May 2011 Issue

Vomiting: When Is It Serious?

If itís a chronic problem, you need to seek veterinary intervention. It can be the sign of various health issues.

While youíre watching your favorite television show in the family room, you hear a familiar retching sound from the kitchen. Boomer is vomiting up his dinner again. As you clean up the mess, you wonder if itís just hair balls ó or something more serious that requires a trip to the veterinarianís office. Cats vomit for numerous reasons, ranging from benign dietary indiscretion to potentially fatal systemic diseases such as renal failure or hyperthyroidism. The experts say that cat owners should pay close attention to a cat that becomes sick to his or her stomach.

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