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Vomiting in cats can stem from various causes, such as dietary indiscretion, hairballs, infections, or more serious conditions like gastrointestinal issues or organ dysfunction. Given that your Japanese Bobtail has been experiencing bloody or black diarrhea for an extended period of 78 days and is now vomiting, this situation is quite concerning.

While you monitor your cat at home, there are a few steps you can take:

Firstly, ensure your cat stays well-hydrated. Offer fresh water frequently and consider providing an electrolyte solution specifically designed for pets. Secondly, you might want to temporarily switch to a bland diet, such as boiled chicken and rice, to see if this helps settle their stomach. It's important to avoid giving any treats or human food during this time. Lastly, try to keep your cat in a calm and stress-free environment to help reduce any anxiety that might be contributing to their symptoms.

However, the combination of bloody or black diarrhea and vomiting is a serious concern and could indicate internal bleeding or a severe gastrointestinal issue. Given the duration and severity of these symptoms, I strongly recommend seeking immediate veterinary care. Your veterinarian can perform necessary diagnostics, such as blood tests or imaging, to determine the underlying cause and provide appropriate treatment.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you.