Over the summer, I found a young female cat outside my house. She was (and still is) the skinniest cat I've ever seen. For a while, she's been fine. She gained a few pounds and ate well. She chased my other cat around, normal things cats do. But, a few months ago, she started throwing up. It wasn't an every day thing, though. It was like she'd throw up every morning for three days, then she seemed fine. I have sort of noticed that it's whenever she starts going into heat. Like, right now she's in heat and a few days ago she kept throwing up. Is it normal? And, if not, what should I do? I have no money to take her to the vet, but I really hate having her throw up all of her food from the day before.
first question is: has she been dewormed? If not then that is a good thing to get done. Cats can throw up from parasites such as tape worms and round worms. These parasites can also spread to your other pets as well as you. I would keep an eye on her stool when you clean the litter box. Tape worms will look like grains of rice and round worms will look like spaghetti. You can get dewormer from Wal-Mart or any pet store if you do notice anything. I would try to google her symptoms a little more as well since you can't take her to the vet. Good Luck
This little girl's name is Lily, she is part Maine Coon and has recently been added to my family thanks to a dumper...She fits right in with my 2 dogs, my fat cat, and my 2 year old son.