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My seven year old cat was fine last nigh. This morning i noticed she had thrown up some undigested biscuits. Today she lets out a load cry before she threw up a some white foam. She is not interested in eating at all today. She is drinking some water but wants to be left alone. Will she be okay I am very worried. She acts like she is throwing up a fur ball but has thrown up a small amount of white foam 3 times today..

Please help! I love her so much! She is so precious!!!
Is she okay? should I take her to the vet?

Thank you for your time.
Your advise is very much appreciated.

Well if she hasn't gotten into anything and this has come on so suddenly, it might be worth a trip to the vets. If you suspect she might have eaten a piece of house plant or been outside where she could have eaten something, then by all means get her to the vets promptly.

Cats do get upset stomachs just as we do but vomiting three times is a concern.

Call your vet right away and get her in for an exam.

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Jana Connell RVT, CVT


PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING TO ME: I am NOT a vet and do NOT diagnose diseases. That is only for a licensed Veterinarian to do. I will give you suggestions and steer you toward calling your vet for help. You can call the vet's office and talk to the technician there or the vet at times. Don't be afraid to call them! If you have a serious issue with your pet please post it to one of the veterinarians in here- I will tell you the same thing in my answer. IF your pet is injured or in an emergency situation, CALL YOUR VET- Do not wait and post in here. Just call the vet's office and get them in to see the vet right away. Critical treatment time is lost if you seek answers here when you should have your precious pet at the vets!! Don't sit at home waiting for an answer when your pet is critically ill or injured!! I can answer most questions about small animal and wildlife care as well as small animal nutrition. I can also answer questions about all phases of dental care for small animals. I DO NOT answer questions about birds (unless it is wildlife or songbirds) or HAMSTERS/GERBILS/CHINS/GUINEA PIGS/REPTILES/FROGS/RABBITS/PET BIRDS OF ANY KIND so please submit these questions to the appropriate sections. I, as well as other experts in here, do NOT do homework questions- that is for YOU to do! Please respect these rules for all of us. Thanks!


I have over 42 years experience in the field of veterinary medicine. I specialized in small animals and did wildlife rehab for over 25 years, mostly raptors, squirrels and opossums. I am a Small Animal Nutritional Consultant with 6 certificates from Hills Pet Foods, CNM and Purina. I also specialized in Small Animal Dentistry which is a field I truly love. I also Teach Veterinary Technology to working technicians who are studying to take their California Tests to become Licensed Technicians. They have to take both the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) and the California boards.

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