:38

Tummy feels normal. Vomit was literally food and nothing else
He's been having some stuff for hair balls which seems to be helping that

cozietoesie Sat 29-Oct-16 20:06:42

How old is he again?

hollinhurst84 Sat 29-Oct-16 20:19:06

Er they're not sure. Somewhere between 6 and 8

unlucky83 Sat 29-Oct-16 21:06:37

I wouldn't worry then ... as long as he starts keeping food down tomorrow and is drinking - maybe he has eaten something stupid - or has picked up a bug.
I would let him eat and see what happens.
My old cat once ate a small pig shaped rubber was on a unit, had been there for a year or so -no idea what possessed her to jump up there or to eat it ... the only reason I knew was I found several piles of vomit and one contained the headless pig... never found the head...she must have eaten it though cos she was locked in a room and I never found it (and I looked)
Guess it came out of the other end but it wasn't obvious in her litter tray (she did go out too though). Caused her no problems apart from the sick...

123bananas Sat 29-Oct-16 21:19:59

The three things that make my ragdoll boy puke are eating human food (out of the bin or food dropped by children on floor), gorging on biscuits and when he is due his tape worming treatment.

My girl cat doesnt vomit she just shits after eating human food. Since being spayed her appetite has increased and she is constantly trying to eat off the table. She stole ham from my husbands plate the other day.

However nothing tops my dear departed cat who once literally flew across the room landing face down in DH's plate of burger, eggs, chips and beans. The vomit and shit the next day was something to behold.

I also once had a guinea pig who ate my wellies.

Toddlerteaplease Sun 30-Oct-16 15:14:55

How's the patient?

hollinhurst84 Sun 30-Oct-16 15:38:31

Scoffed food down and shot out the window about a second before I was due to leave for work. Nowhere in sight hmmhmm
Suspect he will be snoozing on some expensive item of mine when I return

Toddlerteaplease Sun 30-Oct-16 16:00:53

Good. He's fine then!

previously1474907171 Mon 31-Oct-16 00:37:02

Mine used to do that, eat, throw up, eat, throw up for a few days, eventually would bring up a furball but it took him a few days to do it and it took us a few vet visits to realise what was going on but always kept an eye on him in case it was something else.

user1471927379 Mon 31-Oct-16 00:41:55

My cat vomits all the time and she's fine, just has a bit of a weak stomach. Especially after stealing the dog's food hmm.

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