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What is Vomiting of Blood?

Hematemesis is often a sign of gastrointestinal disorders or bleeding. Contact your vet immediately during the first instance if possible, but especially if the vomiting of blood has persisted for more than 3 days.

While vomiting in cats can be quite common, vomiting of blood, known as hematemesis, may be an indication of a serious condition that warrants immediate veterinary attention. The blood in a cat’s vomit may be bright red or dark-colored with an appearance often likened to “coffee grounds”, which can be differentiated from spots of blood present in the vomit. Spots of blood in the vomit may result from irritation caused by vomiting. However, it is a good idea to seek veterinary attention despite what the blood looks like or what you think the cause may be.

Symptoms of Vomiting of Blood in Cats

If blood  in your cat’s vomit is bright red, it is fresh and may have been caused by external trauma to the esophagus, such as swallowing a foreign object, or an oral condition. Darker blood may indicate issues lower in the digestive tract. If the problem persists, seek immediate veterinary attention for your cat as soon as you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness or lethargy
  • Pawing at the mouth or teeth
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood present in the stool
  • Black colored stool
  • Shallow breathing
  • Signs of anemia
  • Depression
  • Signs of pain
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Seizures

Causes of Vomiting of Blood in Cats

There are several causes of vomiting of blood in cats. Your vet will be able to determine the cause upon diagnosis. Possible causes include, but are not limited to:

  • Adverse reaction to medication
  • Gingivitis
  • Trauma to the esophagus
  • Ulcers located in the gastrointestinal tract or esophagus
  • Respiratory disease
  • Certain cancers, particularly if tumors are bleeding
  • Blood clotting conditions

Diagnosis of Vomiting of Blood in Cats

Your vet will ask you about any specific events or known disorders that may have led to the vomiting. Be sure to answer all your vet’s questions to the best of your ability, and be prepared to provide a list of any medications your cat is currently taking.

Your vet can use a number of tests to determine the cause of vomiting of blood. The vet may make a tentative diagnosis based on presentation of symptoms. Tests are required for a definitive diagnosis. Your vet may analyze your cat’s blood and urine in addition to performing an endoscopy, c, ultrasound, and x-rays. If cancer is suspected, the vet may take a biopsy of the gastrointestinal tract.

Do not take a sample of vomit or stool to the vet with you unless it is specifically requested, since you may not have a sanitary means of transport. Vets cannot effectively test vomit samples for disease and other conditions, so these may not be helpful.

Treatment of Vomiting of Blood in Cats

Treatment will vary based on the underlying cause:

Disease

In many cases of vomiting of blood caused by disease, treatment may be more aggressive depending on the disease. Certain diseases may be managed by drug therapy. Gingivitis can be treated through a thorough dental cleaning. Hospitalization and intravenous fluid therapy may also be required to restore electrolytes and fluids lost during vomiting.

Ulcers

The vet may prescribe medication that will help prevent the ulcer from causing any more harm to the lining of the stomach and reduce the acidity of the stomach environment. A special or bland diet is usually also prescribed. Surgery is another method of treatment for ulcers, which will require an endoscopy beforehand to locate the ulcers. Your vet will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor the ulcers through endoscopy.

Cancer

Depending on the location and stage of the cancer, treatment methods may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment. Your vet will discuss your options with you based on your cat’s specific needs.

Recovery of Vomiting of Blood in Cats

Recovery and prognosis will vary based on the underlying cause and the recommended course of treatment. Be sure to follow all your vet’s treatment and recovery instructions carefully.

If your cat has been diagnosed with gingivitis, you will need to ensure that you take proper care of your cat’s teeth by brushing them each day. Your vet will be able to advise you on a dental care regimen.

If your cat has been prescribed drug therapy to treat gastrointestinal ulcers, it is imperative that you administer the medication for the entire duration of the recommended treatment period even if symptoms start to clear up. Failure to do so could result in aggressive recurrence.

If your cat has had surgery, ensure that he or she does not irritate the surgery site. After any major operation or procedure, you’ll need to provide a warm, safe place for your cat to rest. Additionally, you should ensure that clean drinking water is always available and accessible. Your vet will be able to advise you on dietary changes.

Vomiting of Blood Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Kylie
Maine Coon
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My cat Kylie is 6 years old. She started vomiting last night it was a little pinkish but as the day has gone on she is vomiting a lot of bright red blood. She is acting normal except she doesn't want to eat. What could be wrong?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kylie could have an intestinal foreign body, parasites, an infection, or a growth that is causing those signs. Since I cannot examine her, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they will be able to look at her, determine what might be happening, and recommend any testing or treatment that may be necessary. I hope that all goes well for her.

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M
Domestic long hair
10 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Overeating
hematemesis
Obesity
Grass cravings
Vomiting

Our cat M was adopted when he was around 3 years old; he weighed 9 pounds. He is always excited by his basic kibble (Purina Cat Naturals, which he has eaten since adoption) and now weighs 17lb. He has always been food-motivated, prone to frequent eating, overeating, and immediate regurgitation if I don’t limit his portions. When he’s allowed outside (about once per week), he goes straight for the grass and vomits that up as well.

