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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 5:45 am 
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Hi everyone! I was hoping someone here might be able to give me some idea of what may be the problem with Stella. On Saturday I noticed that Stella was squinting her right eye and was accumulating more eye goop in the corner of that eye. The very next day (Sunday) I called to make an appointment with our vet since it didn't seem to clear up on its own. I won't be taking her in until tomorrow afternoon. The thing that is worrying me is that yesterday she didn't seem as interested in eating as she normally is. She ate a little, but not even half as much as she normally does. Now today she isn't eating at all...and she has been vomiting throughout the day. She seems very lethargic and has spent almost the whole day sleeping. She wasn't lethargic this morning, but it seemed to really hit her some time during the afternoon. I'm really worried. If anyone has experienced this with their bengal...I would appreciate it if you could tell me what the outcome was. I hope it's nothing serious! :(

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:49 am 
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Stella was hospitalized for 2 nights because she was so badly dehydrated. They needed to put her on an IV to bring her fluids back up. She somehow came down with gastroenteritis. Poor thing. Anyway, she came home Thursday evening and is slowly but surely returning to her old self again.

My bf was told by a friend of his who has bengals that his cats have gotten sick like Stella did from eating poisonous bugs. Has this ever happened to anyone else's cats?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:42 am 
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Glad she is feeling better.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:59 am 
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That's awful, glad she is getting better, well done for reacting so quickly.

Not heard of the poisonous bugs, but then that could be an US thing.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:54 pm 
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Hi

Thank goodness Stella is better. That must have been a worrying few days for you. I'm glad you took her to the vet so quickly.

In general when a cat that is normally a good eater goes off it's food then it is always a danger sign in my book and needs further investigation by the vet, asap. Better to have a full examination sooner rather than later as they can go downhill very rapidly especially if they are vomiting or have diarrhoea as well, but even in the absense of D&V, anorexia needs investigating.

I don't mean the odd time when they sniff at the food you have prepared but quite happily munch on a bit of chicken, but start to worry when they don't eat the chicken or other favourite food either or seem interested in the chicken but only eat a tiny bit of it.
(make sure before you panic that they are not filling themselves up with another source of food eg dog food or killed food, mice, rabbits etc. if they are outdoors :) )

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:50 am 
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Thanks everyone. Those few days were definitely very stressful. By the time Saturday came around I didn't have the energy to do anything. I felt like my body took a beating. Thankfully, Stella is back to her antics. :D

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