Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat…

By: Nancy Gonzales

Were you aware that some foods can be dangerous for your cats? Here is a list of them:

  • Chocolate
  • Dairy Products (milk, cheese)
  • Grapes and Raisins
  • Onions and Garlic
  • Raw meat, eggs and fish

The list can continue on and on. You might wonder why is milk bad for cats? The lactose in milk is hard for cats to digest which can cause an upset stomach or diarrhea. The world has lied to us. No matter the amount the cats consumes, grapes and raisins can cause your cat to feel ill, and it leads to rapid development of kidney failure. Onions and garlic damages your cats red blood cells and causes them to experience anemia. Raw eggs, raw meat and fish can lead to salmonella or E coli. Now that you know why certain foods are poisoning to your cat, have you even notice your cat acting a little different? Your cat may begin licking its lips, salivating excessively and repeatedly swallow. Has your cat been doing one of these? I’m sure you don’t like seeing your cat having a few episodes of vomit. Sometimes it can be a sign that there is a more serious problem happening.

What is vomiting? Vomiting involves the forceful contraction of stomach muscles, and it can happen right after eating and drinking, or up to several hours after. A cause of an acute vomiting include: Intestinal parasite, kidney failure, liver failure and even gallbladder inflammation.You should take your cat to the vet when you notice that the vomiting episodes become frequent. The vet might choose to perform various tests in order to make a diagnosis. Your cat may have to be hospitalize receiving intravenous fluids and have blood taken out to monitor the function of the organs.

What can you do? This sounds very gross but you should check the color of the vomit just to make sure it didn’t come with some blood. If it does, tell the vet immediately, this will make his job easier to see what the problem is with your cat. Weight loss, a change in appetite and the amount of water they intake can be a sign that something wrong is going on too. I know that there are so many signs to watch out for, but I can guarantee you’ll feel a lot more relief to know what was the problem that your cat had. Once the cat begins taking medicine, your cat will be up and around being curious again.

 

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