If it is time to take your cat to the vet here is a checklist of things to observe, and information to bring with you:-
- What did the vomit look like (colour/smell/unusual objects/hair)?
- When did he/she start vomiting, how many times, and when was the most recent episode?
- Any medication your cat is taking
- Any changes to your cat’s environment (eg. new cat in the neighbourhood, new plants in the house or garden)
- Any recent changes to your cat’s food/diet
- Any other recent behaviour or health changes
- If your cat has diarrhoea, then bring a sample (we know this is a nasty one, but it could help with diagnosis and treatment)
- Any recent household spills or accidents (even if you think your cat didn’t have access to the spill or accident area)
- Any new toys or items of interest they may have
Cats are masters of disguise, particularly when it comes to illness. Your role in noticing the most subtle of changes is imperative to picking up any problems early and can help prevent further illness and discomfort. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any concerns.