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Oh for God's sake, the cat has eaten garlic and onion dip

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ColdSancerre · 01/11/2011 08:36

Last night. He has vomited copiously overnight, had diarrhoea. Those are both signs of poisoning listed here

I'm waiting for the vet to open for calls at 9am and then I'm taking him straight in. I feel such an idiot for not knowing onion and garlic was so toxic. I knew about lilies.

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Fluffycloudland77 · 01/11/2011 09:14

I think there all alliums, so roughly the same family of plants. Chives are alliums too.

Our cat ate poisen red berries, threw up 5 times and lay there all night looking like a cat with tummy ache, he was fine the next day.

I'm sure he will be ok, it looks like his system has voided most of it. Poor little chap though.

And to think people laughed at me when I said onions are toxic to cats.

Makes you feel so powerless when they are ill.

DrinkYourWeakLemonDrinkNow · 01/11/2011 09:21

Sad Oh dear. Hope he's ok. I'm sure Fluffycloud is right about his system getting shot of it asap.

If it makes you feel better I also didn't know that either about garlic, onions and cats. Duly noted. One of mine is turning into a naughty little thief snaffling things he shouldn't.

JinxAndFluff · 01/11/2011 10:23

Might it not also be the effect of what the dip was made from - sour cream/creme fraiche/ yoghurt. All dairy products not good for cats, especially if he got through quite a bit of it suddenly? Probably had a major upsetting effect on the tum....

ColdSancerre · 01/11/2011 10:58

Possibly Jinx. I don't normally let them have dairy and it was quite rich and creamy. He doesn't even like cat milk normally. Why on earth he ate it I don't know. Then again he has a history of eating stuff he shouldn't.

I've left him at the vets they're doing a blood test and will repeat this afternoon to check for the anaemia it can cause. In the meantime he's on a drip and being monitored. They said its highly likely he'll be fine as it was small quantities and I could monitor him at home but he's semi-feral and doesn't take kindly to being kept in at all. And being purely selfish I don't want him to wee on my bed/sofa in protest.

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Fluffycloudland77 · 01/11/2011 15:18

At least the vets being thorough, poor cats prob dying to be out chasing mice and he's stuck with a drip in his leg.

Paracetamols deadly to them too. From what I've heard.

ColdSancerre · 01/11/2011 21:03

He's home, worn out. Blood test results were fine, I've got to watch out for lethargy Hmm he's a cat. He does seem subdued, but then he's had a busy day. Quite an expensive one too.

He's not allowed garlic and onion dip anymore.

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Fluffycloudland77 · 01/11/2011 21:05

Tell him he can put the houmous down too.

Glad he's ok.

SazZandASparkler · 01/11/2011 21:06

PMSL at looking out for a lethargic cat Grin

Mine pushed the butter dish over the other day and ate the lot, luckily not much left. Nor was it garlic butter.

Glad he is on the mend....

stinkyfluffycat · 01/11/2011 23:29

Mine ate a slice of onion tart once. No signs of illness at all, think she rather enjoyed it, pastry and all...

ColdSancerre · 02/11/2011 11:15

stinky I wish I could be so calm. I think my vets have me marked down as a neurotic cat owner on the system. I took this cat in a few months ago because he looked like he'd lost weight and was off his food. Vet duly weighed him, he'd put weight on, and then explained cats go off their food in summer (which I knew of course, I was just being neurotic). £28.

He seems fully recovered although he has a bald bit on his leg where he had the drip and a bald bit on his neck where they took the blood. The tabby has finally stopped sniffing him telling him he smells funny and he's been allowed out for the day.

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