Cat Scares

We thought we had two sick cats on our hands last night. It all started when Dizzy ate a whole tomato slice off the pizza we had ordered. Dizzy is dumb and eats or drinks pretty much anything, including beer. I didn’t really think too much about it, but Joe wanted to look it up online. What did we find? That tomatos in all forms are toxic for cats.

Insert freakout here. We called the vet’s after hours number, and the person who answered said that he would be fine, so that calmed us down a bit. Joe said she sounded like she got that question a lot.

Then, we gave the cats their flea treatments. I think Callie squirmed a bit while Joe was squirting it on her, and some of it dripped down her side. She must have licked some because all of a sudden she started tearing around the house shaking her face. It took forever to catch her, and when we did we saw that she was foaming at the mouth.

Insert second freakout here. We put her in the bathroom with some water and food, and eventually she calmed down seemed to be fine. We kept an eye on her, and today she is back to her normal self.

I’m glad they ended up being fine. And that we didn’t have to make a late night trip to the emergency vet!

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. I think there’s nothing worse than having an animal ill and not knowing quite what to do about it. It’s not as though you can ask what’s wrong. Good to hear everything is all right now.

  2. I had a terrible scare with flea spray too with one of our cats but I think it’s a reaction they have. I wish there was information on the package about it. Glad they’re both OK.

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