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Ophie is not well.

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Just dashed her to the vets having found her with foamy drool pouring from her mouth. Vet couldn't see anything in her mouth but said she may have a bit of grass in her soft palate or she may have licked a toad...so it's a watch overnight and see if she improves or not.

Now I KNOW we have frogs in the garden because she catches them and brings them in. I don't THINK we have toads, but then again I guess there could be some under the shed..we have a small pond so I guess it's possible?.

Ophie is next to me drooling and breathing a bit fast and very sorry for herself sad Luckily she doesn't go out of the garden so I know it won't be poisonous flowers as I only grow cat safe ones.

Fibgers crossed pleased that it's toad licking and nothing worse!

cozietoesie Mon 03-Aug-15 19:06:43

Good luck to the lass.

CocaKoala Mon 03-Aug-15 19:09:20

Fingers crossed she'll be on the mend soon. Keep us posted on how she's doing.

Corygal Mon 03-Aug-15 19:44:25

Oh Medusa, what a tricky day. Hope the toad has slunk off in disgrace. Have a peaceful evening and hope all is better tomorrow. Mr C waves a fat paw and sends regards too.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 03-Aug-15 22:34:08

How is she doing? you must have been so worried seeing her like that.

I think she is going to be ok. She hasn't eaten all day but finally had a bit at 8pm and hasn't thrown up (yet). Still drooling a bit but less frothy and she has rolled and snuggled next to me..her breathing has settled (she had a bad nasal flare earlier).

I'm guessing she investigated a toad! I shall keep an eye on her overnight though!

thecatneuterer Tue 04-Aug-15 00:45:21

Glad to hear it. I hope she gets well soon.

RubbishMantra Tue 04-Aug-15 03:06:34

Phew. Thank fuck she's OK. Good vibes coming from us. x

recall Tue 04-Aug-15 03:50:52

Toad ? WTF ? Can they become ill licking a toad ???

Ive just this minute returned from the vet, had to leave my pregnant Peaches there sad
It never occurred to me she may have licked a toad, but yesterday there was lots of screaming and laughter in the garden, and the children ran in telling me about a "frog" in the garden.

Peaches had rapid breathing, a temperature, and her head is twitching. Both the vet and I thought maybe it was eclampsia, and she gave her some calcium and there seemed to be improvement, but her blood results didn't indicate low calcium. I never thought of toad licking shock

cozietoesie Tue 04-Aug-15 09:17:18

It's not something I've ever had a cat knowingly exposed to - seems to be a problem more when they pick up a toad in their mouths to carry inside as a plaything/present.

I had a quick look-see and this was one of the references.

'Toad toxicity. We see occasional cases of exposure to toads in the summer months when the toads are spawning. Toads are most active around dawn and dusk and most toad-related incidents occur in the evening when cats lick them. The onset of signs of poisoning is rapid and you can see drooling, frothing, foaming, pain around the mouth, vomiting, wobbliness, seizures and collapse in severe cases.'

One of the vets who post might have a more informed opinion, though.

Wolfiefan Tue 04-Aug-15 09:20:31

Oh Medusa I'm sorry. Sending flowers and kitty healing vibes.
(Totally off track but perhaps MN can add a catnip or dreamies emoticon so I can send something for kitty too?)

cyclerunmum Tue 04-Aug-15 10:22:58

Oh I hope he is feeling better soon Medusa. I too had no idea about Toads being toxic!

PolterGoose Tue 04-Aug-15 10:42:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

She's fine this morning.. so I suspect the vet was right and she'd tried to pick up a toad instead of a frog... I think we might have both in the garden!

MAYBE this will put her off trying to bring them in the house!

cozietoesie Tue 04-Aug-15 11:25:13

Ah - she's given to 'present' giving then?

Corygal Tue 04-Aug-15 13:38:20

Blimmin pesky toad, poor Ophie, glad she is on the mend. I always thought toads being poisonous was an urban myth! It should put her right off tho' with any luck.

BettyCatKitten Tue 04-Aug-15 13:51:42

Glad she's ok. Your cats are stunning, I always click on the photos you put up smile

hiddenhome Tue 04-Aug-15 18:07:47

Heck, I didn't know toads were toxic! shock

Wolfiefan Tue 04-Aug-15 18:09:10

Yes hidden. Never lick a toad! grin
Medusa. Get some flash cards. Toad bad. Cuddles good!
Glad all seems well.

LuluJakey1 Tue 04-Aug-15 18:10:55

We have toads and frogs. Our two never pick either up but do pat them on the head. Then the toad or frog squeals and our cats run away. grin

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