Q. My cat threw up last night and is now sensitive and making pain noises, stomach is large and is moving slowly. What's wrong?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If your cat is vomiting and appears to have a painful abdomen. (Vocalized when touched on the abdomen, or hunches and arches his back when walking) it may indicate a problem with his digestive tract. Foreign bodies such as string or hair, digestive upset, or illness and even disease can all cause the abdomen to become painful.
Additional symptoms may include continued vomiting or diarrhea, or blood visible in either one. Since your cat's abdomen is painful, it is best to make an appointment with your local vet to rule out any serious issues such as a foreign body or illness.