Dylan Thomcat Vomiting Day Two Now

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Dylan Thomcat Vomiting Day Two Now
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Tue, 11-27-2012 - 4:37pm

Dylan is an indoor cat exclusively.  He never even gets into the garage.

I brought all my houseplants in from the patio the week before Thanksgiving.  Over Thanksgiving, I was away and Dylan was confined to "his" room, where there are no plants.  Since I returned home and let him out, he kept eating my plants.  I yelled, swatted, sprayed with water, and gave up.  All planrts have now been removed and put out of his reach.  I do own an Arrowhead plant and two 30+-year-old Pothos Ivies.  I am thinking his ingestion of plant leaves is what has made him sick.

I have been cleaning up cat puke for two days now.  What can I do to help Dylan at this point?

I'm a dog person, and I would be feeding my dogs small quantities of boiled white rice and plain chicken. 

I am concerned because cats seldom consume enough water to begin with.  Should I give Dylan chiicken broth?  Should I give him boiled rice?  Would he eat it?

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Registered: 03-24-2000
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 9:48am
There are so many poisionous plants to cats and some can cause really serious damage to them. I think you should take Dylan to the vet. He may need more than boiled chicken. You really don't want him going for more than a couple of days without eating as it can cause liver failure or damage. Here's a list of the really bad ones that you shouldn't have around cats. http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/17-common-poisonous-plants.aspx Good luck and let us know what the vet says.

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 11:38pm
It has been at least 30 hours since he last vomited. I finely chopped some lean turkey and mixed it with chicken broth this morning. He ate it and it stayed down. At dinnertime, I gave him 1/2 serving of his usual food. He seems fine. I've had some of these plants for 30 years, and I've had four cats in and out of the house in that time. I never had one that wanted to eat my plants with the determination Dylan has. Naughty Siamese! Is it because he is indoor only? Do I need to grow grass for him or something.

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Registered: 03-24-2000
Thu, 11-29-2012 - 9:40am

Thank goodness he is able to keep his food down now. 

I don't know what it is about some cats wanting to taste everything.  I had one that did the same thing. Nothing was safe with her.  You can try growing some cat grass for Dylan and see if that helps.  Indoor cats usually like to munch on it.  I think it's just the way he is and you will just have to be careful when you bring your plants in for the winter. Not sure if it's bordem, curiousity, something new to mess with or what it is with some of them.

 

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Registered: 11-20-2001
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 6:44am

Gaye I am so glad he is doing better, what a scare!!  Hopefully he won't be vomiting anymore.

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 2:46pm
I'm working MWF 8-12 until the end of the year. I got home about an hour ago and checked on Dylan. Bowl is empty. No vomit anywhere. Poopies in litter box. His little body seems to be working.... I waited 44 years for my Siamese, and Dylan was 7 when I adopted him. He MUST ive to be 20! LOL

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Registered: 07-02-1999
Sun, 12-02-2012 - 5:38pm
glad he is feeling better. I have been reading but having problems signing on at work so I wasn't able to post. Keep us posted on your boy!
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Registered: 03-24-2000
Tue, 12-04-2012 - 9:51am

I'm so glad to hear that Dylan is fine now and back to normal.

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