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Cat people please read.... [Jan. 26th, 2007|05:14 pm]
Somebody's Jake
Don't keep lilies in your house. If you care about your fuzzy friends don't keep any kind of lilly within eyeshot of them - they are very,very toxic. If knew this little tidbit Sarah Kitty wouldn't be hooked up to an IV at the animal hospital. She's had a couple of horrible days being force fed charcoal and pushing fluids and being sick.
Wednesday evening I caught her eating the culprit flower and very fortunately she promptly 'sicked up' the entire thing. I called animal poison control and was told that even exposure to the pollen could cause kidney failure within 36 to 72 hours and to get her to emergency services as quickly and safely as possible and so we did.
I spoke to the vet today I was told that tests indicate that her kidneys are normal but they need to check again this evening to be sure. We hope to have her back home tomorrow.
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[User Picture]From: makitt
2007-01-26 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, your poor cat. Good thing you were there to catch it in time. Why don't animals know what's good and not good for them? Same reason people, don't I guess.
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[User Picture]From: mad_elanor
2007-01-30 05:09 pm (UTC)
I know - when I was young I was told that animals could sense when something was poisonous. I now know this is a myth as Sarah will try to sample anything/ everything leafy.
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[User Picture]From: kristenlou
2007-01-26 10:56 pm (UTC)
Good lord! I had no idea. Poor Sarah kitty. I am glad to hear she sounds like she's on the upswing.
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[User Picture]From: mad_elanor
2007-01-30 05:12 pm (UTC)
Even the vet's assistants didn't realize lilies are toxic.

Sarah is home now and back to terrorizing my socks.
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[User Picture]From: amiok
2007-01-26 11:40 pm (UTC)
aw, i hope your little beauty is back to health very soon.

sarah cat
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[User Picture]From: mad_elanor
2007-01-30 05:14 pm (UTC)
She's back and normal except for a shaved leg. Andy now refers to her as "poodle foot".
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[User Picture]From: badmoods
2007-01-27 01:24 am (UTC)
sorry to hear that.. hope she is ok and makes a full recovery
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[User Picture]From: mad_elanor
2007-01-30 05:16 pm (UTC)
thanks very much. She's home now and healthy and I've learned not to keep anything in the house without researching it's cat friendliness first.
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[User Picture]From: milly_bogtrot
2007-01-29 10:16 am (UTC)
Oh dear gods, I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope she's OK by now? When Spoon first moved in I read a lot about cat stuff and found out that there are loads of things toxic to cats: tobacco, chocolate, lilies, onion....the list goes on. I'd be interested to know exactly what lily you had so I can make sure it's not part of some extended family thing I'm unaware of.

Hugs to Sarah x
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[User Picture]From: mad_elanor
2007-01-30 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks you - and Sarah thanks you for the hugs.
It was a tiger lily that she tried eating. Mind that Spoon doesn't even brush up against a lily - apparently cleaning the pollen off themselves can be deadly.
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[User Picture]From: milly_bogtrot
2007-01-31 09:53 am (UTC)
FYI another thing I remembered is Aloe Vera, and my house is smothered in them (all in places he shouldn't be able to get to).

So, so glad she's all better :)
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[User Picture]From: ferf1223
2007-01-29 07:39 pm (UTC)
oh! poor Sarah kitty!

I hope that she is doing OK. While I have not had the pleasure of making her acquaintenance, she looks so awesome in photos and sounds like a great cat...really hope that she's doing better and all is well with her (and you guys - I would imagine that it's been very hard going for both of you).
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[User Picture]From: mad_elanor
2007-01-30 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was an upsetting experience for the three of us but Sarah is home now and back to being her affectionate healthy self.
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