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« on: June 17, 2019, 05:01:51 PM »

When we came back from a short trip Friday night, I noticed Sophie's neck was all wet, but I thought it was water since Leo does have a history of dunking other cats in the fountain when trying to drink. She also had some soft poo and I was monitoring her for that. The issue with wet fur under the neck persisted for a day or two, she is fine now except poo is still soft but improving (i.e. getting firmer).

Then on sunday I noticed Leo was wet but I assumed he got wet in the bathroom or playing with the fountain since he is crazy about water and loves to play with water and also he likes to sleep in the sink. But last night when I came from work I saw him drooling and it seems the wet fur issue is all from drool! He also had soft poo so we went to emergency last night and he got metronidazole and also eye drops since one eye is a bit squinty and seems irritated. Vet couldn't find anything wrong with him, so the plan is antibiotics first and if improved then fine if not blood test, ultrasound etc. He seems better this morning and he has been eating normally he just seems to be a bit less hyper than usual (the pet sitter said he was quiet on thursday).

Any ideas what might be causing this? I suspect freeze-dried food since some of the pieces in the bag looked darker and softer than usual (pet sitter threw away those and only put normal looking pieces in the feeder). I am suspending freeze-dried for a couple of days until poo gets back to normal and then I will open new bags and try to introduce it again. Sophie and Leo seem to eat most of the freeze dried, Max eats some but considerably less, and Leo and Sophie seem to be only two affected by this weird thing.

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 01:14:09 AM »

Hey there,

My first thought was that they may have gotten hold of a beetle and gotten snipped in the mouth.

Coincidentally, Sunday has been drooling some in the last few weeks but nothing else seems off with her so I've just let her be.

If you are feeding the freeze-dried as is (dry), what with the heat now in Asia, could that be an issue?  We've been eating all freeze-dried over here (with items I believe we bought at the same store?) and have never had the drooling issue.  But we do eat ours rehydrated so I don't know if that would make a difference.

Sending good vibes to you guys!
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 12:15:00 PM »

I don't have any idea what is causing this but wanted to send hopes that all will be resolved soon. It's good that they are getting better.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 08:02:57 PM »

Leo seems completely back to normal. Both him and Sophie keep complaining about lack of freeze dried, I will open a new bag tomorrow, fingers crossed for no further problems.
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