Two weeks ago, M had his feline distemper and rabies vaccines updated. He has always been given Boehringer for rabies, but this time he was given Nobivac. That same day, we bought a fresh bag of his usual brand of kibble. M was utterly unenthused with the fresh bag and refused to eat from it for two full days. When we finally offered him the last few stale morsels of the old bag, he ate them ravenously as if he had been starved (despite free access to the new bag of food). He has since continued to be uninterested in the new bag of food, and will only accept the occasional bit of wet canned food.

About a week after his vaccines, M was given Advantage Multi for endo/ectoparasites. He has since lost his appetite entirely (although energy, affection, and alertness levels are as high as ever) and has been vomiting bile. (His vomit typically consists of undigested intact kibble.) Today, he ate some grass and vomited a rather large puddle (about 1 oz) of clear liquid lightly tinged with blood and, of course, a couple blades of grass.

He has since shown no interest in wet or dry food and has begun opting to drink from the toilet rather than his filtered water. I put ~40mcg of fully-active folate powder on a small bite of wet food and administered it as I would a pill. He tolerated it well and came and snuggled up with me for a nap.

Were the vaccines, new bag of food, and parasite treatment all coincidences with the timing of M’s continued changes in vomiting? Perhaps he has a longstanding nutritional deficiency or other subtle malady? Should I continue the folate supplements address any possible nutritional deficiency and get him back on track? What other issues could M be facing that may be linked to his longtime penchant for grass, current sapped appetite, and the blood-tinged vomit?

We are traveling right now and not in the same country as his regular vet, so access to his medical history will be nearly impossible. What can I do for him myself, and what tests or considerations should I ask a new vet about when I take him for an appointment?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that M is having these problems! His sudden decrease in appetite may have been related to his vaccines, as sometimes cats do feel a little 'flu-ish' after vaccines. I am concerned that the problem is continuing, however. I think it would be a good idea to see a veterinarian in the city that you are in, and have an exam and basic screening panel done to rule out any underlying disease, as he is not a young cat anymore. If his lab work is normal, there are medications that can be given to settle his stomach and help get his appetite back, and you can breathe a little easier knowing that systemically he is okay. I hope that all goes well for M.

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Deej
DOMESTIC
18 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea, vomiting blood
Diarrhea

I have a 18 year old male cat, he's been losing weight for the past two years about, 25 lbs he has lost. he's had diarrhea for the past year sometimes with red blood in it. today he started to vomit clear with red blood and looks like clots in it. is there anything I can do for him or a vet could do for him? He eats small amounts many many times a day, canned food which I add water to he more drinks the juice from it and he likes to have every day The Delectable lickable bisque cat treats which I have given him daily for over a year. He seems so weak lately and has stumbled had a hard time walking at times or holding himself up. Thank you for any advice you can give me

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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At his age, and with that dramatic weight loss, blood in his diarrhea, and blood in his vomit, it would be a very good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian. Without seeing him, I can't say what might be going on, but with a little testing and an examination, a veterinarian may be able to provide him some relief, or get treatment if there are any systemic diseases that he is having. Older cats are commonly affected by kidney disease, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism, all of which have treatment possibilities. I hope that Deej is okay.

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elisha
orange tabby cat
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool & vomiting blood

my cat is puking and pooping blood and he also has worms but we gave him de-wormer and he still has them but we cant take to the vet what does it mean when he is pooping and puking blood??

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Bloody diarrhea and vomiting can be a very serious condition, and can be caused by many things, including parasites, a foreign body, a systemic disease, or an intestinal infection. Elisha needs to be seen by a veterinarian and have medical care to help him get over this problem. I hope that he is okay.

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pixie
Domestic long hair
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

vomiting,runny pooh
Vomiting

my daughters domestic long haired cat is vomiting bright red blood and she also has sloopy pooh with bright red blood in it. She is 4 years old over the past 4 days she has been feeding her kangaroo treats and just wondering if these may have caused the bleed.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure what the cause of her vomiting and diarrhea is, but anytime there is blood in either of those, it is best to have her seen. A veterinarian will be able to examine her, determine what might be causing this problem, and recommend any treatment that she may need. I hope that she is okay.

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sprout
Black
8 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My cat has been vomiting on and off for a couple of years. Eventually after every test and scan possible the vet discovered that the cat had feline HIV and said that he would soon have to be put to sleep. He was still lively and taking an interest in life. But tonight he has vomited and there is quite a bit of dark blood in it as well as clots and what looks like tissue - part of his intestine. Basically a small bloody lump. His behaviour has not changed and he is still eating. Obviously it's looking like it is time to put him to sleep. I guess I just want to know if I should take him tonight or if I can do it tomorrow. He doesn't appear to be showing signs of pain and like I said he is eating.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Sprout is eating and acting normally otherwise he may be able to get a medication for his intestinal condition, to control it so that he can continue to enjoy life. Without knowing more about his situation, I can't say for sure, but it does not seem that he needs to be seen tonight, but can wait until the morning.

