1-800-Petmeds logo
Welcome  | Sign In | Reorder | My Account | Contact Us | Cart Shopping Cart
Max and Molly - 1800PetMeds mascots
Dogs Cats Horses
  Free Shipping
   
Breath Fresheners
Chews and Treats
Rinses
Toothpaste
Antibiotic Anti-Infective
Cleansers
Mites
Antibiotic Anti-Infective
Eye Inflammation
Tears Lubricants
Tear Stain Remover
Flea Preventatives
Home Flea Relief
Pet Flea Relief
Heartworm Preventatives
Joint Pain
Joint Supplements
Orthopedic Beds
Allergy
Antibiotics Anti-Infective
Antifungal Antiprotozoal
Anxiety
Cough
Diabetes
Digestive
Diuretics
Heart Blood Pressure
Hormonal Endocrine
Seizure Disorder
Urinary Tract and Kidneys
Weight Loss
Wormers
Natural Remedies
Pain Medications
Anti-bacterials
First Aid
Fly Control
Grooming Tools
Hairball Remedies
Itch Relief
Omega 3
Ringworm
Shampoos
Shedding
Skin Medications
Supplements
Beds
Bowls
Leashes
Perfumes
Pet Food
Stain Removers
Toys
Training Aids
Treats
Antioxidants
Brewers Yeast
Calcium
Dietary
Digestive Enzymes
Liver Support
Multivitamins
Omega 3
Potassium
Seniors
Whole Foods
PetMeds® Charitable Causes

PetMeds® Supports the Pet Community


Why Does My Cat… Always Throw Up on the Carpet?
Posted by Abby Rosenberg on April 21, 2012
Filed under PetMeds Spotlight

Sometimes it seems as though cats seek carpeted surfaces to vomit upon

If you have a cat you probably know: in a house filled with easy-to-clean hard floors, cats often seek the only carpeted surface to vomit upon. Why do cats do this? While it may seem like your kitty is just trying to be irritating, there are a few likely reasons for this behavior.

Vomiting is not pleasant for your cat, so he or she may instinctively seek a more comfortable surface, one where your cat has better traction such as the carpet. Some experts theorize that this is an instinctive behavior; in the wild, a cat would look for a place where they could bury or cover their vomit. Your carpet simply resembles more closely a place your cat would vomit in the wild than does your tile floor.

In some homes, there are just more carpeted areas than hard-surface floors such as tile or hardwood. Therefore, the odds are greater that the vomit will end up on the carpet. Also, most people will recall more vividly time spent scrubbing a stubborn stain from the carpet than the moment or two it takes to wipe a mess from a hard floor; consequently, when you think about it, those times come more readily to mind.

The next time your cat chooses your expensive Persian rug as the best spot to vomit, remember that he or she is not trying to be difficult. Be sure to have a carpet stain remover on hand so you are prepared for those incidents.  Since cats don’t like being picked up and moved while they are vomiting, if you are quick enough, you can try placing a folded newspaper under your cat to catch the vomit before it gets on your carpet.  While vomiting in cats is fairly common, remember that if your cat seems to be vomiting excessively, a trip to the vet may be in order.

No related posts.

One Response to “Why Does My Cat… Always Throw Up on the Carpet?”

  1. Dino on 21 Apr 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Use the Hydrogen Peroxide. It works wonderfully!

Trackback URI | Comments RSS

Leave a Reply