|Purred: Sat Nov 10, '12 12:20am PST |
|Can cats have fish allergies? That could present as throwing up or asthmaa?
My cat, 15 months or so, gets Weruva canned in the morning and evening, and Before Grain kibble all day.
Recently she started throwing up, lost her energy, refused to eat, became sad small kitty.
We took her to the vet who couldn't find any obstructions on xray and recommended we take her to the hospital for ultrasound.
Ultrasound didn't find anything, blood and urine tests were normal.
We put her in the hospital overnight for rehydration and iv meds.
We got her back the next day in a sorry state. She was crazed to get out of the hospital. At home I boiled her some chicken, which she ate and kept down.
However, we had 3 pills (metronidazole, ondansetron, and cyproheptadine), all of which she refused to take. We paid the million dollars to get them compounded into liquids, which made giving her meds possible, though she still didn't like it, and the metronidazole made her foam at the mouth.
I made up "tuna water" both to be a "treat" after meds, and to encourage her to drink.
We started putting her back on her normal food, and she started having asthma attacks, which she'd never had before.
We took her to the vet, and got prescribed predisone tablets, which helped in frequency and severity, but the attacks didn't go away.
One time she had an attack after several days without having had any. After I got depressed about it, I realized I'd given her a Weruva fishy food that day. And the past several days she'd gotten Weruva chicken foods.
Back before the hospitalization, we were feeding her increasing amounts of fishh foods to try to encourage her to eat more, and I started mixing a little tuna in her meals, or adding some of the water in canned tuna, then the throwing up, and the onset of asthma.
My plan now is to toss the Before Grain salmon flavored kibble, and get Before Grain chicken flavored, and buy only the Weruva chicken flavors (maybe even getting some pouches, which I find much more difficult to use than cans).
Toss all the freeze dried cod and shrimp treats, and the bonito flakes, and get the freeze dried chicken chunks as treats.
However, can cats have fish allergies? Is it possible that fishy foods caused or exacerbated all of these problems?
Maybe she's not a "sick kitty" but rather, any time she started feeling peckish, I'd been increasing her fishy food intake and making her sicker?
I don't know if I'm seeing patterns where there aren't any, or getting my hopes up for nothing, or if maybe all this makes sense after all.
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