Cat vomiting , ate a plant


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Our question this week was:

My cat is throwing up clear goo. In the throw up there was a leaf. What should I do? Is it serious?

Jenny Lopez


Hi – thanks for your email. Your email indicated that your cat is vomiting and one of the vomits had a plant leaf in it.

Do you know what kind of leaf it is? If the leaf is toxic, such as an Easter lily, I'd very concerned. Many cats will eat plants and vomit. If the vomiting continues, I'd recommend seeing your vet immediately.

An article that might be helpful to you is on our is "Dealing with Cats that Eat plants", "Vomiting in Cats" and "Gastritis in Cats"

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.