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My cat has been poisoned

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ScoobyDoo2012 Sun 17-Jun-12 17:12:06

Devastated is an understatement. Charlie began to look dizzy yesterday, I then found him barely conscious, took him to the emergency vets where they concluded he's been poisoned with anti-freeze.

My poor baby is fighting for his life, vet has given him vodka (?!) intravenously but I am feeling horribly miserable after doing some research and learning they often don't recover. He is only 2 and usually healthy. Seeing the vet at 7.30 to find the results of his bloods now they have done everything they can - this will then prompt either further treatment or euthanasia.

I went to warn my neighbours, who informed me their FOUR cats were killed the exact same way, and never told us?!?!? Have informed RSPCA and police. I am really struggling to deal with the fact this is most likely a deliberate poisoning.

Charlie was showing early signs of renal and kidney failure yesterday but has made it through the night and these bloods will tell us if the treatment has helped. Feeling very very sad right now.

I guess I am just posting in the hope that someone knows of a cat who has survived this sad Please keep your fingers crossed for my precious Charlie sad

edam Wed 20-Jun-12 19:59:44

I'm so sorry Scooby. Your vet sounds like a good 'un, seems he did everything he could possibly try for Charlie.

Sometimes I really wish karma worked so bastards like the swines who poisoned Charlie get what they deserve...

2MumsAreBetterThan1 Wed 20-Jun-12 20:11:36


So very sorry to hear about Charlie, how people can do this to an innocent animal is beyond me.

Do you mind sending me a pm with the area this happened in, I am also in Chester and now very worried about letting my cats outdoors.

Thanks x

QOD Wed 20-Jun-12 20:21:28

Oh I am so sorry

BuffyFairy Wed 20-Jun-12 22:04:31

So sorry for your loss. Poor Charlie. I'll push the petition on facebook.

ScoobyDoo2012 Wed 20-Jun-12 22:32:44

2mumsarebettetthan1 its ok we live by nekton drive in upton sad

LadySucre Thu 21-Jun-12 11:40:54

oh I am so sorry to read this. Poor charlie. You gave him 2 lovely happy years though and he was obviously deeply loved. sad sad sad

recall Thu 21-Jun-12 14:24:50

I'm so sorry SCOOBY I signed the petition.

viagrafalls Thu 21-Jun-12 20:29:19

So sorry - poor Charlie sad angry

givememarzipan Fri 22-Jun-12 01:48:01

So sorry about Charlie sad

I haven't read the whole thread so I apologise if I'm repeating anyone, but it seems this has been going on in Upton since at least May. It's disgusting.

[ local news story]

givememarzipan Fri 22-Jun-12 01:48:37

Sorry try again: local news

PlanetJ Mon 25-Jun-12 13:49:43

Hi Scoobydoo, so sorry to hear about your cat charlie. Our lovely cat Jack was killed in exactly the same way 5 weeks ago and we are still heartbroken! We know who did it and have informed the police, but they have not got back to us. It is just heartbreaking isn't it? Can you post a link to your facebook group so I can join? We miss our lovely jack so much, they certainly are a big part of the family. He was so special! Sending hugs, know exactly how you must be feeling. It's devastating!

Doogle1958 Thu 02-Aug-12 20:31:31

Hi Scoobydoo just been reading the thread really sorry about your cat charlie, i lost my cat jack today he must have been poisoned on Saturday and went downhill this morning ..I had to fill the void so i went out this evening a bought an 8 week old female kitty...But still feeling very sad about my lovely boy jack...I hope you recover from the loss of your kitty charlie soon

zara206y Sun 05-Aug-12 15:19:12

I have worked in vets for 15 years and seen this so many times. Sometimes its because people put down poision down for the rats mice etc then kitty comes along and eats them. Then the cat is ill. The way rat poison works is the main ingredient is Warfarin. This is a blood thinning agent, thus it bleeds the animals inside out. They bleed to death. Its horrendous and very cruel. Cats generally react by looking dazed and wobbly, drunk etc or just very flat, mouth ulcers etc. Kidney and Liver failure is part of the course, this can be controlled with medications and fluids given I.V to thin them out. Sometimes if caught early enough can turn them around. Cats then generally will always have damaged Liver/Kidneys and generally need to be on a specific diet made by someone like 'Hills'. Some cats will pull through, some unfortunately wont. Its very hard to prevent this and often its not deliberate as you dont often see antifreeze lying around. Its generally done like i said..we poision the rats, cats eat them! I hope your kitty pulls through and that its caught in time. xx

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