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Green Vomit, lots of it: Sleepy 6 mo old kitten

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I got home from surgery (elective, cosmetic, so I have no excuse) and one of my two kittens let out a long wail and proceeded to vomit half his weight in green vomit. I just brought plants in for the winter and I'm wondering if he got something poisonous that I misidentified. I am going over with digital photos to garden web to identify all my plants because I think it's the one I thought was English Ivy that he has eaten. There is also Coleus. Any references to poisonous plants for kittens? That is my next search.

I know he is sick and dehydrated because I did the pinch test and his inner eyelids are showing when his eyes are open--someone told me that was a bad sign. He has been sleeping with me ever since. We are all a mess. His brother is crying too.

I'll get him to the vet and myself to the doc tomorrow somehow. Any advice until then, is appreciated. I am now warming up a towel to put under him and know how to make homemade pedialyte and get it into him, which I will do. I feel like such crap though. Today is probably the worst day after surgery on my neck!

Yesterday I weighed them. Gray stripe Boo is 6.1 pounds and Peeka is 6.7 pounds and they are about five to six months old.
post #2 of 13
I think I may take him to the emergency vet tonight. this doesn't sound great.
post #3 of 13
Here is the Cat Fancier's info link:http://www.cfainc.org/articles/plants.html As they say, please get to vet ASAP. There is also a Poison Help link...Sending {{{{{{mega prayers and vibes}}}}}} to your two incredibly gorgeous boys, and also healing vibes to you! What a nightmare - PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED! Meanwhile, we're keeping you & your crew in our thoughts and prayers Susan & kits
post #4 of 13
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Okay, it's not English Ivy. That one is outside. I have to figure out what this other plant is then I am going to try to get him to the vet. I figure if it's green it's probably plant he ate, right?
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post #6 of 13
Swedish Ivy
I'm not sure about its effect on cats.
You really need to get the cat to the vet now.
post #7 of 13
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Thanks Mom of 4. I know he needs medical attention but I cannot drive this way or I will kill someone. I'm on pain meds and can't move my neck! I'm wrapped up like a mummy. So, I'm trying to find a ride. In the meantime, and it's not looking good, I need to find the recipe to Pedialyte. He is definitely dehydrated. Knowing what the plant is is incredibly helpful, thanks soosoooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #8 of 13
Can you call someone to TAKE HIM to a ER VET NOW
post #9 of 13
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Nobody wants to do that for me. I'm calling around now to talk to the vets.

I found the pedialyte recipe:

one cup water boiled then cooled
2 tsps sugar
pinch of baking soda
small pinch of salt
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by catsknowme View Post
Here is the Cat Fancier's info link:http://www.cfainc.org/articles/plants.html As they say, please get to vet ASAP. There is also a Poison Help link...Sending {{{{{{mega prayers and vibes}}}}}} to your two incredibly gorgeous boys, and also healing vibes to you! What a nightmare - PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED! Meanwhile, we're keeping you & your crew in our thoughts and prayers Susan & kits
Thank you for that link! Someone gave me lillies last week...they are beautiful...don't know what kind they are but I am taking no chances. They are going into the trash.
post #11 of 13
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When I do create a thread I like to include the links for people doing searches.

http://www.meowhoo.com/Cat_Health/On...rol/index.html
Here is another resource for poisonous plants. Swedish Ivy is NOT on it; thank God.

Boo just woke up and is eating his dry food. That eyelid thing is gone. The pedialyte is cooling.

Thanks so very much for the thoughts and prayers; I can almost see him looking better. I know he is still dehydrated and needs a vet but I also know he will make it through the night. At least at this point. He is all wide eyed right now, sniffing around for something to do....
post #12 of 13
Glad to read that he's doing better What a relief, seeing as to how you are in no shape to drive Bless you for not going behind the wheel - I understand how desperate you feel, but the risk of a car accident is too, too great and I shudder to even consider the possible tragedies that could occur.
When I was a kid, we had a cat who was vomiting green vomit - my dad said it was poison and gave the cat cream, a little at a time, from a teaspoon. The cat did live, but I wouldn't recommend taking these matters into one's own hands these days, since vets are readily available almost anywhere these days. When I was a child, we had one vet who was basically a large animal vet - his territory covered about 100 miles, north and south, so pet owners were pretty much on their own.
post #13 of 13
Rowan was puking something green one day, as soon as I got back from a sleepover. His 'daddy' had to work all that night, so the poor abandoned kittens had no-one to love them. I chalked it up to him being obnoxiously whiney and needy when I'm gone, and threw away the sage that he'd obviously been chewing on.
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