I’m just sitting here at my desk and suddenly I hear the unmistakable sound of cat barfing (like usual–we have five, so it’s pretty common). I watched him barf and went to clean it up, and discovered two different “examples”–one was a normal scarf-n-barf food pile, and the second one was more like spit, with a pink edge around it.
Naturally, this freaked me out, since I’ve never seen anything like it before. It looked like faintly diluted blood around the edge. I’ve got a call into my vet but they’re booked up today and tomorrow so I don’t know if I can get in. I’m waiting to hear back from them now, but I figured I’d check with the Dope and see if anybody else has experienced this and might have some thoughts. Obviously if I can’t get in to my usual vet I’ll look for an alternative. I hope it isn’t anything severe–we’re out of town next week and he’ll be staying at the place we board them.
He’s a 9-year-old indoor-only cat, in great health, and he’s not acting at all sick or lethargic otherwise. I wonder if something didn’t just irritate his throat, but he’s my baby and I worry about him.
(Edit to add: I examined the original pile of barf (yeah, I know, eww, but I did say he’s my baby) and saw no sign of blood/pinkness in it.)