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« on: October 12, 2017, 08:34:02 PM »

I just wanted to share a scary experience with Cerenia. It is a wonderful and effective drug, and none of my cats had a problem with it in the past. However, we recently had a bout of stomach upsets for everyone, which I suspect could have been due to a bag of Sunday Pets Lamb (still hot weather here, I have since gotten a lot more serious with sterilising food bowls for freeze-dried and giving smaller amounts at a time to ensure no food left in the bowl).

First Sophie had diarrhoea, was given metronidazole and got better. Then Leo developed diarrhoea and vomitting, followed by Max and Mitzie. Everyone is fine now, metronidazole worked great. However, since Leo vomitted 5 times in an hour since he is so young I thought the best thing was to bring him to the clinic, it was Sunday. He was obviously feeling quite lousy, but he wasn't sleepy just obviously having stomach cramps of some kind. We brought him in, were prescribed metronidazole and his weight was checked and he was given Cerenia shot (two other vets confirmed later he was given correct dose, but only my regular vet was willing to admit possibility of Cerenia reaction and put a note into his file). So we went home, my husband rushed first to a pet shop to buy some more bland pet food due to upset tummies before the shop closes and I went home directly. Leo was sprawled in the carrier, didn't seem to want to move at all (but not hiding or nervous, totally stretched out when I opened it). I took him out of the carrier and he just stretched out on the floor. I left him alone for a bit and went to put away stuff. He refused food which was not unexpected, and seemed to be very sleepy. He went to his bed and fell asleep, but when I checked on him few mins later he wasn;t responsive. Imagine when you shake a kitten and you can;t wake him up, very scary experience. So we called the clinic and brought him in again, this time he had complete bloodwork (WBC elevated as expected in a bacterial infection, first time they just took stool sample and looked at it under microscope and found lots of fast moving things), and was throughly checked. Since he was more awake when we got to the clinic there was nothing to do but to go home, he was still quite sleepy but was responding to things, and next day he was back to normal.

So I just wanted to post this experience, I've never seen a Cerenia reaction before but it can be quite scary. Not sure whether it is because he is young, he is quite big for his age (almost 5 months and over 3 kg) but he is still very young.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 02:53:16 AM »

OMG, alek0, you poor thing.  That must have been absolutely horrible and traumatic to go through.  I'm so very, very glad to hear everything was all right.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 04:52:27 AM »

That sounds terrifying ! It may have been his age , but I would be afraid to ever use it again for him.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 06:13:09 AM »

Agreed, thats why it was a relief that my usualvet agreed to put a note on his file. The night shift guy was saying maybe it was reaction, maybe he was just sick, seemed normal when we arrived to clinic even though for Leo that was very subdued and i told him that. He even fell asleep at the exam table while i was talking to the vet, but at least at that time it was possible to wake him, by the time we got blood test results back was almost three hoursafter the shot and he revived enough to bite my finger through the holes in the carrier. But that was a truly scary experience.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 02:16:10 PM »

Glad he's ok now.
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 02:46:05 AM »

Wow Alek, that is a really scary experience. I'm glad he's better now. Both Thunder and Smoggy have taken it with no problems but we always used the tablets not the injection.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 06:17:36 AM »

OMG, I can imagine how you felt when you couldn't wake  him!  Definitely scary.  I'm glad he recovered.
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