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My female cat is vomiting foamy, what does it mean, she is

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My female cat is vomiting white foamy, what does it mean, she is also not moving around much..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

Vomiting is not all that uncommon in cats. There are many possible reasons for vomiting- GI bugs, stress, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), food allergies/ intolerance, foreign body obstruction, etc.

With just the one or two episodes, I wouldn't get too worried. I would try a dose of an antacid to settle her stomach and hold off on food or water for 6-8 hours to settle her stomach. You can give 1/2 of a 10 mg Pepcid (Famotidine) tablet every 12-24 hours.

If the vomiting continues, then I would get her seen and probably shoot x-rays to rule out an obstruction and get bloodwork to rule out metabolic causes. If that's normal, then we use fluids and anti-emetics +/- antibiotics.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hi Carol,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Gary