Every cat owner has experienced it. You’re in your bed, blissfully drifting off to sleep in the silence of your home when you hear IT. That sound coming from the depths of your cat as whatever is inside is trying to make its way outside. First, there are a few short, muffled hiccup-sounding noises, followed by a cough and a splat as whatever your cat has birthed through their gullet hits the floor. Then, suddenly, you are not so sleepy anymore, a little nauseous yourself, and ready to grab the paper towels and cleaning products. Alright, perhaps a bit dramatic, but some variant of this story exists for the vast majority of cat owners.