Cat throwing up smelly bile and not eating

by Stimpy
(Winnipeg, Canada)

My cat was throwing up smelly bile for about 48 hours and was not eating. He seemed like he was thirsty, but was very lethargic. Then he had a seizure and died. What happened?


I just thought he was not feeling good or ate something bad. But I started to get worried about three hours before he passed.

He was starting to make uncomfortable noises. He passed around 7 am and the vet opened at 8 am. Now I have his body and the ground is frozen and I live in the city. What to do?

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Mar 05, 2018
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I'm sorry for your loss
by: Kurt (Admin)

I'm sorry for your loss. You've been through a very traumatic experience.

For various reasons, cats occasionally vomit. Whenever a cat throws up excessively, however, I start looking for the veterinarian.

I also reach out to the vet when my cat doesn't eat for 24 hours. Over the years, that is the guideline I've always been given by my vets.

I'm afraid the only way to tell for sure what went wrong would be to have the vet do a necropsy. If I had to guess, I'd say it could have been a bowel obstruction, poisoning, or an undiagnosed disease. Beyond that, I can't say.

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