I think so anyway!
My boyfriend just moved his cat and himself in to live with me, she was doing okay but sleeping a lot more than usual, and not really eating and we hadn't seen her use the litter box in a while. Then she started to throw up her food and we really knew something was off with her. We had no clue what was up until last night...
The cat jumped onto the bed we were laying in, seemed kind of distressed but then hopped back off. It was when she hopped back up we noticed something thin, brown and long on the bed near her butt. I pointed it out and my boyfriend started to pick it up and realized it was coming out of her. He pulled the whole thing out, it was probably over a foot long... longer than the cat! We were both so freaked out we just threw it away and made sure the cat was alright... We think it was a hair tie, maybe it expanded in her stomach or something (only logical conclusion, still super bizarre though since the hair tie was probably only 4" long if you cut it's circular shape open.)
Anyways, she seems to be fine now. Obviously she couldn't eat and was throwing up because there was something keeping her backed up.
My question is.. should we take her to the vet? Could there have been some internal damage? Or is that over reacting since she seems okay now.
I try to stay away from vets since they're so expensive, which is why I wanted to know if I really had to before I did it...
(Anyone else have a horror story like this ?)