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Yellow vomit in cats: causes, symptoms, remedies
Yellow vomit in cats: causes, symptoms, remedies

The color of the yellow vomit in cats it is due to a particular secretion: bile. This yellow / greenish color is secreted by the liver and takes part in the digestion process of food. If your cat vomits the bile, therefore, we must go and search for the causes of this digestive problem, which we are going to see below along with symptoms and remedies.

The causes


There are several causes of yellow vomit in cats:

Food disorders

One of the main causes of yellow vomit is indigestion. For example, yellow vomit can occur in conjunction with the expulsion of hairballs. Or, it could also be caused by your cat's prolonged fast: in these cases, bile accumulates in the stomach where, finding nothing to degrade, it attacks the stomach walls causing burning and acidity.

Intoxication or poisoning

A cat's intoxication can be caused by incorrect eating habits: make sure that your cat's food does not contain artificial dyes, preservatives or appetizing substances which in the long run could cause food intolerances or, in the most serious cases, real allergies. These manifest themselves through retching, sometimes immediately after eating, sometimes away from meals (due to irritation of the mucous membranes).

Yellow vomiting can also be a symptom of poisoning: be concerned with this option if your cat moves freely outside the house, or if you have used pesticides and insecticides at home.

Gastrointestinal diseases

More serious is the case of vomiting due to real pathologies, such as: intestinal inflammation, pancreatitis, liver disease.

All of these conditions must be identified by a veterinarian. Unfortunately, when it comes to this type of disease, vomiting occurs at an already advanced stage: for this reason, always try to pay attention to the changes in behavior of your furry friends!

The remedies

cat stroked on the head
cat stroked on the head

If you suspect a food intolerance, make sure you feed your cat a proper diet. First, give your cat exclusively hypoallergenic kibble for at least three months. Subsequently you can reintegrate, under veterinary advice, even monoprotein kibble. If the vomiting symptom goes away, the problem is solved. Do not make your cat heavy meals: they are recommended, instead, regular and light meals based on proteins and rice that do not burden digestion.

If, on the other hand, the vomiting is caused by a disease, the only effective remedy is timeliness: have your cat do periodic veterinary checks (at least every 6 months) and try to promptly detect the signs of discomfort to intervene as soon as possible.