I found this forum through a Google search today, so I am brand new here.
My husband and I have 5 cats. Our oldest cat Milton is 9 or 10 years old (he was a stray so I’m not sure of his exact age). He is the most amazing cat that I’ve ever met…he is incredibly loving, loyal, and extremely intelligent. We love all of our cats dearly, but Milton is very, very special.
Last night Milton was in bed sleeping with us as usual when he suddenly jumped down from the bed to vomit on the floor.
It wasn’t a regular cat vomit or hairball…it was completely clear liquid, and a pretty decent amount. I smelled it and there was no odor at all.
By the time I got back with paper towels to clean up the mess, Milton was gone from the bedroom…he had apparently rushed downstairs to the litter box. I went to check to see if he was in the litter box, and he was. It appeared that he had just urinated, as there was some fresh wet litter, but with 4 other cats, someone else could have used the box before Milton.
My vet is out of town until next week. He has another vet filling in for him, so I made an appointment for tomorrow.
Everything I can find online says that clear liquid usually means renal failure. I am now sick with worry.
I don’t know for sure whether Milton has been eating well or not…with 5 cats in the house, it is hard to tell. The vomiting happened around 3 or 4 in the morning, so I guess it is possible that his stomach was empty because he had been in bed with us since around 11 pm or so…or it could mean that he hadn’t been eating, which can be a bad sign.
I do routine blood work at his annual check-up, and everything was fine as of last fall.
I was thinking about quarantining Milton in our bedroom tonight and tomorrow so I can monitor how much food and water he takes in and also his litter box usage.
Any thoughts or advice? Anything I should be looking for? Could this be something other than renal failure?