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7yo cat vomiting bloody fluid - sorry TMI

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flightattendant Sat 18-Aug-07 18:49:37

Hello, never been on this board so hi to everyone!
My lovely cat Polly has had a couple of episodes of vomiting lately, what looks like red water - she has a good appetite, seems Ok in herself but this is worrying me.

I took her to the vet about 3 weeks ago about it the first time it happened, and she took her temp, had a good grope, etc - could find nothing wrong.

It happened again on Thursday and I rang the vet who said keep an eye - I was being careful with money as they charged me so much for the consultation last time and I didn't want to be told it was nothing again.

I haven't seen her do it since then but it was rather a lot on Thursday, much more and more red than the time before.

Has anyone had this happen with their mog and what caused it? Vet said a stuck bone would mean continual vomiting so it can't be that..

Thanks in advance

IsabelWatchingItRainInMacondo Sat 18-Aug-07 18:53:39

Is there any possibility the problem is in her mouth?

flightattendant Sat 18-Aug-07 18:56:57

Hi Isabel, the vet also checked her mouth and said she does have a couple of rough looking teeth - as in rather manky - but didn't seem to think it was that. There was an awful lot of the fluid as well, so I guess if it was her mouth, she would be swallowing the blood then throwing it up again?

flightattendant Sat 18-Aug-07 18:58:09

She also said if it continued, they would run blood tests, but I don't know what for.

Thanks for answering btw!

IsabelWatchingItRainInMacondo Sat 18-Aug-07 19:05:36

not sure how the hings work I was asking about the mouth because my dog was vomiting blood recently and the blood came out looking as brown rice grains. So, I guess that if it's blood it should be in an area before the stomach.

beautifulgirls Sat 18-Aug-07 21:04:02

If it happens any more you need to see the vet again. There is nothing that is right for you to do otherwise.

flightattendant Sun 19-Aug-07 06:51:06

No, I think you are right - I will take her again if it happens. We do have insurance but it's got an excess and all the onsultations-with-no-outcome start to build up a bit! I honestly won't risk her health because of money.
Thanks for the advice.

whomovedmychocolate Sun 19-Aug-07 07:10:25

FA - one of our cats did that once, she'd been hit by a car and had internal injuries. But I doubt this is the case with yours because they don't survive long in this state

Much more likely that it's not stomach based and that it is due to a throat graze that she is irritating when she eats. Either way she ought to be on antibiotics to prevent further infection if she has a hole in her throat I'd have thought?

Hope she gets better.

flightattendant Sun 19-Aug-07 12:35:27

Gosh WMMC, that's awful - poor thing. No, I guessed it couldn't be immediately dangerous if it was so sporadic over 3 weeks or so...but I will be keeping a close eye on her.
It doesn't seem right that the vet could find nothing wrong, does it? I'd have thought throwing up blood was pretty serious as symptoms go, but there you are...I'm not qualified so daren't really say much to her.
Thanks for your input

Isababel Sun 19-Aug-07 17:26:31

About the consultations with no outcome and insurance.

My dog had a pancreatitis a couple of months ago, it took a month to diagnose her and by then she was bad enough to need to stay at the vets for a couple of weeks. The bill for all that was nearly £700 but... the insurance covered everything (minus the excess) even the first appointments when they thought there was nothing of concern. So, write down the date of first appointment and take her back. You will make for the excess with a couple of consultations + medicines.

flightattendant Sun 19-Aug-07 20:01:27

That's a really smart idea, thanks Hope your dog is much better now.

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