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"The Screamer" "Scream" is not acting her usual self

post #1 of 24
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Scream, is one of my newest kittens, she is 3 mos. she was the runt of the litter, she came out screaming, so needless to say that is what we named her. She has always been very active, and is so funny, chase is her favorite game, and today I hadn't witnessed any chasing going on, I thought it to be strange, so I went looking for her, she was still in the same place on my son's bed and hadn't come out all day, I immediately felt her nose, someone told me that once, that if their nose is warm that usually means they have temperature, if it is cool, that meant no temp. That may not be true... but her nose felt warm. Her eyes looked a bit hazy, or lazy, heck I don't know, I'll take her to the vet. today, but it is bugging me, can't imagine what it could be. She's an indoor kitty, anyway, I guess I just wanted some input, if any, would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Love those cats!
carwashcats
post #2 of 24
Can't give you any input but you are obviously doing the right thing taking her to the vet. Good luck.
post #3 of 24
Your certainly thinking smart by taking her to the vet. Let us know what they say about Scream.
post #4 of 24
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Thanks for your concern! Scream got up this morning acting better, I felt her nose again, not as warm as earlier, then she ate a little, next thing I heard going on was the "chase" she loves oh so well! I rushed out the door, we have hurricanne victims staying in our town since the storm, I volunteered to help cook breakfast for some of them. I met 1 woman, 37, she has her husband, and 3 children. Someone gave them a trailer house to move into, they will reside here, they had nothing, everyone pitched in got old furniture and
some things. She said the spiders (brown-recluse) were bad and she was deathly afraid of spiders.I knew it was meant to be, so I said, I'll be right back, and brought back a TV I wasn't using, then I went to the feed store, they donated the sprayer bottle, and the Demon poison, Thanks Newkirks! Then on to the Humane Society, or animal shelter to bring them some supplies and cash, it was all I could do to even go inside, and then the girl let it slip out that they were euthansing animals downstairs, OMG! I didn't know how to react, I can't do anything about it, but .... I had to go, real fast, real quick!I can't handle it! I want to help in some way all the stray, abandoned, animals in my area, and already took home a feral cat colony from our local car wash, OMG! they are just precious, but I really can't handle the horror stories animals face everyday! oh well didn't mean to get carried away. We finally got home this evening, and Scream was pretty much normal,I will keep a close eye on her for a couple of days though!
Oh and one more weird thing happened to my son and I today, we left the animal shelter, then we went to PetsMart, I had volunteered us for the adopt-a-pet thing on Saturdays, so my son went back to the cages where they house kittens, my son says, " mom come here!" I did and we looked in this one cage, and in the litterbox was (looked to me) a dead kitten, its neck looked broken! That was so sad, I immediately called a person over to see about it and they checked it out and said it had moved but had really bad dirreahea. I had to run! We got out of there, I was about to cry! Too much about death around our part of the world for me for a long while, OH here is the Screamer now, she's just a screamin!(meowing) Got to go for now! carwashcats
post #5 of 24
Well the nose thing isn't true... I would have her checked by the vet. Could she have gotten into a house plant?
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by emb_78
Well the nose thing isn't true... I would have her checked by the vet. Could she have gotten into a house plant?
Guess I should have read on before typing!!! LOL
post #7 of 24
You can not tell anything by feeling cat's nose.
post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
Can't give you any input but you are obviously doing the right thing taking her to the vet. Good luck.
This is great! Jenny, your from Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and you read and replied to my thread, this is awesome! I have also read responses from a Vet-Tech in Milwaulke,emb 78, awesome! and rosiemac from the Uk, simply a good feeling after my crazy day! Thanks to all ! This is fun! Can you tell I'm knew at this? LOL cwc
post #9 of 24
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[quote=rosiemac]Your certainly thinking smart by taking her to the vet. Let us know what they say about Scream.[/QUOTE

Hey rosiemac! How do I get my cool-cat pictures like yours of rosie and sophie (2 sweethearts)as my avatar? I have noticed a lot of people do too, I have literally taught myself the computer in the last 2 yrs. It has been interesting and slow, to say the least! just laugh along with me! I have been trying to find out where to go the learn how to do the pictures as avatar or as an icon, well I just started last night, could ya'll tell me how? Thanks
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by emb_78
Guess I should have read on before typing!!! LOL
Listen that is quite alright, thanks for responding!
Is your cat Savannah in your picture Brown or Black? Reason why, I have my first baby, Spook, Spookie that looks identical to her, that is if she is black? and if she is brown, OMG she is absolutely gorgeous, and where did you ever find a chocolate cat? I have never seen one before! But she's probably black so I won't go on! I know how gorgeous she is, if she is black, Spook looks like a black panther, he has lime green eyes! He was the first of the ferel that has come to my home to live. he is tops, bless his heart, he had something happen to him before I met him that night at the car wash. He has 1/2 a tail, a chunk tore out of one ear, and his nose is permanently pushed over to one side! He is the best cat I have ever had, your Savannah kitty looks alot like Spookie!
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
Can't give you any input but you are obviously doing the right thing taking her to the vet. Good luck.
Your Ellie, (middle picture) looks like my Spookie also, so does emb 78 kitty, Savannah! Hope I have gotten the names correct! Have a great day or night, I'm going to bed now! Thanks everyone again!
post #12 of 24
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[quote=carwashcats]
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Your certainly thinking smart by taking her to the vet. Let us know what they say about Scream.[/QUOTE