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Fuzzy nuts
Persian
9 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of weight
Loss of weight, vomit

We have 2 cats but recently the younger one of the two fuzzy nuts about 2 months ago started to loss a little weight. He has acted normal eat , normal digestion behavior , social.so we thought until the weight still dropping.Really skinny.there has been a few occasions that vomit really smells bad. I need to know what to do besides the obvious. I would love to take him to the Vet but the Money is tuff.i know it's a must but I just dont have it. when cats come in for this what are the top 3 solutions. What Medicine over the counter is good to try at this point. There has to be sonething out there or a few different home solutions. It has to be a virus or tap warm. He got sick right around when everyone was getting the flu. I notice him sick and told myself it will pass through it seemed that he was fluish for about 2 weeks. He hasn't been the same since. Please help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Fuzzy Nuts it is not possible for me to say what the cause is; infections, parasites, tumours, liver disease, kidney disease, poisoning, foreign objects among many other causes. The problem is that the symptoms are vague and are common with hundreds of possible conditions; you should be worming Fuzzy Nuts regularly as part of your prevention plan but if you haven’t you can give something like Drontal. However, I would strongly recommend a visit to a Veterinarian, charity clinics and nonprofits may be able to help - see link below. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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Wade & Lucy
Russian Blue & American Shorthair
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

I have 2 cats. A 1 1/2 yr old Male & 8 1/2 yr old female. We found bright red, watery blood on the table where my male cat lays & some on the floor. I'm not sure which cat it came from. Both are eating, drinking, playing, & behaving normally. Neither are lethargic. We think my male cat cut his paw but we also think my female may have vomited. Should I rush them to the vet or watch them closely since they are acting normal?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Wade and Lucy I cannot say whether or not this is an emergency, but you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to see Wade’s paw and to check Lucy over to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kara
domestic short hair
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomit
blood in vomit

My cat ate a plastic ribbon, she threw it up but I’m concerned because there’s appears to be blood in her vomit. She’s acting normally and she’s eating and drinking but I’m concerned. Should I take her to the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Kara continues to vomit, and there continues to be blood in her vomit, or if she stops eating, it would be best to have her seen. If the vomit was a one-time event and the ribbon irritated her stomach, she may recover uneventfully. I hope that she is okay.

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Finn
dsh
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

blood in vomit
Vomiting
Swollowing excessively

For about 3 days Finn has been swollowing a lot randomly like his throat has been bothering him. His meow sounded a little raspier than usual. Today he has been swollowing excessively and threw up twice. When he threw up his cough was very hoarse/deep sounding like I’ve never heard from a cat before. His vomit consisted of mostly food, a little grass, some thick clear mucus, and a tiny bit of bright red blood. He is acting mostly normal; still eating, normal poop, purring a lot, being social... other than his swallowing. I’m worried because I’ve never seen blood in his vomit before. What could it be?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The presence of blood is always concerning, but it is difficult to determine an origin without an examination; there may be gastric ulcers, a bleed in the mouth or upper respiratory tract among other causes. If Finn is swallowing excessively, there may be some acid reflux or something irritating his throat; hold off food for a few hours and then feed him small chunks of boiled chicken to see if he keeps them down, if so offer small portions every few hours and monitor. If there is no improvement visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dodo
Domestic cat
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Hi I’m not sure if my cat is vomiting blood but she vomited something which was pale red and salivary and you could see through it. it wasn’t a lot just two small amounts. She has an appetite and her stool was normal. Showing no signs of distress and when I touch her she has no pain. Doesn’t feel as if she has a temperature either.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1051 Recommendations
If you think that Dodo did vomit blood, and her food isn't red colored, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian to make sure that she is okay. It is good that she is otherwise normal, but the possible blood in her vomit could be a sign that she needs treatment. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Cookie
Cat short hair
4 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine
Depressed
Tired
Vomiting
Not Moving

She vomited blood last night... been tired all night and really not wanting to move. She has been stressed out last 3 days because we are moving and has been hiding behind the drier especially when movers were in the house. But till yesterday 3pm she was herself. Idk if she ate something, if she is stressed out or is ill... please help. Thank you. Time to time over last few months my mom says she has seen little blood when she peed.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Cookie has been urinating blood, and is now vomiting blood and seems lethargic, she really needs to be seen by a veterinarian today. They will be able to examine her, determine what might be going on, and get her any treatment that she may need. I hope that she is okay.

