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Author Topic: What should I do?!?!?!  (Read 8813 times)
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Nabiya
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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2007, 07:55:11 AM »

Hi Alek0, This is a tough call whether to bring her in to the vet now or not.  Cats can go a couple of days inbetween going no. 2 and it would be considered normal still.  However, I always side on caution so if it were me I would probably go ahead and take her to the ER.  They can take an xray and also feel her bowel to see if she's impacted at all.
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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2007, 10:52:59 AM »

Hi, AlekO, I think I would take her to the vet now as vomiting can sometimes be a sign of a problem in the bowel. Warmest wishes for you and your kitty.
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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2007, 12:44:25 PM »

I'm praying for your kitty, Alek0. Let us know how she's doing as soon as you get a chance.
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kaffe
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2007, 04:07:51 PM »

I'm praying for Sophie, Alek0.
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2007, 05:30:54 PM »

Sending good thoughts to you and Sophie. Don't beat yourself up, those little buggers get into everything.
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2007, 05:52:32 PM »

Sunday morning, she still hasn't gone for No. 2 but she hasn't vomitted again either, so that was probably hairball remedy.  She cleaned up her plate when I gave her another can last night and she cleaned up her plate this morning and had some dry, too. Behavior perfectly normal and she is not straining to go, just not interested to go. I put her on the toilet and she jumps off.

Since there is no more vomitting and in the past she has had occasions when she doesn't go everyday for No.2, I am still waiting to see what happens. If she starts straining and can't go, I am brining her in immediately. If she vomits again, I am bringing her in immediately. Since it is Sunday, it'd have to be animal hospital, not my regular vet (his clinic has others on call 24 hours but it is quite far away, if I need to bring her in I'd bring her in closer, there is one near by with australian staff also). If she doesn't produce No. 2 today but is otherwise behaving normally, I will still call my regular vet to come over on Monday (he does house visits).

Does this sound like a good plan to you? Apart from throwing up yesterday which could be due to hairball remedy, her behavior is perfectly normal, she is eating well and is active, she is now chasing Mitzie around the living room. And she enjoys her belly rubs, which I suppose she wouldn;t if there was any blockage. But I'll just keep watching her carefully and vet is a must if she doesn't go today. One day of No. 2 doesn't seem unusual for her, but two would definitely be too much.
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kaffe
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2007, 06:59:04 PM »

Sounds to me like she's OK, Alek0.  Cats that feel they have something the matter in the belly area will usually sit meat-loaf fashion for looooooong periods of time and refuse to play and eat.  Have you given her mashed pumpkin yet? There's canned pumpkin one can buy, but make sure its 100% pumpkin.  Your plan is a good plan becuase cats will sometimes not poop for 2 days in a row and still have normal poop.  Don't you just hate waiting?  Beleive me, I feel your anxiety.  You and Sophie are in my prayers.  But I do beleive Sophie will excrete the dang thing. 
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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2007, 07:16:07 PM »

Yaaayyyyy !!!!! Poop!!! Five pieces of it, didn't see any foil in it, but could have been small. I'll still watch her, but hopefully the crisis is over.

Btw, I give her chicken+pumpkin commercial cat food, applaws or almo nature, the ingredients are chicken (50%), pumpkin (24%), 1% rice, 25% cooking water. It is real pieces of chicken (hormone free, organic) and real pieces of pumpkin, with a couple of grains of rice (whole pieces, not flour). Rather pricey food, but worth it. Do you have it in US? Both brands are from UK/EU, and they are good to have on hand for stomach upsets. I use other flavors (75% meat or fish) for regular feeding in rotation with japanese brands, but I always have some of these if extra fiber is needed.

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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2007, 07:48:02 PM »

Hi Alek.  Glad to hear good news.  I don't think we have those foods here in the U.S. 
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kaffe
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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2007, 01:36:37 AM »

Excellent!!!! Whewwww... The poopies at least ensure that Sophie is not blocked.  And maybe the foil was really very small... but I am soooo glad Sophie is OK! 

That chicken + pumpkin canned food sounds really good... I have never seen it in the pet food stores I've been to here.  Its great that you can get British and European brands there in Hong Kong. 

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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2007, 04:35:56 AM »

Great to hear! Let us know how she's doing today.
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