I don’t know whether to be concerned or not. :think: She made noises like she was going to cough up a hairball, but reddish liquid (with a few hairs) came up instead. She’s acting completely normal (sitting on my lap and purring), but part of me is wondering whether the red stuff could be blood. The entire amount is probably a couple of tablespoons, if that. I would think that if she ate something sharp that lacerated her stomach, she’d be writhing in pain, but she’s just being her happy self, so I don’t know what to think. :??
I called DH and he thinks she just ate something weird (and red?), though I can’t imagine what that could be. I saved the vomit for him to look at when he comes home in a few hours. The thing is, should I be worried if kitty is otherwise okay? It doesn’t smell like blood to me (though maybe it’s too diluted to tell). I’m afraid that if I call the vet, she’ll end up getting unnecessary tests when it’s probably nothing. I know there are lots of cat lovers on KH so I’m wondering what you think. Okay to wait until DH comes home? He’s had her since she was one, and knows her much better than I do. He said she’s eaten weird stuff before.
BTW, kitty is 17, an indoor cat for the last 4 years, and she just went for a check up a couple weeks ago. We’ve been transitioning her to wet food (Merrick, which she loves) since some of her kidney enzyme levels were a bit elevated. Otherwise the vet said she’s in really great shape.