I knew it was going to be a rough day when I walked in and saw that three of my ten morning appointments were vomiting cats. Second only to the chronically itchy dog, vomiting cats can be one of the most frustrating things we have to deal with as vets because there are so many possible reasons why it can happen. Anything from what the cat had for dinner last night to metabolic diseases that may have been brewing for years could be the cause, and distinguishing between them can take a lot of time, money and effort. And that’s just for the vet – as the owner of a cat that vomits frequently myself, I understand how unpleasant it is to walk downstairs in the middle of the night and step in a pile of cat sick. Be it on the new white carpeting or the beat up old sofa, it’s not pretty. It may be a harmless hairball, but it can also be a sign of serious illness in your cat so it’s definitely worth getting it checked out by your vet. If you are unlucky enough to have a vomiting cat, here are some things you may want to consider……..