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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hepl..My male cat (Rambo) is 3 years old is not acting like himself. He was sitting on a table and fell of and started to shake. When he came out of that he walks around like he is new to the house. This is the 2nd time this has happened today. He was also "slobbering" He just isn't himself. I tried to call his vet but can't get ahold of him. Any idea what might be wrong with him? If anyone reads this Please, Please respond to me.

Thanks! Penny
post #2 of 22
I have no clue what's wrong with the little fella, but FIND AN ER VET AND GET RAMBO THERE NOW!!!
post #3 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jillian
I have no clue what's wrong with the little fella, but FIND AN ER VET AND GET RAMBO THERE NOW!!!
I totally agree. It could be something as simple as an ear infection or as serious as neurological problem. Please see a Vet and let us know the outcome
post #4 of 22
If you can't find a vet there are vets who do phone consults over the internet, though I am reasonably sure they will tell you to get this cat in to been seen quickly


http://www.meowhoo.com/Cat_Health/Ve...eb_/index.html
post #5 of 22
Please post a follow-up and let us know how Rambo is doing..I agree with the others, he needs to have a vet evaluation asap.
post #6 of 22
I so hope Rambo is doing better, Penny! Please let us know!
post #7 of 22
Sending good vibes over for Rambo. Have you managed to get to a vet Penny?
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
I finally got Rambo in the vet last night. He asked me if I have put any flee drops on him lately and I told him yes about a week ago. He thinks that he has injested it and is having a bad reaction to it. He gave him two different shots and gave me some valium for him in case he has any more seizures. He hasn't had any more seizures since last night. He is sleeping all the time now.
Hopefully this will all pass and everything will turn out great. Thanks for all of your postings and concerns.

Penny (Rambo's mom)
post #9 of 22
Penny,

Thank you for posting an update. Wishing Rambo a quick and full recovery!
post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pebbles_Ks
I finally got Rambo in the vet last night. He asked me if I have put any flee drops on him lately and I told him yes about a week ago. He thinks that he has injested it and is having a bad reaction to it. He gave him two different shots and gave me some valium for him in case he has any more seizures. He hasn't had any more seizures since last night. He is sleeping all the time now.
Hopefully this will all pass and everything will turn out great. Thanks for all of your postings and concerns.

Penny (Rambo's mom)
What did you use?

Spotz
post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
He gave him: Diazipam & Atropine. Are you familiar with these?
post #12 of 22
Sorry for the confusion, I meant what did you use for the flea control product.

Spotz
post #13 of 22
The Diazipam (Valium) will make him sleepy...I would get him off of that as soon as reasonable. Long term effects are not good in cats, but short term use is well regarded as safe. Follow your vets advice.

The Atropine has a few functions, mainly it reduces mucosal secretions. Basically will make him stop slobbering etc.

Spotz
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
I made a big mistake and bought an over the counter product: Heartz I think. He finally came out from under the bed and is sitting on the bed right behind me. He still doesn't have an appetite though.
post #15 of 22
Sadly, common mistake, no harm intended, no foul.

I would strongly reccomend getting the product from the veterinarian.

Frontline Plus is my product of choice.
Advantage and Revolution are also good products.

Never had a problem with any of them.

His appetite should improve, Valium generally has a negative effect on appetite. Glad to hear that he is up and about though.

Please keep us updated on this kitty.

Spotz
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yes, before I took him in to the vet he was slobbering. He has only had one shot of the valium since he hasn't had any seizures since his shot last night
post #17 of 22
post #18 of 22
This is a news report about Hartz flea products

http://kcal9.com/investigative/local...322194215.html
post #19 of 22
I am sorry to learn that you used over-the-counter products, I suspected as much. It is a common mistake and how were you to know that something so readily available and labled for pet use, could be toxic to your cat. You didn't know.

I hope your cat will recover fully from this experience, and please don't beat yourself up about it, as I said, how were you to know?
post #20 of 22
Thank you for Rambo's update. I am so happy he is recovering so well because you quickly took action to get him the appropriate care! You did a wonderful job observing his symptoms!
post #21 of 22
So glad that Rambo is recovering, what scare this has been for you. Hope he keeps on improving quickly.
post #22 of 22
Actually diazepam should have a positive affect on a cats appetite. Vets often use it as an appetite stimulant in cats. If your cat is not eating that is a problem. Do whatever you cat to get him to eat- warm up his food, offer him treats, tuna etc... If a cat goes more than 3 days without eating he can begin to suffer from Hepatic Lipidosis which will make him feel worse and can kill him.
Atropine is used in these cases because it increases heart rate. Pet store type spot on treatments cause the parasympathetic nervouse system to become "overactive". The Parasympathetic system is our "rest and restore" system (vs. the sypathetic system which is our fight or flight system). The side effects of this type of overdose are muscle tremors, drooling, diarrhea, slow heart rate, slow respiratory rate... The heart can arrest in these cases which is why atropine is used to increase rate.
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