“Human, come here!”
“What is it, Bagheera? Are you okay?”
“Yes, I am fine, human, but look at what Marley did! She ate the wet noms so quickly that she vomited. You need to clean that up right now. I do not want that smell around here.”
“Calm down, Bagheera. You know when you leave solid waste in the litter box, the smell is much worse, and you deal with that throughout the day if I am not here.”
“Yes, but you are here, human. Clean it up!”
This brings up an important subject. It is not normal for us felines to vomit. Sometimes you will know exactly why we did it, such as when you see the parts of the plants we have consumed in the center of the vomit. By the way, make sure that the plants you have in your house are not dangerous to us felines!
Other times, you humans probably wonder what is going on. You will see us eat our noms very quickly. And you will think we are happy, but then you will see us vomiting right afterwards. With a diabetic cat like me, you may wonder whether we are suffering from insulin shock, because vomiting is one of the signs of this.
You humans may also think, when I eat very quickly, even if I eat too much, I do not vomit. So maybe my feline furiend is sick.
Vomiting can be a sign that we felines are sick, so if you see other signs that concern you, make sure you check with the humans in white coats. If it only occurs after we gobble down our noms, though, it is most likely because of how our digestive system is designed. We felines are what are called quadrupeds. This is how the humans in white coats refer to the design of our digestive system, which has a horizontal esophagus instead of the vertical one that you humans have.
If we eat too fast, what will happen is we will swallow whole chunks of food and we also ingest a lot of air. Because of the design of our digestive system, the chunks of food and the air will slap against our esophageal sphincter, and that causes us to vomit.
When you see us vomiting right after we eat and you see whole chunks of food, it is likely not a medical issue. But remember, especially if you are treating a diabetic cat like me, check with the humans in white coats!