Not sure if this is cat vomit

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Pepper is 2 years, male, neutered

I recently came across this yellow looking stain and I’m not sure if it is cat vomit. It’s completely dried up and doesn’t seem to be too recent, and is faint. Otherwise, he doesn’t have any symptoms, haven’t noticed a stain/vomit else where. If it IS cat vomit, is there something to be concerned about given the circumstances ? I read that yellow vomit is bile and sometimes cats will throw it up if their tummies are empty

I live with my family and it doesn’t seem like anyone recalls him vomiting, or noticing a stain there (it’s on the main stairs, we go up and down all the time and no one has accidentally stepped in it while it was supposedly “freshly vomited”, and we would have cleaned it if we had saw it)
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If it is a 'one-time' thing I wouldn't be inclined to worry about it. Even if it were bile from an empty stomach, that unto itself is also not a huge issue, especially if it might have occurred when, for some reason, he went longer in between meals.

Just keep a closer eye on him to see if it happens again and consider whether or not the time between meals was too long. Then watch for more recurrences thereafter. It really would become something to have a vet check if it turns into a frequent event.

Have you smelled it to rule out urine? Even after drying, the ammonia smell would still be there. If so, clean with an enzymatic cleaner to remove the stain and odor. And again, monitor him for future occurrences.
 
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If it is a 'one-time' thing I wouldn't be inclined to worry about it. Even if it were bile from an empty stomach, that unto itself is also not a huge issue, especially if it might have occurred when, for some reason, he went longer in between meals.

Just keep a closer eye on him to see if it happens again and consider whether or not the time between meals was too long. Then watch for more recurrences thereafter. It really would become something to have a vet check if it turns into a frequent event.

Have you smelled it to rule out urine? Even after drying, the ammonia smell would still be there. If so, clean with an enzymatic cleaner to remove the stain and odor. And again, monitor him for future occurrences.
It’s completely dried, no smell! I’m just worried because when I was googling, I saw something about vomiting bile as a sign of liver disease and that scared me
 

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It’s completely dried, no smell! I’m just worried because when I was googling, I saw something about vomiting bile as a sign of liver disease and that scared me
I am not a vet, but it would seem to me that something significant would involve a whole lot more than a 'one-time' vomit session. My elderly cat (18+ yo), Feeby, was doing some stomach acid type vomiting the first thing in the morning a while back - more than just once - and when I started giving her something to eat late at night, she stopped throwing up.

I personally think you have some 'wiggle room' before getting too concerned - as I said, more vomit sessions occurring being the main one.
 

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You might want to avoid google in situations like this because every cat is different :). As mentioned, keep up with his wellness checks and keep an eye out for any further occurrences.
 
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I am not a vet, but it would seem to me that something significant would involve a whole lot more than a 'one-time' vomit session. My elderly cat (18+ yo), Feeby, was doing some stomach acid type vomiting the first thing in the morning a while back - more than just once - and when I started giving her something to eat late at night, she stopped throwing up.

I personally think you have some 'wiggle room' before getting too concerned - as I said, more vomit sessions occurring being the main one.
Was her vomit similar looking to the stain in my picture?
 
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