Pet Care

Reasons Why Cats Vomit after Eating

Vomiting is usually considered the same as a non-specific symptom. As we know that cats are curious creatures, and there might be some unusual reasons for vomiting. If your cat vomits only un-digested food, then there is a need to worry because it might be a symptom of serious diseases such as hairballs, constipation, parasitic infection, poisoning, etc. There are two types of vomiting:

Acute Vomiting is a sudden episode, usually caused due to eating too much and too fast, and it only lasts for a day or two.

Cruel Vomiting is ongoing, and it means that cats will vomit 1-2 times per day and will have other symptoms like pain, weight loss, constipation, etc.

Some Common Reasons Why Cats Vomit After Eating

Now we will discuss some reasons why cats vomit after eating.

1.    Eating Too Much & Quickly

If your kitty is eating too much and quickly, this might be a major reason for your cat’s vomiting. Cats usually get excited about feeding time and start eating too much or quickly. This can become a cause of vomiting right after eating.

Some people like to feed cats in smaller portions during the day. Others always like to fill the bowl so cats can eat as much as they need. You should use an electronic feeder that offers a smaller amount of food to your kitty at regular times.

2.    Hard Digest Food

Naturally, cats are predators and like to eat birds, rodents, or bugs. It means that cats are eating meat, fat, or even bones of these animals. It would be surprising for you that all cat food is made up of bones and organs. These products contain a lot of nutrition, but sometimes it is hard for the cat to digest them.  

For its treatment, you should use frozen-dry chicken treats for your cat. It is only protein and has no preservatives. Usually, cats like it the most.

3.    Ingredients In food

We are much concerned about our pet’s food. We choose high-quality feed for our cats, but we pay no attention to all ingredients present on its label. If the cat food has emulsifiers, surfactants, additives, and dyes, then your cat possibly reacts to these things. Some preservatives present in the feed may be the cause of vomiting.

You should use several types of cat food and select one which is perfect for your cat.

4.    Toxic Plants

Eating grass is traditionally considered a symptom of a stomach disorder in a cat, but science rejected this theory. Studies discovered that cats are eating grass or other plants to get rid of intestinal parasites.

However, there is no need to worry. You should offer them grass seeds in a pot which helps them to fight against parasites.   

Some Serious Conditions That Cause Vomiting In Cats

It can be helpful to overlook your cat's vomiting as normal cat behavior. However, vomiting can be a symptom of a severe health condition. A few serious causes of vomiting in cats include:

•    Poisoning
•    Hyperthyroidism
•    Food Allergies
•    Intestinal Parasites
•    Kidney Failure
•    Diabetes

How Do I Know If I Should Take My Kitty To The Vet?

If your cat is vomiting occasionally or infrequently, avoid giving any food to the cat for 12 hours. Give a couple of tablespoons of water to the kitty every 30 minutes or provide them ice cubes during this period. After 12 hours, feed your cat with small amounts of light food and return to normal feeding if vomiting has stopped.

If the vomiting does not stop and the cat experiences such symptoms as pain, blood in vomit, fever, blood in stool, etc. You should contact to vet as earlier as possible.


We have discussed some reasons for cat vomiting and its treatment. After reading this article, you can select the best food for cats, and you can treat your kitty well during illness.

Beth Norris

Beth Norris has years of experience working with top cosmetic and skincare brands for years  which reflects in her blogs which are packed with beauty and skincare tips. She has amassed a big following over the years, who wait for her content anxiously.