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post #1 of 15
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So I just got back from a weekend away. I had a friend coming in to feed/look after the cats for the 3 days I'd be away. She said everything was fine when I talked to her yesterday and today. I got home (just now) and find Buddy is rather... bloated. I looked around the house to check and see if there was any puke or anything to clean up, and find that the pencil case I keep the treats in had been found, knocked down, and TWO whole bags of treats were eaten. One bag of Feline Greenies, and one bag of Nutro MaxCat Gourmet treats.

I know Buddy's tummy is upset, and Nya's not looking her best either. Do you think that it'll pass in a day or so with probably just an upset tummy, or should I be taking them to a vet tomorrow? *sigh* I hate going away.
post #2 of 15
I'll bet you could just call the vet and get reassurance that this doesn't constitute an emergency... meanwhile, I would feed them only the tiniest amounts, if at all.

At the risk of sounding all New Agey -- if your kitties are open to it, you might try very slowly stroking their tummies in a tailward direction for several minutes whenever they'll let you. I find this gentle, repetitive stroking (plus some murmurred reassurances) is very effective in easing upset tummies for my little nephew, and it seemed to help soothe my Clyde when he was sick once, too. With any luck, they drift right off and sleep through most of the misery.
post #3 of 15
Call the vet .... the wheat gluten in the greenies would be a concern .... Does the potty box look right>>>??
post #4 of 15
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Nothing too odd in the litter that I've seen. Since they never really get any grain, I assume it's the large amount of grain they've eaten that's making them bloated. But I'm calling the vet today just incase!
post #5 of 15
I second calling the vet. My vet said that they discourage the use of feline greenies as they are toxic to cats.
post #6 of 15
why are they toxic??
post #7 of 15
oh my goodness! i would definitely call the vet. even the sitter we used to use who gave lots of treats, didn't give that many. i hope your kitties feel better soon.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Melindar View Post
I second calling the vet. My vet said that they discourage the use of feline greenies as they are toxic to cats.
Toxic?! I know there were issues with the old dog formula of greenies (which was re-done to prevent any further issues with intestinal blockages). But there is nothing in the ingredients of feline greenies which are toxic... and the feline greenies are not composed the way the dogs were, so the risk of blockages are no higher than kibble itself. My own vet stopped selling them after the incidents with dog Greenies, but only because of the controversy...

Did your vet give you any other info to back up that statement?
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by vanillasugar View Post
Did your vet give you any other info to back up that statement?
No, actually I didn't really ask either. I just made an off handed comment about feeding them the greenies and she said not to b/c they were toxic. I didn't push it as I had been giving them more natural treats (dried liver, sweet potato treats) anyway. I've gotta go to the vet today (Butters has her check up this afternoon) so if you want I can ask.

Edited to Add: I knew about the dog greenie issue. I only gave Copper one and then read about how bad they were from another forum. Now he gets Raw Meaty Bones.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Melindar View Post
Edited to Add: I knew about the dog greenie issue. I only gave Copper one and then read about how bad they were from another forum. Now he gets Raw Meaty Bones.
Definatley an upgrade from Greenies!

I'd appreciate you asking if you remember to.
post #11 of 15
How are your little ones doing now?
post #12 of 15
Aww hopefully everything will pass ok.
I have to keep my treats up high in a closed cubboard because if I leave them out Saki will open them, whether they are in a bag, closed container.. I swear that boy is determined.

And I've heard about the issues with Greenies and dogs ( I just stopped feeding them altogether just to be safe) but I've NEVER heard that they are toxic to cats. I think there is some mis-information going on here.
post #13 of 15
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The cats both seem just fine now Both ate their dinners, and nothing out of the ordinary has appeared in the litterbox, so I think we're in the clear!
post #14 of 15
Excellent! I'm so glad they're better.
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