Slow down or throw up.
If you’re asking yourself “why is my cat throwing up undigested food”, well, the answer is probably in the empty food bowl on the floor.
Have you ever been extremely ravenous or excited for a meal that as soon as the plate hit the table, you scarfed it down in the blink of an eye? Sure, it’s great in the moment, but minutes later your body tells you how it really feels.
It’s no different for cats, and in many cases, your cat throwing up could be a result of eating too fast or just overeating completely. These cats tend to quickly gulp down large quantities of food before their bellies tell their brains they have had enough to eat. After that, it’s not uncommon for a bit of their meal to make a reappearance.
A solution to speed-eaters is a non-conventional feeder or bowl. These give your pet a mental “workout” at mealtime and help to slow down the rate at which they’re eating. In other cases, puzzle toys, lick mats, and even BPA-free silicone ice cube trays are all great options that encourage cats to instinctively work for their food, slowing them down and letting them actually taste their meal.