It is not uncommon for cat owners to worry when their pets vomit. The causes of the gag reflex may not always be serious. As a rule, cats vomit once and for a short time. The alarm should be sounded when this process is repeated and has been going on for more than a day.
The gag reflex that occurs in cats can be due to various causes. Most often, vomiting is a physiological process when a cat regurgitates its fur. Cats are clean animals, they constantly lick their fur. Because of this, a whole ball of hair accumulates in their stomachs, which, for one reason or another, is not absorbed by the body and is not digested. It usually shows up in long-haired cats and cats.
If the cat vomits even after the usual food for him, this may indicate that the animal has diseases of the gastrointestinal tract: pancreatitis, gastritis, hepatitis, intestinal obstruction. Also, vomiting appears in the presence of chronic kidney disease (urolithiasis, renal failure). The cat will vomit if he contracted any infectious disease (cat distemper, viral peritonitis, calicivirus infection of cats, etc.).
Sometimes cats and cats elicit a gag reflex on their own, eating a certain herb whenever possible. This allows them to empty their stomach, and in this case, you should not worry. By the way, cats often have gagging after swallowing large pieces of food or eating cold foods. Usually, you shouldn't worry in such cases either.
If the cause of vomiting in a cat is the physiological processes of regurgitation of fur, then there is no point in sounding the alarm and contacting a veterinarian. In this case, a special unnamed herb purchased from a pet store will help to alleviate vomiting. The grass captures the cat's hair, significantly accelerating its elimination from the pet's body. You can use a special veterinary paste that dissolves hair in the pet's gastrointestinal tract.
If vomiting in a cat is a frequent and repeated process, you should contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. Medical intervention will be required if the cat vomits for more than a day. In this case, the veterinarian will do a biochemical analysis of the animal's blood and send the cat for x-rays and ultrasound. Sometimes cats can vomit if they have a helminthic invasion. In this case, prophylaxis is indispensable: the pet needs to be given antihelminthic drugs 2 times a year.
As mentioned above, often the cause of vomiting in cats can be infection with one or another infectious disease. In this case, the owner of the cat urgently needs to contact the veterinarian, since only a qualified specialist can make an accurate diagnosis. In addition, persistent vomiting can be caused by a foreign body trapped in your pet's stomach or esophagus. In this case, it is also necessary to take an X-ray, and then take appropriate measures to solve this problem.
Medical advice for vomiting in cats. You need to put the animal on a diet. The cat should not eat for 12 to 24 hours. To prevent dehydration of the body, the cat needs to be watered frequently. You can buy in the pharmacy "Regidron" - a drug used to correct the electrolyte and energy balance in humans and animals. It is recommended to give cats the antiemetic drug "Cerucal".
In case of vomiting in a cat, it is recommended to treat the animal with antispasmodic drugs (No-Shpa, Papaverine), which are used in the form of intramuscular injections. Also shown is the intake of drugs that protect the mucous membrane of the animal's stomach. These include "Omez" and other gastroprotectors.