Causes of Your Cat’s Regurgitation:

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Cats commonly regurgitate without raising much concern. Regurgitation is just a stomach’s way of getting rid of intolerable contents. Cat regurgitation can be something small like eating too fast or having a hairball. Unfortunately, it can also be the cause of something big that emergency medical attention is needed. Regurgitation can have the same causes for cats as it does for humans, such as, playing too quickly after eating or even just eating something bad for the stomach. Regurgitation can be caused by things even more serious like systematic disorders or gastrointestinal disorders.
Spontaneous or Acute Regurgitation Causes:
-Bacterial infection of the intestinal tract
-Food causes (change in diet, intolerance for certain foods)
-Consumption of foreign objects (such as hairballs and or toys)
-Parasitic infestation of the intestines
-Minor kidney failure
-Minor liver failure
-Inflammation of the liver
-Post-operative nausea
-Chemicals and or toxins
-Some harsh medications
-A viral Infection
-Even simple coughing

Treatment of Persistent or Frequent Cat Regurgitation:
More often than not occasional regurgitation is normal. However, more frequent regurgitation can often be symptoms of an even more serious condition. Either way your cat should be taken to a vet for examination, possible tests, and also a proper diagnosis.
Persistent or Frequent Cat Regurgitation Causes May Possibly Include:
-Intestinal or Gastric tumours
-Intestinal or Gastric masses
-Toxicity of system
-Extreme constipation
-Parasitic infestation
-Neurological disorders
-Liver failure
-Kidney failure
-Obstruction of the Intestines
-Heartworm infestation disease
-Stomach Ulcers
-Ingested Foreign bodies
-Change in food intake
-Change in water intake
-Intolerance to their food
-Intolerance to allergies
-Inner ear infection
-Elevated thyroid function
-Addison’s disease
-Feline pan leukopenia virus
-Different types of Diabetes
-Bladder rupture
-Obstruction of the bladder
-Uterine infection mostly common in middle aged cats
-Inflammatory bowel disease
Other Symptoms to Observe:
You must observe and consider the circumstance to get a most accurate diagnoses of your cat’s condition due to various reasons that cause Regurgitation. Cats love to eat plants and some are very dangerous for them to consume. Keep only non-toxic plants around all your animals to prevent poisoning.
Keep Your Eyes Open For the Following More Serious Symptoms:
-Change in food intake
-Change in water intake
-Loss in Weight
-Blood in vomit
-Vomiting of bile

If a cat regurgitates and then recovers quickly and continue to eat their food and have normal bowel movements then the circumstance will more than likely subside and be a minor condition in the end result.
-Persistent or continuous regurgitation
-Persistent or continuous heaving
-Depression in your cat
When You Should Call the Vet:
The above symptoms indicate that it is time for a vet visit. A vet’s diagnosis is determined by the cat’s age, physical examines findings, and medical history. The various tests used are also determined by the same factors. Keep in mind that your cat’s condition may be something small not always big, so don’t panic. You must stay calm for your cat as they can sense your emotions and will fight harder if you are calm. A cat is known to panic and become worse if that’s what the cat feels from you.
Options for Treatment:
Do not offer food to your cat until vomiting subsides for at least two hours. Water should be readily available as it is important for your cat to stay hydrated while losing their fluid intake. This should be followed by the slow offering of bland food to your cat. During this circumstance it is ok to baby your cat like a human baby and give bland home cooked food. Make sure your cat’s body temperature stays regulated. Keep checking your cat’s temperature to be sure of this.
Acute vomiting and conditions will respond quickly to treatments. This reaction will definitely bring relief of that knowledge. Your cat may also need intravenous fluids and or prescribed medication such as Cimetidine, to control the vomiting but only if the cat’s condition calls for it. Severe vomiting may or may not need a more aggressive treatment plan. This too must also be determined for sure by a vet. If it is determined that your cat may have stomach ulcers then you may need to put your cat on antibiotics strictly prescribed by your vet. Hospitalization may also be determined to be necessary. If your cat’s condition does not improve you may need to call your vet and or return to the vet for further testing, diagnosis, and treatment.



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