Wednesday, March 04, 2009
As soon as I got back from my trip I returned to a sick kitty. Canela was ill and was drooling excessively all over the place. I took her to the vet and they couldn't find anything really wrong and surmised that she may have eaten something off or that she may have a mouth sore.

"She's not telling us what the problem is," were the vet's exact words. Don't even get me started on that one.

I had to take her home and observe her for the past two days. Yesterday the drooling was less and today it seems to be nearly gone. I also had to deworm her. I have no idea where she got worms from but the vet said I could have brought them in on my clothes or something.

So the past two days I've been fawning over a sick kitty and wiping up a lot of cat spit. Now that things have calmed down I'm going to work on some schoolwork and hopefully by the end of the day I'll have my vacation pictures up for your enjoyment.

13 comments:

Michelle said...

Could be her teeth were hurting her.

SoozieQ said...

Cats will usually drool alot with they are nauseous, so something probably upset her stomach. Did they send her home with Centrine or anything to settle her stomach?

As for the "she isn't telling us what is wrong"...well animals tell us with their symptoms, so in a way they tell us. Vets I worked with will say that a lot as a way of saying they are having trouble seeing what the exact cause is.

renee in seattle said...

.....and you think you wouldn't make a good mom!

The day I found out I was pregnant with my first child my cat died from poisoning. I spent the next few months wondering how I was going to take care of a baby if I couldn't even keep a cat alive. It was a very serious concern.

Wide Lawns said...

She wasn't nauseated because she was eating pretty well. I gave her pumpkin. She seemed like with the dry food she was favoring one side of her mouth, so my guess was a sore. They also said she could have licked something that irritated her mouth. She had a small sore on her chin, but they said that couldn't have been causing her enough pain inside her mouth to make her drool. She seems pretty much better now though. I switched her to a food with much smaller pellets and she likes it, supplemented with her favorite pumpkin of course.

Missicat said...

Awww, poor kitty! Hope she is 100% soon. I hate it when one of my kitties is sick and I can't tell what it is or where it hurts..

Anonymous said...

Awww, poor little cat. And to think you doubt yourself in the mothering department!
Lil Skraps

Miss P said...

When our cat was drooling it was accompanied by a really bad smell. It turned out to be her teeth, four of which had to be removed.

Another time when she was drooling it was a sore (she had scratched herself near the corner of her mouth, and then when the scab formed, scratched that off also. The vet gave her antibiotic, just in cast it got infected.

But it really is hard when they aren't feeling well and you can't pinpoint the problem. Kind of like with a newborn!

A Margarita said...

Awww poor kitty! She still manages to look like a diva kitty though ;)

kerry said...

Poor sick kitty! I'm glad she seems to be doing better.

Kris said...

I know this may sound strange, but perhaps your cat is having problems with her teeth. Hopefully your vet checked with this, but it wouldn't hurt to ask and can be an over-looked problem.


Cats not only suffer from gum disease; they have a unique form of cavities. Though not a true cavity in the sense that they are not caused by germs, a severe and extremely painful erosion often develops at the gum line and bores a hole right into the tooth. Upon reaching the sensitive nerve tissue inside, this process will continue and eventually weaken the crown to the point of breaking off. More than 30 percent of cats develop at least one of these tooth lesions during their lifetime. Weight loss, decreased appetite, breath odor, drooling, and behavior changes can all result from this problem — they hurt.

Sorry for such a long comment, but felt bad for your kitty...

Wide Lawns said...

The vet did check for tooth and gum problems and didn't find anything. I still think she had a sore in her mouth though. She was really acting like she did.

onthegomom said...

My cat did the exact same thing last summer and the vet couldn't find anything wrong either. It disappeared as fast it came on. Odd... but I was glad it was nothing severe! Hope Canelea is back to her cute and adorable self :-)

SoozieQ said...

As long as she is eating good, that is a good sign. Pumpkin can be a great laxative so watch out for that :)

It sounds like there is something bothering her in her mouth. She could've had something caught that dislodged or a cut they just didn't see.

You are being a good pet owner so I'm sure she'll be back to her old less drooly self soon :)

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