Why does my cat keep being sick?

Every cat will suffer from an upset stomach at some point in its life, but there's plenty you can do to prevent this from happening too frequently.

While it’s normal for your cat to occasionally experience digestive discomfort, it shouldn’t be a regular occurrence. Through a combination of the right diet, hygiene and feeding behaviours, you can make sure you protect your cat from suffering with an upset stomach.

The symptoms of a digestive issues in cats

If your cat has an upset stomach or another digestive issue, some of the most common symptoms are vomiting and diarrhoea. You may also notice your cat eats less or struggles with eating.

Stomach upsets can have a variety of underlying causes, including:

  • Parasites which infest your cat’s gastrointestinal tract
  • Hairballs, which can cause blockages and vomiting
  • Systemic conditions like diabetes or kidney disease
  • Ingesting toxic food or material

Your cat’s diet can also give them an upset stomach if it doesn’t contain the right mix of nutrients, or contains specific foods or elements known to aggravate their digestion.

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