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How to stop your cat from throwing up

Thursday, 18th April 2013

It can be quite scary if your moggy starts throwing up so it's important that owners are aware of the potential reasons behind it. 

Writing for Pet Pointers on YNN (Your News Now) Lisa Chelenza explains the common causes linked with vomiting in cats.

The animal expert said if a feline vomits up his food whole, the likelihood is that he is eating too much and too quickly. One of Ms Chelenza's suggestions is for owners to space out the cat food during the day - feeding three to five times instead of once or twice.

It's also fairly common for cats to vomit the occasional hairball. Brushing your moggy frequently will help reduce the chances of this. There are also supplements that owners can get from a pet pharmacy to help, Ms Chelenza advised.

What's more, at this time of year, cats love chewing on plants. Be aware that some species are poisonous and should be kept out of reach.

Ms Chelenza added that if your cat is vomiting often and violently, the best bet is to call your vet as they can establish for certain what is wrong.