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Bear
domestic short hair
10 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood colored vomit, blood in vomit

My male cat started throwing up red/orange colored vomit yesterday (it closely resembles the color of blood) and I noticed there are some streaks of blood then a small round clot of blood about the size of a BB gun pellet. I cannot think of anything he had except maybe he got into hot sauce. My mom gave him and his sister treats and she threw up the same stuff as him and she also gave our older cat the same treats and he’s been throwing up but his isn’t bloody or blood colored. My 2 other cats haven’t had those treats and they haven’t thrown up. I’m really worried about him and I don’t have the money for a vet appointment at this time but I need help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2472 Recommendations
Firstly, throw away the treats as all cats which consumed them have vomited; you should ensure that Bear is hydrated and you could give famotidine at 0.25mg/lb twice per day to reduce acid in the stomach, after around twelve hours offer some chucks of boiled chicken breast to see if he can keep it down. If there is no improvement in Bear’s condition you should visit a Veterinarian or Emergency Veterinarian regardless of cost. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I made an appointment for bear and ended up cancelling it because he is back to his normal self. He’s eating and drinking fine and running around with his sister and the dogs. He gave me quite a scare but I’m so happy he’s ok.

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Noor
Mixed turkish
1 Year
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Eats Less

Hi. I just found very watery bright red blood in my bathroom. I am worried its the cat. He was out since uesterday and came back home really thin and scared. Can you pls help no vomiting seen.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1051 Recommendations
If you are seeing blood that you suspect has come from your cat, and he was outside unattended, it would be best to have him seen at your nearest 24 hour veterinary clinic. Without seeing him, I cannot comment on what might be going on, but he needs to have veterinary attention.

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Willie
tabby
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

My 2 year old cat got fixed 4 days ago. He just coughed up blood bright red the size of a half dollar. It had a piece of his food in it. The vets are closed around advise for the over night stay

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for coughing or vomiting up blood and may be related to the recent surgery, the presence of food indicates that it would have come from the stomach. Irritation to the stomach may lead to some bleeding which may be seen with the vomit, you should keep an eye on Willie for the time being and visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Midnight
Cat unknown
4 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Throwing up blood

Medication Used

none

I have a cat who is at least 4 mos. Old he has been fine eating playing. Tonight he started whining alot and then threw up. When i went to clean it up it was really red looking like blood. My son said he did that earlier it was red and chunky. I have no clue what the cats medical history is i know the lady down the street was hand raising him and she couldn't afford the food and litter. So we ended up with him. He hasnt eaten his food tonight. He had never done this before. We keep him in doors. I can't afford to take him to the vet

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many possible causes for vomiting blood including gastric ulcers, poisoning, foreign objects, infections, parasites among other causes. It is important to keep Midnight hydrated and to offer small portions of bland food like chunks of boiled chicken; you should also get him veterinary attention, there are many charity clinics and nonprofits which may be able to help you just need to search for one online and reach out to them. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Einstein Thomas
DOMESTIC
14 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Throws up food. Like an ulser.

Since age 1 and now almost 15yrs, has a problem keeping dry food down. At times he cries right after eating like he is in pain. Sometimes he will go a couple days and throw up blood/pink tinged foam.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the symptoms you are describing which include esophageal disorders, gastric ulcers, dietary issues, liver disease among other causes; a chronic issue like this should have been brought up with your Veterinarian years ago and an underlying cause determined. Without examining Einstein Thomas, I cannot say what the specific cause is. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Perisha
American Shorthair
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

I have a 10yr old house cat(deaf) that has a diet of raw kangaroo and dry holistic select biscuits all her life and as a treat every now and then gets raw kidneys mixed in her kangaroo. She eats grass regularly and vomits. I noticed a few times that the saliva that was vomitted out was slightly pink (blood) should I be worried? I have never had her teeth checked as she becomes feral when i have taken her to vet and cannot tolerate others touching , she would need to be sedated if she goes to the vet

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It might be a good idea to have a check up for her, some senior blood work, and evaluate why she might have blood-tinged vomit, whether is is her mouth, a food sensitivity, parasites, or a bacterial infection. At 10 years old, Perisha is becoming a senior cat, and it is always a good idea to keep up on health concerns that come up as they get older. If she needs sedation, there are safe sedatives that your veterinarian can use so that she cna be examined. I hope that all goes well for her!

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Misha
Ragdoll
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Appetite

I found dark calaguated blood in my cat’s throw up shes lost her appetite over the last few days she’s 12 yrs old and a indoor cat with no prior health issues , she’s has a appointment to see her vet 33hrs from now should I take her in to a emergency vet right away or would waiting till her appointment by okay

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Since Misha has started vomiting blood, it would be better to have her seen sooner than later. if you can get her in to see her veterinarian tomorrow it would be better than waiting until the next day to have her seen, so that they can evaluate her and make sure that she is okay. If she seems stable, she can wait until tomorrow - if you don't think that she seems stable, you may want to take her in tonight to an emergency clinic. If you're not sure, it would be better to error on the side of caution and have her seen tonight. I hope that she is okay.