Hey rosiemac! How do I get my cool-cat pictures like yours of rosie and sophie (2 sweethearts)as my avatar? I have noticed a lot of people do too, I have literally taught myself the computer in the last 2 yrs. It has been interesting and slow, to say the least! just laugh along with me! I have been trying to find out where to go the learn how to do the pictures as avatar or as an icon, well I just started last night, could ya'll tell me how? Thanks
I just found out how to post my pictures! Yea
post #13 of 24
The only true way to find out if you cat has a temperature, is to take her temperature rectally.Feeling the nose, or the paws doesn't do a thing in telling you what the cat's internal temperature is.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by hissy
The only true way to find out if you cat has a temperature, is to take her temperature rectally.Feeling the nose, or the paws doesn't do a thing in telling you what the cat's internal temperature is.
THank you ...I have told my mom this for ever and she said no if the nose is warm they have a fever..lol
post #15 of 24
Hi there carwashcats! Yes, Ellie is lovely - she has the longest legs of any cat I have ever seen. I always say if she were human she would be a supermodel! And sometimes in sunlight her fur takes on a dark brown tinge. Other times she looks blue-black. But I am glad you are excited about TCS - we have members from all over the world, and it is great to exchange views and get help from Australia, the US, the Philippines and all over Europe! We all love our cats and do anything we can to better the lot of felines everywhere. Ferals have a terrible time, worse in some countries than others - here they are regarded as just vermin and there are no cat shelters.
post #16 of 24
Glad your kitten is back to normal. What a day you had with learning about pets being euthanized and then going to the pet store to see that poor kitten who'd had the diarrhea. Makes you wonder why in God's name they didn't get her to a vet if she was sick????? Some of these store clerks have no brains. Poor kitten.

We have seven furry babies (ages 2,2,2,3,9,10,11) and the funniest thing is that when one of them is notably not feeling well, my husband goes up and asks the sick one while petting him, "What's the matter?" That always cracks me up because he obviously isn't going to get an answer.

From the ages of our cats you can see just when we turned into rescuers, lol. With four that young we get some crazy antics around here!

Judy
post #17 of 24
Oh i'm so pleased your kitten is a lot better!

If you need any help posting pictures at anytime just let me know
post #18 of 24
I'm so glad that Scream is doing better! Sounds as if things are very hectic down there! Sending you a hug from Illinois, hoping things slow down a bit soon.
post #19 of 24
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Thanks Jennyranson! You seem to be a really kind person, I'm sure things are worse in other countries, I really never thought in depth about it, you know, so caught up in my own world! No shelters, I am wondering is the population out of control? Have you always lived there? My spook was the first one I met at our local carwash one night, he has obviously been through something tramatic when he was just a babe, he has a chunk tore from his ear, 1/2 his tail is cut off, and his nose is permamently disfigured!
What a doll! He is the best cat I have ever had! He chased the bugs and would jump, and flip in mid-air to try to catch them, we began to feed him immediately, and he jumped in the truck with us on the third day! He has been here at home with us ever since, his name Spook or Spookie came from the time of yr. we found him, Halloween, and being all black! He is beautiful! My rescue story is published on savesamoa.org go to the story of the carwashcats, by Monique in Texas! That is my story, and it has pictures, the only ones I didn't get sent in in time were of Spook and Love! Someone on here has a cat that looks just like Love another orphan from the carwash: Spook, Mama, Love, and Mama's kitten Scream! We gave away Fred and Ethal, Screams' brother and sister! Check it out if you have time! I love this site! Have a great day! CWC
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by sunnicat
I'm so glad that Scream is doing better! Sounds as if things are very hectic down there! Sending you a hug from Illinois, hoping things slow down a bit soon.
Thanks for your concern and most of all the hug! I needed that! Things are better for me, I have it good in comparsion to the people from Louisiana, and Miss. So glad I registered here, everyone is so kind on this site!! If you don't mind me asking, where in Ill. do you live, reason why, because I was born in Chicago, and of course some of my family still lives outside of the city now, and some in Mich. Anyway, we moved from Naperville down south quite a few yrs. ago now, matter of fact my parents just came back from Chicago, a couple of days ago, they were there to see my aunt and uncle! thanks again!Hugs to you! cwc
post #21 of 24
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All's well, I found out that you need so many posts to be able to have cool cat pictures, I'm well on my way , you can go to www.savesamoa.org and look up rescue stories, mine is "The Carwashcats", by Monique in Texas. That is why my name is carwashcats on here, it has pictures of my sweeties, although I didn't get Spook or Love's pictures sent in in time before it was published! Check it out , if you have time!
post #22 of 24
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Judbie, the rescues are the most rewarding and the cats I have rescued seem to be so appreciative, especially since they were all wild, we (my son and I) would go 2 times a day to the carwash to feed and try to get them use to us, a couple warmed up to us pretty quick but were still pretty skiddish, everyday it was just like starting over again! Reminds me of that movie 50 first dates, with Drew Berrymore, and Adam Sandlier.LOL hope to hear from you again! Take care! cwc
post #23 of 24
GLad Scream is doing better.You are doing a great job! Look forward to talking with you through the forums. I have been in Bosnia ten years, but will leave next June (with my furbabies of course) and got to france, where I have bought a farm. And where people care a bit more about their pet animals. Population control here, to answer your question, is by catching and euthanising the stray feral dogs (left from the war and sometimes very sick and dangerous) and shooting the feral cats. People don't have pet cats.
post #24 of 24
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sounds like you have an interesting life! Just kept in touch no matter where you go!
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