…And what happens almost every long weekend? Cammie becomes sick.
Very early this morning, the princess threw up her breakfast. I didn’t attribute it – I didn’t want to attribute it – to her usual illness, some form of severe food allergy. Her behaviour suggested that it was a momentary aversion to the particular meal she had consumed. But after she regurgitated twice more later in the morning, I realised that she would need another trip to the veterinary hospital, and an injection of Cerenia.
This she received at 2.30 this afternoon. She has been quite morose since, and refuses to eat anything. This was expected. After vomiting food, Cammie becomes distrustful of food in general. She has not eaten anything – that stayed down – since last night, so if this condition prevails by tomorrow evening, I will force-feed her something, an action to which I am not looking forward.
I am very much puzzled as to why she is having this episode. I am certain she did not get into anyone else’s food; I am vigilant in this proscription. Though she has managed it even under my eye in the past, I can’t believe she did it this time. Her blindness makes the possibility even more difficult.
The only thing I can think caused it was the Z/D soft-food that Cammie eats. It is horrible hydrolised rubber, barely edible; she has liked it for some time now, however. The likelihood, given its composition, that the Z/D created this disturbance in her is very small. But the tin I opened for her this morning seemed to be of a slightly different consistency. I had noticed one or two other tins like that on previous occasions. The fact that she ate from them and suffered no ill effects suggested that this one too would cause no problems. Perhaps it was contaminated.
For now, we wait. Cammie has not thrown up since this morning. Neither has she eaten, nor even drunk. I think she wants to, but is afraid of the consequences. I hope to see that change tonight.
You've already said John and l wasReplyDelete
going to suggest..a change of food/diet..
Perhaps a dish or two of different foods,
she may sniff and eat the preferred one..
It's all a bit worrying l know..One step
at time, as you already know! Bless!
Unfortunately, Cammie is highly allergic to almost everything but the Z/D food, and experiemtning is dangerous as it may cause another vomiting episode.Delete
I will be waiting and concerned.ReplyDelete
Oh poor Cammie and poor you! Boy, there's never a dull moment at your house. You deserve some peace and quiet! Get well soon, Cammie!ReplyDelete
Poor love. I hope it was a problem with just the one tin, nothing else. And I hope she starts eating again on her own, no need for force-feeding. N & D send their strongest purrs to her, and to the rest of your gang, and you too!ReplyDelete
Poor poppet. Please give her a pat from us and we hope her tummy feels better.ReplyDelete
Poor girl! I sure hope it was just that tin, and she'll be willing to eat on her own soon.ReplyDelete
Poor Cammie. I hope that by now she's doing better.ReplyDelete
Poor sweetie, we hope you figure it all out soon, we know you do too.ReplyDelete
poor Cammie - we hope she is feeling better soonReplyDelete
Cammie, both of The 'O' Cats haven't been eating their food much, which is probably due to the hot, humid temps. So, I gave them kibble, which I usually only feed them in wintertime. They lapped it all up! I hope you find your appetite again soon, sweet kitty.ReplyDelete
cammie; we bee troo lee sorree N stooopid az it soundz we hope it waz a case oh funkee food...heerz hopin bye now ewe haz eaten sum thin N drank sum water...all sew tell dad ta ask de vet if ewe mite bee given pepcid....trooth....it helpz with an upset stomach ♥♥♥ st francis' blessings....all wayz.....ReplyDelete
I do have some Pepcid AC but thought I'd would try the slippery elm first, as it is more easily given to my girl.Delete
I am sorry that Cammie is having this episode on top of all her other woes.ReplyDelete
I have been away for three days and not used the internet, so I am catching up again. I am reading your posts in correct order so hope to see she has improved in the next two posts.
We are sending our prayers for dear Cammie. It is vexing when a cats problems are managed for some small part and then return. I dont know if you have tried raw food for her but some friends who have say they are the best for allergies.ReplyDelete