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Sheru
Stray cat
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in vomiting chest congestion

Its 3 and a half year old vimitted blood today but was not dark not eating much and have chest congestion as well not even can't properly meowing please help me with mild fever as well

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Sheru I cannot say what the specific cause is; the presence of blood is concerning especially if there is a lot. Infections, parasites, gastric ulceration, poisoning, foreign objects among other causes may cause the vomiting of blood among other symptoms. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be given. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Willow
Unknown
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood clot in sick and in poo

HI we’ve been struggling with our cat willow for awhile recently using the litter tray, we’ve done everything we thought possible to get her to go back to the litter tray however I thought she was having runny poos however we’ve just witnessed her being sick and there was blood clots in there and it looks exactly like what we thought were runny poos. I did think I noticed spotting of blood in the poos I was picking up but I wasn’t sure untill today. She isn’t showing anything out of the ordinary either she seems herself.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Willow today. She should be seen by her veterinarian, as that defnitely isn't normal! Possible causes may be a partial foreign body, dietary intolerance, uncontrolled hairballs, parasites, or GI bleeding. Since it seems to have been going on for a little while, it would be a good idea to have her seen and resolve this problem so that she is healthy. I hope that she is okay!

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El Gato
DMH
17 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

blood in vomit

Geriatric cat has blood in vomit. He is on methimazole for low theyroid, monitored by our veterinarian. Cat is 17 years old & has had blood panel done at veterinarians office We were told that while no other irregularities presented in blood test results, the thyroid issue could be masking problems with kidney function. Despite Methimazole (2.5 mg/ 2xs/day ) kitty has lost weight despite ravenous appetite. Has vomited 4-5 timed in the last 36 Hours. Drank small quantity of water. How can we best assess for kidney function? Could kidney problems be the cause of vomiting with blood? Previously, cat almost never vomits

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Vomiting may be a sign of kidney disease, or thyroid disease. Those two together can be a tightrope to manage, as you don't want to decrease kidney blood perfusion, but you need to treat the thyroid... both are quite easily monitored through blood tests, and if his kidney and thyroid values haven't been checked recently, it would be a good idea to have them checked. You veterinarian may be able to prescribe something to settle El Gato's stomach, as well, since he is vomiting and has blood in the vomit. I hope that everything goes well for him.

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Xena
Bengal
3 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting blood

A year ago my cat ate some Sapo Palm and started vomiting blood. My vet ran tests and found no issues or concerns though and my cat got better on her own in a few days. She doesn't vomit often at all, but since then, it's always a bright pinkish-red colour (no clots). During the past year she got sick again and was vomiting, was lethargic, and her abdomen was sensitive. It cleared up in 2 days though and we still don't know what caused it.

Today she hasn't been able to eat anything without immediately throwing up (blood again present in vomit). She can drink water fine, is not lethargic, no abdominal sensitivity and is actually quite active. She's an indoor cat and we removed any possible toxic plants. I'm worried that the sapo palm did some permanent damage to her system She also never used to vomit before. Is she just eating weird stuff again or should I be really concerned at this point and bring her to a vet? Thank you!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Xena. I would be concerned at this point, yes - vomiting blood is not normal for cats, and the fact that she has done it a few times is concerning. She may have a food sensitivity or intestinal infection, or parasites that need to be treated. She should probably be examined by your veterinarian today

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sydney
American Shorthair
20 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy

My 20 year old cat threw up this morning, and it was just water. about an hour later, he threw up again and it was pink with a tiny bright red clot in it. he didn't eat this morning and has been laying around, gingerly laying down when he adjusts himself. I caught him chewing on the pine needles of my artificial christmas tree. could he have an irritation from that?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Whilst it is possible that the pine needles may be causing some gastrointestinal irritation, I would be more concerned with other possible causes in a geriatric cat of Sydney’s age; foreign bodies, infections, parasites, kidney failure, liver failure, poisoning among other causes may cause these symptoms. I would ensure that he is hydrated and eating/defecating/urinating normally; however I would also recommend a general check by your Veterinarian and possibly a blood test for good measure. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Liam
Half Persian
2 Years 9 months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting blood
Loss of Appetite

We just changed homes and my cat Liam kept vomiting for a while and then started vomiting blood. He wouldn't eat anything and just keeps vomiting. Tried giving him 5 different types of cat food but still didn't eat. Cannot find a vet here so need help fast.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting may be caused by a variety of different conditions which may include infections, parasites, liver disease, kidney disease, stress (from the move), irritants in the new home among other causes; due to the wide variety of possible causes I cannot say specifically which one is the cause, you should try to feed a bland diet to Liam in small regular portions but finding a new local Veterinarian is also important to check him over. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Catalina
Domestic cat
1 year and 4 months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness
Blood vomit
Dark stool
Vomiting blood

My cat catalina is vomiting blood and her stool is dark... she has been sick for a while... the vet said that she had some poisoning and gave her several injections but the cat’s situation now is getting worse...

