My cat threw up then was running around erratically and foaming at the mouth.

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Hello. My 6 month old kitty Charley threw up this morning around 6:30 a.m.. Then he was running around erratically and had white foam coming out of his mouth as he was smacking his lips and shaking his head. Soo after he settled down and stopped doing it I put him in his room for the day, checking on him every 20 minutes. He was fine all day. Then I let him out for a few hours and he started the foaming and running around thing again around 7p.m.. after he drank some clean water from his bowl. He is acting fine now. What is wrong with him and why does he keep doing this???
 

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So he was fine in his room all day, with the door shut?
Then weird behavior when he was let out of his room into the rest of the house?
That almost seems environmental.
Has something changed in the house? New floors? New cleaner? New upholstery or drapes? Insect spray or other chemicals? Plants or flowers? Air freshener or diffuser?
 

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Yes, there is probably something in the environment which is causing a severe reaction--as in a poisoning.. You need to take him to the Vet.. ASAP...

Personally, I stopped using all scents in my apartment.. no candles, no air fresheners, no diffusers at all. Essential oils are poisonous to cats.
I even stopped using Swiffer as a floor cleaner. I use vinegar, water, a bit of Dawn, to clean the floors. Occasionally, I will use something on the counters.. My guy is not a counter surfer.

Vet Please....
 

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Did you recently put a flea treatment on them? It does sound environmental since it happened in one room. I’d take him to the vet and have him checked.
 

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I mention this without judgement, but are there any recreational substances he might have gotten into when let out of his room?
A kitty who’s been in his room all day could let off some boredom by being a bit more exploratory when let out.
If there is anything you thought was hidden, he may have found it. Don’t be afraid to mention it to the Vet if it’s a possibility. The Vet is not law enforcement; like a medical doctor, they need to know for proper treatment.
 
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