Post # 1
I am freaking and my Darling Husband thinks I’m crazy and doesn’t want me taking the kitty to the vet due to $$ but I am worried. My cats are my everything and if there is something wrong that I didn’t address I would feel horrible.
My kitty is about 5 1/2 years old, always up to date on her shots and in good health. She seems to be acting fine, and is eating. However, the last 3 days she is throwing up clear mucos, no food, no hair just mucos. My kitties on time to time have thrown up hairballs but there is no hairball coming up. Also a few years ago my kitty was having some stomach trouble with the food she was, but she was throwing up the food and once we switched her she has been great since, so I am not sure if the throwing up mucos is normal or not. I do not know if she has been going to the bathroom normally, we have another cat, and the litterbox is in the basement so I don’t ever see when they go potty.
Of course I googled and I found some things that say take her to the Vet ASAP and other things that say no big deal it’s part of being a cat. Thoughts???
Post # 3
@ams12: If this is new behavior and it’s lasted 3 days straight, then it’s time to take her to the vet. It’s probably nothing, but you have to get it checked out.
Post # 4
One of our cats is a puker. Sometimes we find coughed up food, sometimes we find mucus. We took him to the vet when this problem started. After a few test, they didn’t find anything serious, only a very mild thyroid problem.
If your cat just started doing this, I personally would take her to the vet, just to be sure.
Post # 5
It doesn’t hurt to get them checked. Our big orange was throwing up last year to the point where he would vomit up food then kept vomiting until it was just bile. He did it for 3 days in a row so I took him as it seemed off. They x-rayed and checked him up/down. He was fine but they had me give him pepcid for an upset tummy. Hopefully that’s all your kitty has. But all the same, cats are the great pretenders and they can hide awful illnesses. We just lost one of our other cats to anemia/leukemia last wednesday and only found out he was sick 3 weeks ago when we took him to the vet because he was acting a bit funny. The vet can give you levels of testing based on cost to check it out. The big thing would be checking for an obstruction. Is she tender to her belly? If so, it could be a blockage that they can give them laxitives for. At the least they can check for the big things and rule them out. And that can give you peace of mind.
Post # 6
Our dog was frequently throwing up mucus / phlegm and the vet ultimately diagnosed her with minor reflux issues. We give her a Pepcid pill with each meal now and its never happened since.