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Catalina is suffering from a poisoning episode, then the specific type of poison would need to be identified (if possible) to help with the treatment; otherwise your Veterinarian can only offer supportive and symptomatic care to her. With symptoms of lethargy, vomiting blood and black faeces we definitely are looking at gastrointestinal bleeding which may be caused by many different sources of poisoning; all that can be done in this case is to give something to reduce acid in the stomach and to give fluids along with other care as required. A blood test to check blood counts as well as liver and kidney function would be useful also. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nippy
domestic short hair
12 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

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Vomiting blood

Hi, my cat, nippy, has just vomited blood with a dry food pellet. Over the last 2 days she has vomited hair balls. We have had her for about 2 months now and she has never vomited and she is acting completely normal. Playing, eating, going to the toilet etc. should we take her to the vet immediately or monitor her?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Nippy is otherwise seemingly in good health, keep an eye on her if there was only a small amount of blood and try offering smaller portions of food more often but if Nippy seems to be in pain, there is a large quantity of blood or you’re generally concerned you should visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ana
Oriental Shorthair
15 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My cat was womiting blood this morning. First it was food that came up, but then after she throw up blood 2 times. I took her to the vet. They took x ray and blood work. The vet said she has a smaller liver than normal. Crp normal, and blood work normal. I got some medicines with me home called Sucralan. The vet said these are for stomach ulcers, and I have to give 2 doses each day for 3 day's. Isn't this a short period? We have a appointment on Tuesday for a ultrasound. I didn't get any answer about why she's throwing up blood. It seems like they don't know. My cat doesn't have much appetitt, and is more sleepy and tired than usually. What can this mean?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for a cat to vomit blood which include stomach ulcers, foreign objects, upper respiratory tract bleeding, parasites, poisoning, liver disease among other causes; the medication prescribed will be to tie you over the weekend (Saturday/Sunday/Monday) until you visit your Veterinarian again for an ultrasound, after the ultrasound they can determine what next. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I'm wondering about the medecine Sucralan. This has helped here. Is this a indication that she has stomach ulcers? Or something else wrong with her stomach?

And is 3 day's with this medecine enough? It seems to short to really help her stomach?

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Stuart
American Shorthair
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Constant Vomiting

My male cat Stuart has been throwing up constantly. He throws up maybe 2-3 times a week. One time, he threw up just bile, and it was pink, around the color of blood. (it looked like blood). The vomit before, looked like just the color of his food. Today, he just threw up yellow vomit with red in it. We are not sure what it was, it was most likely blood, my I am not sure. He is an indoor cat, and has never gone outside. He is around 2 years old.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. There are many reasons that Stuart may be having this problem, including parasites, food intolerance, hairballs, or partial foreign bodies. Since it doesn't seem to be getting better, and there is blood in the vomit, it would be a good idea to have him examined by your veterinarian, as they can look at him, give him a good exam, and determine what might be going on. I hope that he does well.

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Ronaldo
Himalayan
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

vomiting light blood

Hi,my male cat is 2 years.He was playing with golden theads yesterday.I came from work today.He vomited couple of threads.then he started vomiting light blood few times.What should l do.Thanks

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Ronaldo was playing with thread, and has been vomiting them up, he should be seen by your veterinarian. Thread can be very damaging as a foreign body, and your veterinarian may want to take some x-rays to make sure that the thread has not worked its' way into his intestines. They will be able to give you more information once they have examined him and assessed his health status. I hope that he is okay.

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Moony
domestic short hair
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody vomiting

I just found my cat in the basement and he was laying down acting tired. I approached him and tried to pick him up and he started meowing as if he was in pain. He diarrhea’d where he was laying and he had something that looked like blood on his paws and around the mouth. I looked around after I brought him away from here and there was blood behind the washing machine. I concluded her threw up blood, at first I thought he got into the roach bait traps we had hidden behind there, but they weren’t punctured or damaged at all. Now he’s tired, breathing looks to be fine, and he’s responding to sound, but a bit slowly, but he still vommitted up blood.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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From what you have described, it sounds like Moony has been poisoned by something; there are many substances which may cause a poisoning event in a basement (licking the outside of containers where chemicals have dribbled etc…). In this case I would highly recommend you visit a Veterinarian immediately since we don’t know what caused this and Moony needs to be checked over and stabilised if necessary. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Miu
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Bloody

My 7.5-month cat Luna woke up this morning and did not eat her usual dental treat. About an hour after I put out her treats, she took a few sips of water but then later vomited what looked like food from last night. Her energy level was moderate during the day with her usual naps here and there. She did not eat any of her midday food (I put out dry food in the kitchen and a portion of her wet food in the living room). Just a few minutes ago, she vomited clear liquid and white foam that had small specs of bright red blood (not a lot of specs but enough for me to be alarmed). I am currently in between jobs and cannot afford the vet in our area. Is this kind of vomiting something that I should just monitor because it will pass by tomorrow? She is walking around the apartment and is very cuddly today. Other than the vomiting and not eating, her behavior is not too out of the ordinary for her. Sometimes she will wait until late to eat, I've noticed so the vomiting is really my concern.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Luna is just a little off her food or there may be something more serious going on, without examining her I cannot say whether she has an infection, parasites, intestinal obstruction, poisoning or another condition. Monitor for now, withhold any treats and feed a basic bland diet (chucks of boiled chicken) to see if that improves things; the clear vomit with white foam would have been due to acid accumulation in the stomach which may cause vomiting. If you don’t see any improvement by tonight or tomorrow morning you should visit a Veterinarian (regardless of cost) or find a charity clinic (regardless of distance). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mittens
tabby
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

My 8 month old cat about a month ago started pooping with blood in the stool. Still acted fine, ate, etc. We have taken her to the vet 3 times over the last few weeks because it wasn’t resolved. She has long hair and was stressed around Christmas so we thought that was what it was. Took her to the vet yesterday and the vet thought maybe some kind of bacteria in her system causing blood in stool. Started a new antibiotic today called Clavamox and now she’s puking acid like stuff with blood. Should we be concerned??

