How to Stop Vomiting in Cats

Cats often eat things that don't agree with their stomachs, and vomiting can result. There are also other causes leading to vomiting. If you would like to stop vomiting in your cat, you can try medications or apply some natural remedies.

Medication Treatment

To stop vomiting, the easiest way is to use a few medications. There are several medication options for vomiting in felines including:

  • Reglan, which acts at the level of the brain controlling the area that causes vomiting. The drug has a soothing effect on the cat's stomach.
  • Tagamet is a drug that may be effective to stop vomiting if it's caused by stomach ulcers or the irritation of the stomach and intestinal lining.
  • Zantac will calm the stomach and inhibit vomiting.
  • Pepcid will stop vomiting by reducing the formation of the acids that cause vomiting.
  • Chlorpromazine is a drug that will soothe the cat and reduce the effects of a seizure, and is recommended if the vomiting is caused by poisoning or epilepsy

These drugs can be administered to your pet, provided you consult the vet first. If the vomiting persists, you need to get veterinary help, as the problem can be more severe and the cat needs to be diagnosed.


Fasting can have beneficial effects for your cat, and one day of fasting can calm down the cat's stomach and stop vomiting. This method may be applied only if the vomiting is caused by an upset stomach. The cat should not receive any food and you should hide all treats and chew toys. Chewing on toys can cause secretion of saliva, which can only worsen the situation. You can give water to your cat, which will promote healing and keep him hydrated. Fasting is not recommended for more than two days, as it can be dangerous for the cat's health. If your cat is young (under 6 months), fasting is not recommended.

Special Diet

Some vets are opposed to fasting when the cat is vomiting and will only recommend a lower food intake and a special diet. The cat should get fiber supplementation, as fibers will calm the stomach.

Natural Remedies

Ginger tea or chamomile tea can soothe the cat's stomach and can be administered if the cat is vomiting due to an upset stomach.

Acupressure can also reduce nausea and can be applied in cats. You can learn a few acupressure basics and find the points that should be pressed when the cat is vomiting. One such point is located below the knee.

Care for Your Cat

While the cat is vomiting and receiving treatment, he should stay in an isolated, quiet room. Ideally, the cat should sleep and you can get a mild over the counter sedative to facilitate this. However, if the vomiting is caused by poisoning, you need to get veterinary help and in this case the cat should not be allowed to sleep.