My cat vomited foamy white liquid

by Valerie Hougen
(Everett, WA)

BB was spayed on Wednesday. My husband was holding her this morning while standing up and she jumped out of his arms. She has since spent a lot of time in the bathtub sleeping and about a hour ago threw up a foamy white liquid. Her incision seems to be fine and she is not bloated. Should I take her in to the emergency clinic?

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Mar 29, 2009
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I Would Always Get Veterinary Advice
by: Kurt (Cat Lovers Only Admin)

I can't dispense veterinary advice here, but I would always seek veterinary advice after a surgery. You can't necessarily see signs of internal bleeding or other post surgical complications.

That same thing happened to Teddie after she was spayed too. I took her to the vet right away to be checked out. I thought it might be a reaction to the anesthesia, but the vet said that it had been too many hours since the surgery for that. She was fine, but for me, caution is the word of the day.

On a more general note, I have also seen cats throw up clear (or almost clear) liquid, or foamy liquid when they have hairball problems (or have a whisker or string or something stuck in their throat) on an empty stomach. But again, with a recent surgery I would only trust the vet to tell me whether or not my cat was OK.

I hope that helps and good luck with her. Please keep us posted here in the comments how BB is doing.

-Kurt

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