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I would be concerned, yes. If she is vomiting blood after having had stool with blood in it, it would be a good idea to follow up with your veterinarian. If she hasn't had x-rays, that might be a good idea. Clavamox can cause mild stomach upset, but that seems like more than mild stomach upset. It would be best to contact your veterinarian and find out what the next step is. I hope that she is okay.

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Hamlet
Siamese
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

My Siamese male cat a little over a year and a half old started vomiting blood Its a bright bright pinkish color pinkish red color he's sleeping a lot not eating drinking a little bit of water here and there what should I do and what do you think it is

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining him, I can't say what might be happening to Hamlet, but it would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Possible causes for what he is doing might be parasites, an intestinal blockage, or a systemic disease, and he will need treatment as soon as possible.

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Prince
Siamese
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting ,lethargic ,no appetite

Hi, Later last night around 8:30 pm my cat started throwing up constantly it started out as throwing up treats that he got into. and he still is and since last night around 10 til now he’s been throwing up a foamy pink bile. He also won’t eat or drink we’ve been forcing little bits of water in him. And he won’t move really unless he needs to throw up. I don’t know what to do or who else to contact as all the vets are closed today. I don’t want anything bad to happen to him.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for the symptoms which you are describing which include infections, foreign objects, parasites, poisoning, food sensitivity or other causes; during these bouts of vomiting it is important to try to keep Prince hydrated but do not give any food at this time. If the vomiting continues you should find a Veterinarian or Emergency Veterinarian regardless of distance or cost. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Smokey
Russian Blue
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting bright red substance
Vomiting bright red substance and l

My cat woke up this morning and immediately started vomiting a bright red substance. He is also usually a big eater, but has not once attempted to eat. He appears to have little energy, which is the complete opposite of what he usually is. He has done nothing but lay in the chair, and has vomited the said bright red substance 8-9 times today.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Smokey is vomiting this much blood (what we suspect is blood) you should take him to a Veterinarian immediately since gastric bleeding may lead to more serious issues which may become fatal; infections, parasites, poisoning, ulceration, foreign objects among other causes may be leading to these bouts of vomiting. I would recommend visiting a Veterinarian immediately (General or Emergency). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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CLYDE
Mancoon
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fatigue

My cat Clyde started puking up yellow puke yesterday afternoon until now, I came home tonight and he had popped out blood, and also had got it all over his fur. He is also not acting like himself, he's acting sluggish

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for a cat to vomit bile and/or blood; gastrointestinal bleeding, food sensitivity, poisoning, kidney disease, liver disease, parasites, intestinal obstruction among other causes may be the underlying cause. Try to give Clyde a bland diet in small portions to see if there is any improvement but you should visit your Veterinarian to check him over to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bear
dsh
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My dear cat Bear has thrown up about 6 times today. He ate breakfast fine like normal and then threw it all up a few hours later. After that it was just bile but he has thrown up blood 3 times now in the past 2 1/2hrs. He is currently weak acting, not moving around too much and hasn’t drank water for several hours. He also hasn’t relieved himself from what we can tell. We have another cat who is normal and doing fine. I called a vet clinic to see what they suggested and said to monitor him for the next 12hrs but I am very concerned! How many times should I let him vomit the blood before taking him in? The color hasn’t changed, mostly bright pinkish red.
Only thing foreign that he got into was the flocking on our Christmas tree this morning.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I can't examine him or diagnose anything, but that much vomiting is very concerning, as is his lethargy. It may be the flocking from the tree, or something that you aren't aware of that he ate. It would be best to take him in to be seen right away, rather than wait 12 hours. I hope that he is okay.

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Archer
American Shorthair
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

blood in vomit

Medication Used

Canin gastrointestinal

I recently (2-3 days ago) switched my cat to gastrointestinal dry cat food because of his constipation. This morning, he threw up a small (what looked like a) hair ball. Right beside it, he threw up a little pool of watery blood. Can the food be the cause? Should I be concerned? He still seems to be eating and drinking (I put fish oil and water in his food) and still meows. He has been cuddly for the past couple of days.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The blood may be related to the hair ball, or the food change. Because he vomited blood, it would be a good idea to have him seen by your veterinarian to make sure that he is okay - they can check and make sure that the food that you chose is a good one for his GI problems, and may be able to suggest a different one if he will tolerate it better. I hope that he is okay!

