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The not so fun things about multiple cats.

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I love my babies and can't imagine life without even 1 of them, but I have discovered why 4 is not always a good thing. A couple of weeks ago Jordan had a watery stool problem. With some flagyl the problem went away. They never found anything in his stool. The vet & I both just figured it was that I had fed him a differnt kind of food, and with his other problems his tummy is just sensitive. Well then last week, Isaac developed the same problem. Knowing it was probably the same thing but praying it wasn't I made a vet appointment. Then Friday night Maggie suddenly threw up & went in the box 3 times in less than a hour. OH GREAT!! So I called & they were kind enough to squeeze her into his appointment time. SO they started on Flagyl on Saturday. Well then last night Levi was in the box 2 times in less than an hour. The smell gave him away. He too now has the runs. I'm hoping that the sample I took in on Saturday will show something. SO I called the vet this morning & left a message. I'm waiting for a dosage amount for him. I'm just praying that Jordan dosen't get it again, or at least if he does he gets it before Saturday. My plan for Saturday is to dump the boxes & BLEACH them. I have never really had anything that made the rounds this well, but I'm wondering who else has discovered the hard way why multiple cats isn't always a good thing?
post #2 of 11
Awww, your poor babies! I hope they are all back to normal soon. Thankfully, I don't have to worry about the multiples passing things onto eachother...but then again, I don't get 4x the love either
post #3 of 11
At least you know who's been responsible. The problem I have is someone throwing up a couple of times in the day and not having a clue who it is. We really do need some home DNA testing to link the output to the correct cat.
post #4 of 11
I hope they feel better soon.
post #5 of 11
Me too I hope they feel better
post #6 of 11
The chance of health problems goes up with multiple cats. I've never heard a good explanation of that, but it's true of kids, too, by the way!
post #7 of 11
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It's a good thing I don't have OCD (although if I did I probably wouldn't have 4 cats). Now that they are all on medication & thre is less litter box stink, there is drool all over my house . I don't know if anyone has ever given liquid flagyl, but all 3 boys were running around this morning foaming at the mouth & looking rabid. If it wern't so gross it would be really funny.
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It's a good thing I don't have OCD (although if I did I probably wouldn't have 4 cats). Now that they are all on medication & thre is less litter box stink, there is drool all over my house . I don't know if anyone has ever given liquid flagyl, but all 3 boys were running around this morning foaming at the mouth & looking rabid. If it wern't so gross it would be really funny.
Poor babies! Flagyl really is an icky medicine to give to them. I hope they all feel better soon!

(and tell me about having multiple cats getting sick all at the same time! URI season is upon my household right now)
post #9 of 11
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Poor babies! Flagyl really is an icky medicine to give to them. I hope they all feel better soon!

(and tell me about having multiple cats getting sick all at the same time! URI season is upon my household right now)
ugh, tell me about it. I'm glad the soggy sneezes have almost abated around here.
I just treat them both. If one doesn't need it now, she will soon enough.
Bea keeps to herself and never catches anything. She's never sick, I've only had to take her to the vet once for anything besides an annual or shots.
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ugh, tell me about it. I'm glad the soggy sneezes have almost abated around here.
I just treat them both. If one doesn't need it now, she will soon enough.
Bea keeps to herself and never catches anything. She's never sick, I've only had to take her to the vet once for anything besides an annual or shots.
I was really supprised when Levi got it. He has a great immune system. He's never been sick & we had ring worm 4 differnt time. He NEVER got it. I just don't worry about him getting sick. So when he got the runs, I decided Jordan was sure to get whatever this is again. Might as well treat him again.
post #11 of 11
Poor kids!! I hope everyone clears up quickly for you! And Jordan doesn't get sick again!!

LOL, I have 6! Right now 7- I LOATH when bugs make their rounds in my house!
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