(Closed) My furbaby is very sick. Please send some positive vibes my way.

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@UpstateCait: hahaha I don’t think you were overdramatic. However, it did remind me of a time when I walked into the bathroom to my cat (Nat) throwing up what looked like blood. He has a habit of getting into things he shouldn’t, so I immediately thought he was dying. I started sobbing and holding him and sat on the bathroom floor just a mess. I later (like 10 minutes later) found out DH’s cousin, who was visiting, left a glass of vodka & Cran on the coffee table and Nat drank some of it, and then threw it all up. But it was red, so looked like blood. He was fine and I felt like an idiot for having a meltdown. I completely understand your concern!!!!

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Cats are lactose intolerant, so never give milk to cats unless it’s the kind like Lactaid that have broken down the lactose already.

Glad that things turned out well and kitty is on  the mend!

Post # 21
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Honey bee

Glad to hear your kitty’s going to be ok!!

Post # 22
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Praise the Lord!

Glad to hear kitty will be fine 🙂

Post # 23
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@UpstateCait: aww Im glad hes going to be fine!!! Thats so weird that the milk caused it. My cats drink milk alll the time. We don’t give it to them but they like to drink what’s in the bottom of our glasses or our bowls after we’ve had milk or cereal. They’ve never had any issues with it!

And you weren’t overreacting…..I would’ve been the same way!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Glad your kitty is doing well…after weaning, all animals lose the enzyme to digest milk properly (except humans who continue to produce it due to our consumption of it). I would be surprised that milk would cause such a severe reaction though unless he had a ton of it. Did your vet do any diagnostic tests?

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This happens to my dog every so often.  She has a really sensitive system, and occasional bouts of throwing up or diarrhea aren’t uncommon.  It’s so hard to watch them be sick though.  I can’t imagine what it’ll be like when I have kids.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Very glad to hear he will ok! I never knew cats shouldn’t have cows milk until last week. I got a new kitten and gave it to her and her poo started to have blood in it. She went to the vet and they checked her out and it was all cause of the milk I gave her. My previos cat would alwaya throw up after eating milk so I never gave it to her, I thought it was that she just couldnt have it, not all cats. I know, stupid assumptionEmbarassed 

ETA the milk I gave my kitten was Lactaid, because that is all we have, I am lactose intolerant. But it still isn’t good for cats…according to my vet. I went and got kitten milk from the pet store.

Also ETA, that you were defintly not over reacting! I just had to put down my cat, my baby, she was 14. And it has been the hardest death (out of all my family and friens that have passed) for me to come to terms with, human or not.

 

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Keep your eye on your kitty! Milk likely could have done all that, but also fleas carry things & you just never know. Don’t assume it was all from the milk, if more stuff happens, you may want to call your vet just to be sure, or call a different vet.

Animals generally can’t pass on their illness to people, unless maybe some of the fecal matter got carried along from that cat to your cat somehow? I think that’s like the main way animals get others sick.

Also, when you feed your kitty, I’d give him some canned food, it contains more water content than dry food… vomiting can dehydrate pets quickly. Make sure he has fresh water available & if you can, moniter his drinking.

Post # 29
Bee
6474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I am so sorry about Lincoln – it sounds like the sedative will do him good (keep him calm, let him rest, give him a break from vomiting) and hopefully when he wakes up, he’ll be able to keep some water down. *hugs*

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@UpstateCait:  That sounds so frustrating, I’m sorry 🙁  I also would not go back to that vet.  Our vet sets a great example for any other vet.  Our kitty got sick earlier this year with a fever, the vet called us at least 3 times over the next few days just to check up on him.  It made us very thankful that someone cares about our baby as much as we do! 🙂  This is the kind of vet you need to find!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Please take him to the emergency vet. At this point he has to be very dehydrated. That alone could kill him. They can give him intravenous fluids. Also, antibiotics can cause diarrhea. Glad you are finding a new vet!

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