Originally Posted by TOLMAN
i would just like to update this thread. i got home from work today and he puked again except this time it was what looked to be a dark, dense hairball (i think) with yellow liquid all around it. i'm now pretty worried. is this serious?
It sounds to me like your kitty was just trying to hack up a hairball, but I agree with the others, take him to the vet to be checked out just in case. Here is why.
My cat Abby will only eat dry food, and it has to be a particular shape (round). Her way of dealing with hairballs is to gorge herself on an entire bowl of dry food as fast as she can eat it and then a few minutes later throw up the undigested food, followed by a second throw up that may or may not contain a hairball. She is a meticulous groomer and tends to do this every 2 or 3 days.
Chynna on the other hand started to throw up at the end of February. Well, actually, she has always been one to throw up, but it drastically increased at the end of February. I took her to the vet and it turns out that she had serious high blood pressure that if left untreated would cause her to go blind, have a stroke and probably die. The vet said that a cat vomiting is often a sign and symptom of something more serious. In Chynna's case it was the high blood pressure causing her to vomit.
So now I give her a small dose of a common blood pressure medication every day, and her vomiting has declined considerably.