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Did Daisy have a hairball?

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    Question Did Daisy have a hairball?

    Today I saw two big yellowish puddles on the kitchen floor (near the back door) when she was looking at a lizard about two feet away. One of them contained 2 black things that, if Daisy was a dark cat, would certainly seem to be hairballs. But because Daisy is a mostly white cat with no black fur at all, I thought maybe it could be something else. Can a white cat throw up black hairballs?
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    Hairballs are from cats grooming themselves and swallowing the fur, so it doesn't make sense to me that a white cat would vomit black hairballs....must have been something else. Did you examine them at all, maybe remnants of a gray mouse?

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    LOL Sorry, there is no mouse in the house. It did not make sense to me either. I did not examine anything before cleaning it up.
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    Are you sure, there's never a mouse that got into your house?? Maybe it was bugs eaten, like moths, etc.

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    I was thinking maybe some dark carpet or fabric chewed up. Field mice can come in through a tiny opening but I didn't think the entire mouse would be eaten and there would be remaining body parts (sorry about being a bit gross).
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    True Esme, when I was young I lived in an apartment on the third floor in a big city, and I remember once a big disturbance because there was a mouse that was hiding out somewhere behind my mother's refrigerator.

    Loki's hairballs are gray in color, and usually just consist of some dry food and a cylindrical fur ball.

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    Esme, the carpet is beige and at the front of the condo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatMom1994 View Post
    Esme, the carpet is beige and at the front of the condo.
    Well then it might be any fabric as mentioned aside from carpet, or insect or rodent, or anything else Daisy might have ingested.

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    You have to check the vomit if it happens again CatMom, if it's dark brownish, like coffee grounds, it may be blood and that would be serious and mandate an immediate visit to the vets. Hopefully it's nothing bad.

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    Daisy is fine. She had no further incidents.
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