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Ashley
Gray
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

hematemesis

Hi my kitten Ashley ate a small succulent 2 days ago. She has been throwing up about 3 times a day and a couple times during the night. It is mot often light pink liquid. Her activity seems normal, she is still napping during the day and playing but the blood in her vomit is concerning.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. I agree, the blood in her vomit is concerning. Without examining her, I can't diagnose her, but if she has been continuing to vomit multiple times during day, and it is tinged with blood, she should see her veterinarian - she may just need an anti-vomiting medication to settle her stomach, or a bland diet for a few days, but she needs to get this resolved. I hope that she does well.

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Skittles
mixed
Eight Months
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Our 8 month old female kitten Skittles has vomited approx 3 times today very watery with a orange/red tinge - could this be blood? Otherwise acting normally, maybe a Little subdued. Have cleansed all bedding area, litter area, food area and have only put down water thinking to starve her for 12 hours?
Boy kitten also sick today but two short lengths of Xmas tag string in the mix.... seems fine now!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Skittles. The orange/red tinge to the vomit is probably blood, yes. It would be best to have her examined by your veterinarian if there is a chance that she ate string, as that can become a life-threatening condition fairly quickly. I hope that she is okay!

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Scarlet
domestic short hair
Unknown
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cat Scarlet vomited this morning, it contained only saliva and blood. She has thrown up a couple hood size hairballs within tge last week and a half. She seems to be acting normally. But she did have a pimple on her chin that popped on its own 3 days ago, but I don't think she even notices, and the scab is almost gone and healed up now.She also has FIV/Feline AIDS, but she was at the vet about a month ago and they said she was fine then. I haven't changed anything in her diet recently either.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A cat may vomit for various reasons and may have been an isolated incident or caused by an infection, parasites, intestinal obstruction, empty stomach among other causes; I would keep an eye on Scarlet and feed her smaller meals more often, if she continues vomiting I would take her in to your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitty
Idk
1 Year
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bad poop smell. Blood from m

My cat likes to hang out in the bathroom sinks. Every time I look in the sinks, there’s blood splatter. Sometimes around the sink as well. It has to be her. Her poop also always smells so bad all the time. Is she ok?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Jodi, thank you for contacting us about Kitty. That is not normal. Without seeing her, I don't know if the blood is coming from her urine, if she is vomiting, or if she is sneezing, but she should have a good examination by your veterinarian to try and find the source of the bleeding and treat her for it. I hope that she is okay.

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Jazzy
Bombay
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My male cat Jazzy is 7 going on 8 years old, he's not as active as he once was and prefers to lay around all day. He'll lay on my stomach for hours without moving and whenever I try to lift him up he acts as if he's in pain, i can't tell if its just laziness or theres something seriously wrong with him. He threw up a red colored vomit twice this week? what could be wrong?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Abdominal pain is a common cause for lethargy in cats and if Jazzy vomited red fluid (blood?) twice, this may indicate gastric ulcers or a tumour (among other causes). At this point, a visit to your Veterinarian would be indicated to check Jazzy over to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Angel
Long hair black and white
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

My cat has been vomiting for a while now and she just started getting diarrhea a few weeks ago. We took her to the vet when she first started getting sick and they did several tests on her and found nothing wrong. We switched her to wet food because she gets sick more often with the dry food. She is still super skinny and hasn’t gained any weight back. Just this morning she threw up, the first time in a few days, and it was all liquid and bright pink in color. We’re not sure what else to do to try and help her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I would firstly check Angel’s faeces for parasites and give an anthelmintic to be on the safe side; also feeding a gastrointestinal sensitive diet may also help too. I am sure your Veterinarian already performed blood tests which would have come back normal or you would have commented something; the pink fluid may be indicating blood in the vomit which may be due to gastrointestinal ulceration which may be secondary to another condition so another visit to your Veterinarian would be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tweaker
Persian
7 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
blood in vomit
Vomiting

Tweaker vomited two hairballs over the last three or four days, and both looked like they had some blood in it. My dad and stepmom like to feed him table scraps - which I refuse to do - and we recently changed his diet from free-feeding dry food to controlled grain-free food.

He also had diarrhea after he came back from visiting my mom's not-so-sanitary house... When should it be time to see a vet? The diarrhea has stopped after a week and a half, but the vomit is new.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to stop your Dad and Stepmom from feeding table scraps as many humans foods can be toxic to cats, all it takes is a lapse in judgement. If Tweaker has problems with hairballs, an over the counter remedy may help with that; keep an eye on Tweaker and if the vomiting with blood continues or gets worse, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oreo
British Longhair
1 Year
Critical condition
4 found helpful
Critical condition

Hi. My cat has had diarrhoea for a couple of days now. Today I realised she had eaten chicken off a bone and has now vomited all that she ate as well as blood. Can I wait a couple of hours to avoid emergency vet prices. I'm worried to leave her

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sometimes just vomiting something up will help, other times further care is required; if Oreo is in a lot of pain or distress, visit an Emergency Clinic otherwise keep a close eye on her and encourage her drink after a while. If there was any seasoning on the chicken, this may complicate this cases as many seasoning are toxic to animals. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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