My cat is throwing up this yellow foamy stuff. What is wrong with him?

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Dr. Debra - My cat is throwing up this yellow foamy stuff. what is wrong with him?

Heather Niewierski

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Hi Heather– thanks for your email. There are many causes for vomiting in cats. It can be anything from plant ingestion, dietary change, dietary indiscretion, foreign body ingestion, metabolic disease such as diabetes mellitus, kidney failure, or inflammatory bowel disease just to name a few.

If the vomiting is persistent, your cat acts lethargic, is loosing weight or not eating, I'd recommend that you take him to your vet for an evaluation.

An article that might be helpful to you is Vomiting 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 PetPlace.com, 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.