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Cat Health > Third Eyelid Showing?!
Nestle

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Purred: Wed Feb 8, '12 10:19am PST 
I doubt it's a scratch if it's both eyes. If it's just one eye, I would say yes, scratch. It's also a sign a the feline herpes virus. Sounds much worse than it is, but, it's basically a cold virus. You should take him in for some eye ointment and possibly an antibiotic so it doesnt turn into something else.
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Cat Health > Nestle admitted at the vets office
Nestle

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Purred: Wed Feb 8, '12 9:57am PST 
Thanks everyone! She's getting better every day! She ate almost her full amount of food this morning and everything.

I just have to say again how much I love my vets office. The called yesterday, and again today to see how Nestle is doing! happy dance
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Cat Health > Nestle admitted at the vets office

Nestle

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Purred: Mon Feb 6, '12 7:29pm PST 
Thanks everyone! Im happy to say that Nestle ate some dinner tonight which makes me feel much better! Not nearly as much as she usually eats, but I'll take it! She's also up and walking around much more so I know she's feels better all around. She's still not back to herself yet, but I think the fluids the Dr gave her helps a lot and the meds are starting to kick in too! happy dance
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Cat Health > Nestle admitted at the vets office

Nestle

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Purred: Mon Feb 6, '12 12:00pm PST 
I just got Nestle back from the vets. The vet said it's a bacterial infection, most likely from getting some feces on her paws in the litter box and grooming herself. (time to go sterilize the litter box again...)

My vet is awesome and totally supports me feeding my animals a raw diet, which is GREAT! Although I agree that there are too many vets out there that hear "raw diet" and stop listening to anything else you try to tell them. She doesn't think the raw diet is to blame but we may have to re-evaluate that if this becomes a recurring issue as it could be an indication that she's just not able to handle it. She really doesnt think thats the case though and based on what I told her, she's happy with the diet Nestle is getting.

The vomiting was definately just that, vomiting. It was dark bial in the morning before she had even been fed her breakfast so I knew it wasnt a reaction to something she just ate.

The vet put Nestle on Chloramphenicol for 7 days and she has a follow up progress check in 2 days on Wednesday. It's unclear if it was salmonella, e-coli, or campylobacter, but the vet said that either way this antibiotic will take care of all three, so it doesnt really matter.

She said Nestle is in otherwise perfect health and she doesnt think this is the start of a significant issue, which is mildly reassuring, but you can bet Im going to be watching her and her bowl movements even more closely for a while!

Im just so happy my baby is back home already!
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Cat Health > Nestle admitted at the vets office

Nestle

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Purred: Mon Feb 6, '12 9:01am PST 
So, Im a total wreck! Nestle, my 1 year old Snowshoe, is at the vets office right now hooked up to an IV. Friday morning she threw up 5 times in less than 2 hours and then she just stopped eating like usual. I called the vet Friday morning to try to get her in right away, but the earliest they could see her was Monday morning. She's on raw and is usually the first to the food bowl and I've had to start feeding the 2 cats separately in a cage because she would eat all her food and then move on to try to eat Archer's too. The last 2 days, I've hardly gotten her to eat more than a Tbs of EVO wet food a day. She's also the type of cat where under normal circumstances, she'll come up and lay on your feet, roll over and want her belly rubbed. The last couple days she hasn't wanted to be touched, let alone rubbed! Totally out of character for her!

I took her to the vet first thing this morning and when I took her out of the carrier, her little bum rubs against my hand and my hand came away with blood on it! Needless to say at this point I just about lost it! The vet said she didn't feel like anything was impacted, but she did feel a stool in her colon and was concerned if Nestle was able to pass the stool. She's also thinking there's some kind of infection going on since she has a fever of 103.2. She's thinking possibly salmonella or e-coli that may or may not be related to the raw food since even the highest quality poultry can have salmonella.

She's keeping Nestle at the hospital for a few hours at least to hook her up to an IV and help her get re-hydrated, start her on anti-biotics and to give her an enema to see if she can pass the stool in her colon and determine if something else is going on.

I asked her if Nestle is having a hard time with the bones from the raw, and she wasn't sure, but she's going to check if there's any sharp pieces in the stool that could have caused this.

Im just so worried right now and will be so upset with myself if I caused this and ended up hurting my little baby by the choices I made for her.

Is there anything else you can think of that I should ask the vet? I love my vet, but Im always looking for more thoughts.
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Cat Health > What should we have the vet do?
Archer

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Purred: Mon Aug 15, '11 9:29am PST 
a couple doses of Revolution! hi5
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Food & Nutrition > Most nutritious dry cat food?

Archer

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Purred: Mon Aug 15, '11 6:32am PST 
EVO is one of the few kibbles I've ever really trusted. And they weren't involved in any of the reacalls over the last several years. It's a great food and I've even gotten several friends to switch to it as well and they've seen dramatic improvements in their cats.
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Cat Health > Some questions about herpes?

Archer

You idiot...
 
 
Purred: Mon Aug 15, '11 6:23am PST 
Chances are that they already have. All this means though is that like any kitten, they should be watched for symptoms of a URI and taken to the vet if they start to get a little kitty cold. Most kitty colds are actually caused by the herpes virus. I think this cat is just more pronounced since she was outside and didnt get to a vet sooner.

I think you're making the perfect choice in just letting the potential adopters know and letting them decide for themselves. way to goway to go
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Raw Food Diet > Kittens and raw

Archer

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Purred: Mon Aug 15, '11 5:41am PST 
I prefer cornish hean bones for kittens. The rib bones and wings on the hends are pretty perfect for really small kittens.
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Kitten Corner > When do I start wearing a collar?
Archer

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Purred: Tue Aug 9, '11 2:55pm PST 
Unless you guys go outside, I dont see a need for a collar... My guys are indoor cats and I have them microchipped in case they were ever to get out (Heaven forbid). They've never worn a collar...
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