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My cat vomits saliva mostly in the morning and in the night. She sometimes throws up her food.

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These symptoms can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from mild to serious.

Firstly, the eye issues could indicate an infection or irritation, which might be causing her discomfort and stress, potentially leading to vomiting. The fact that she is vomiting saliva mostly in the morning and at night, and occasionally throwing up food, suggests there might be an underlying gastrointestinal issue or even a reaction to the ophthalmic ointment.

1. Monitor Her Eating Habits: Make sure she is eating regularly and not too quickly, as eating too fast can sometimes cause vomiting.
2. Hydration: Ensure she has access to fresh water at all times, as dehydration can exacerbate vomiting.
3. Eye Care: Continue using the ophthalmic ointment as prescribed. Gently clean any discharge from her eyes with a damp, warm cloth.
4. Diet: Consider offering smaller, more frequent meals to help manage her vomiting. A bland diet, such as boiled chicken and rice, might be easier on her stomach

However, given the combination of eye issues and vomiting, it's crucial to seek veterinary care promptly. The eye symptoms could indicate a serious condition that needs professional treatment, and the vomiting could be a sign of a more significant underlying issue.

Please monitor her closely and contact your veterinarian as soon as possible to get a comprehensive examination and appropriate treatment.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you.