Long time no talk! You were kind enough to give me some advice and guidance when my mother passed away in 11/15 and I brought our cat, Eppy, to live with me in California. I'm still so grateful for that support, and I'm pleased to say that Eppy is doing great and has become my best buddy.
We're having a slight issue though.
Ep has never been much of a puker. In fact, the only time he's puked in the past has been to hock up a hairball (he's got long hair and keeps himself very clean, so this happened on the reg). But lately, he's been vomiting more than usual, and it's food and a LOT of water.
The first time was about a week and a half ago. I'd been gone for five days, came home, we went to bed and I was awoken in the middle of the night by a puking cat beside me. So amazing. I stripped the bed and slept on a bare mattress, but figured he got over excited about me being back or he ate something that didn't agree with him.
Cue the next day and we're taking a nap on my bed and he starts puking again. Both times he had crawled under the covers, so I was chalking it up to him getting overheated. I dunno. I was just trying to figure it out.
It happened, I think, two more times a few days apart. I made an appointment with the vet for Friday but had to move it to this morning. The vet's office called and said the vet wouldn't be in so could we move the appt? I just canceled it because he hadn't thrown up in a full week and seemed to be over whatever was making him vomit. Also, I was away for the weekend and he seemed fine when I got back, so I took it as a good sign.
Welp, about a half hour ago, it was barf city again. Food, lots of liquid.
The thing is, other than the puking, he's 100% fine. Like, scary fine. Still eating, drinking, using the litter box, playing like a maniac (as I'm typing this, we were playing with a hair tie), purring like crazy, everything. Tail is up and friendly. I know cats sometimes mask sickness, but I've seen Ep sick before when he was younger, and he was definitely lethargic and not himself. Now, he is, so I'm not sure what to think.
One thought I had was that I haven't seen a hairball lately. Not sure if maybe he's puking because there's one stuck in there, but he's also, again, going to the bathroom, everything else totally normally.
I'm guessing I need to reschedule that vet appointment for this week, but thought I'd ask you guys for advice first. TBH, I recently lost my job in a lay-off/restructuring (yes, my life is a continual cycle of suckage) so I was hoping to avoid a vet bill but I don't think I'll have peace of mind until he stops puking.
Anyway! Theories/advice welcome. Thank you!