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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I found a thick sticky but clear fluid on the floor not far from the litter box today after coming home from work. The clear fluid had a small sliver of red in it. I have 2 cats so I can't be sure who was responsible. And I'm not even sure which end it came out of the cat. Is this a clear vomit?

My cats seem okay otherwise. The only "change" recently has been their refusal to eat wet food. Both of them. But they do go thru a picky wet food phase every 3 or 4 months or so. Then they fall back in line with eating eat food. One of the cats did refuse to eat the wet food this morning and I let her be. Maybe it was a hunger reaction? Then again, I don't know if she was responsible for the sticky substance.

Any ideas?
post #2 of 12
Hmmmm....with a tinge of red, I'm thinking it's something like urine w/ blood in it indicating a urinary tract infection or crystals or something to do with the bladder.

Is it possible the kitty ate something and is trying to hack it up?
post #3 of 12
Mucous? My female cat with IBD occasionally has digestive problems and doesn't make it into the litter box. She leaves a small deposit of clear, almost unscented mucous. I have not seen blood.

i hope you clear up the mystery! Good luck!
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Bunnelina View Post
Mucous? My female cat with IBD occasionally has digestive problems and doesn't make it into the litter box. She leaves a small deposit of clear, almost unscented mucous. I have not seen blood.

i hope you clear up the mystery! Good luck!
That was my first thought. When Delilah was sick a month ago, she would poop out a clear, jel-like substance. The vet said that anytime there is some irratation or inflammation in the intestines, they can produce the mucous. Just keep an eye on his/her litter box habits. Delilah, I think, was a bit constipated, or was trying to work through a large hairball.

Edited to add: I would often find the mucous near the litter box and noticed she was releasing it before she got into the box. I don't think she could "hold it in".
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
I came tonight and found a bit of foamy liquid on the carpet. Then just a few minutes ago, I heard my Josie making the most awful sound. She was heaving out a foamy liquid. I THINK it's a hairball situation but can't be 100% sure since none of my cats have actually upchucked one before. What can I do to help her pass the ball?
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Oh, I started a thread for a eating issue, but now I suspect that this all could be one problem.

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=211481

Again, what can i do to facilitate hairball passage? Not a preventative measure, but what can I do now? I was away for 2 weeks and shamefully, fell out of the habit of brushing. I think poor Josie could be paying for it now
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by tdonline View Post
I came tonight and found a bit of foamy liquid on the carpet. Then just a few minutes ago, I heard my Josie making the most awful sound. She was heaving out a foamy liquid. I THINK it's a hairball situation but can't be 100% sure since none of my cats have actually upchucked one before. What can I do to help her pass the ball?
How old is Josie? Any possibility she's constipated? Do any of the poops in the litterbox lately look like hard little turds as opposed to normal sized formed stool? That can cause a cat to strain a lot to try to poop and there can be mucus production in a case like this (from the butthole). If quite constipated and trying to push out something that's pretty large and not normally soft can cause some blood, too. And with constipation you can have vomiting because things get backed up inside and sooner or later something's gotta give.

If it was me, to be on the safe side, I'd make a Vet appt for tomorrow if possible; have Vet check her. If she's quite full of stool, a vet can often feel this when feeling the belly (plus some discomfort to kitty is noted when doing this).....or he might suggest an xray of abdomen to really have a good look at whether intestine/colon is full/blocked up.

The only thing I've ever given for furballs is the furball stuff in a tube; Petromalt makes one. Any pet supply store should sell this stuff. They often come in flavors so tastier to cats. Some of my cats go nuts for this stuff (just squeeze the required amount, as directed on tube, onto finger and they'll lick it right off my finger....others, not so lucky...had to put it in their mouth myself).

If it was me, frankly, I wouldn't just assume this was furballs given the faintly blood tinged mucus; I'd be making a trip to the Vet.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'll call the vet tomorrow morning. I wonder if some butter would help for now?

As far as poop goes, it's hard to say since I have two cats and they share a large litterbox. I don't think the poop looks all that different, the usual tootsie rolls with a couple or three smaller drops.
post #9 of 12
Increase wet food consumption and add plain canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix). You can also add a little bit of water to the concoction.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
I've tried pumpkin before and the girls just don't like it. I keep trying though, I still have a can. I've always added water to the wet food, a trick l learned from fellow cat volunteers.
post #11 of 12
You can try squash (plain baby food squash would probably work). We grind up fresh carrots very finely and include them in our girls' food.
post #12 of 12

Did you ever find out what the clear sticky fluid was?  My cat has done this off and on for a couple of years now.  Not sure what triggers it. I know its not urine, if it drys on the floor is very sticky and there seems to be blood clots in it.  I feed her a mix of dry and canned food.

 

Thanks

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