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Author Topic: Iams Indoor,Hairball, Mewo Mix/Sick Pet  (Read 4246 times)
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« on: September 18, 2007, 05:26:17 AM »

Does anyone have any ID codes on these for recall. Have searched,searched.  My 16 year old baby is VERY ILL. The other 3 OK. The vet is due tomorrow. Husband very concerned as this is our "first baby" (since the death of a "baby" in 1993). He is also going infor test and surgery this week, and I need to prepare him if something happens while in the hospital.  Salty Dawg has lost ALOT of weight, and will not eat.
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 05:48:51 AM »

The FDA website does not list any of the above---only Iams wet and no Meow Mix--
Have you checked at the cat food problems here??
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 05:54:48 AM »

saltysmom,

I'm sorry to hear about your pet.  Is Salty Dawg a dog or cat?  I'm assuming kitty as you are asking about meow mix.  What surgery is kitty going in for?  I moved your post here so we could discuss.

I don't recall seeing these products on any lists.

Pet Food Tracker has some lists.

http://petfoodtracker.blogspot.com/

As does the FDA

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/petfoodrecall/



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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 05:55:51 AM »

Saltysmom---has your kitty lost the weight what seems overnight and is he drinking alot of water or peeing huge puddles?? Even though the food is not on recalls, I would try to get a vet sooner as the sooner the better with cats.  Not eating is not good for a cat and I would stress to any vet he needs to be seen.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 06:07:29 AM »

I agree with Carol.  Salty Dawg should be seen by a vet as soon as possible.  At the very least, Salty Dawg may need the vet to administer fluids.  Urine needs to be checked.  If there is a canned food she likes (of course, not recalled stuff) or some baby food (check label to be sure it does not contain onion) to get her eating again.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007, 06:12:08 AM »

First, is it Salty Dawg or your Husband who's going in for surgery?

Also keep in mind that if you have four cats eating the same food (not sure if this is the case) and only one is sick, it's very possible it's something other than the food. Is there something in particular that makes you think it's the food and not something else?

Regardless, get Salty Dawg to the vet right away!!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2007, 07:22:36 AM »

Sorry for the confusion.  Salty Dawg is a 16 year old tabby cat. Yes, the vet is one that comes to the home, and as my husband is the one who is having surgery Friday (along with tests today, and Thursday) this is the earliest I could get him.  I could not risk taking Salty to a vet that I had used for years, as I am afraid the stress(even in a carrier or in my arms) would be too much. No, urine output has not changes, and he is still having normal BM's.-have fed him deli turkey, cooked chicken, canned tuna-anything to get something down him. Just have to hope and pray that it is something that can be cured.  He has 2 brothers and a sister (ages 14,9, & 7)-and they are all Indoor cats. None of them go out, unless it is to the vet's van to be weighed and/or get a shot!
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007, 08:04:24 AM »

Is there someone else who could get him to the vet or another vet who could come in today?  Based on my past experience, with a cat this age hours can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one.  I don't mean to alarm you, but this could be serious, especially in a cat his age.  When they don't eat, something is wrong.  Is he hiding a lot more than usual, or less active?   Are his gums pink like normally or pale?  These are all signs that vet help is needed urgently.  Try to persuade the vet to come today, ASAP, if you are seeing these signs.

Sending good thoughts to you and Salty...
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007, 08:06:28 AM »

Salty,
Are the other three all acting normally? Also, how long has Salty Dawg been acting this way?
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007, 12:10:28 PM »

If Salty is pooping he must be eating, could he be eating when you are not looking?  Do you free feed?  I would make sure you get a blood test done ASAP he could be hyperthryoid, my Socks was not eating a lot with this illness.  Of course there are a ton of other things it could be, we will be pulling for him here.

Update when you can.
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