What the hell did my cat puke up?
September 26, 2007 7:21 PM   Subscribe

Does this sound familiar: cat vomiting pinkish-red fluid after receiving rabies, and/or FVCVP vaccines? (Vet office is aware, don't panic).

My poor kitty (El Diablo de la Tierra del Fuego, or Diablo, but most often "D") went to the vet yesterday for the first time for a checkup and vaccines since he was a baby 3 years ago, so, the second time for these shots. They gave him rabies and VCRVP vaccines, and his mood and energy seem fine. He's strictly indoor, always has been.

I came home from work today to about 4 piles of vomit (regular regurgitated food, but more than usual), and something weird: a splash on my tile floor of this pinkish red, slightly slimy, clear fluid, which had no discernable smell.

My immediate thought was bloody bile of some kind (but the lack of smell was odd).

I called the vet and described everything, as I was told to do if he puked a bunch today, and the vet tech told me not to worry about it, watch him carefully, and if it kept happening to call back.

For the record, she had never heard of anything like I described (the red-pink viscous fluid).

Does this sound familiar to anyone at all? I've googled and found nothing of interest.

(PS - I scooped up a bit of it into a baggie in case they want to test it if he gets worse, god help me.)
posted by tristeza to Pets & Animals (2 answers total)
My cat had a very upset stomach once from eating ... well, something she definitely shouldn't have. She threw up all of her food over the course of a few hours, and when it was gone, she kept throwing up the pinkish-red stuff you describe (she also had diarrhea). I took her to the vet the next day and he wasn't alarmed or anything. I guess the pinkish-red stuff is the standard color of puke when a cat ain't got nothing left to puke up.

Perhaps D just has some stomach issues because of the vaccines. Nothing to worry about, esp. if the vet tech isn't worried. Hopefully it will go away soon!
posted by puritycontrol at 8:04 PM on September 26, 2007

No idea. My old cat used to puke in that manner after chewing grass, but that was a long time ago.

Here's a list of Cat ill health warning signs.
posted by sebastienbailard at 11:21 PM on September 26, 2007

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