My cat has been poisoned, what do I do?

Cat that may have been poisoned

Do you have a poisoned cat? Despite the advances in animal respect, there are still many people who spend part of their time poisoning both cats and dogs. The latter are the most frequently victims of these human beings, since there are many felines that live abroad.

Whether you live in a city, a town or in the countryside, you must take a series of measures so that your friend and partner can enjoy their life every year that they touch, since in addition to the dangers that can be found outside at home, it must also be protected within the home. So that, What do I have to do if my cat has been poisoned?

Symptoms of poisoning in cats

Cat in the garden

I still remember as if it were yesterday to one of the cats of the colony that I am taking care of. I had just come to the garden and she was crouching, with half-open mouth trying breathe. She was not moving from the site, and it was evident that she had been poisoned. When picking her up to put her in the carrier, I noticed how her heart had raced. Without a doubt, the situation was dire.

The vet ran a series of tests on him, and discovered that he had a pulmonary edema. In other words, he had more fluid than necessary in his lungs that prevented him from breathing normally. It was still missing to know what had caused that, but in the end we concluded that it had been the pipette for cats that had been put in the day before. Yes, flea and tick pipettes can also cause serious problems for animals. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

In addition to the symptoms mentioned (shortness of breath and weakness), we will know that our friend has been poisoned if he loses consciousness, has the Stomach swollen, convulses, coughs and / or sneezes, vomits, cat drools a lot and / or have diarrhea. You will also feel depressed, not wanting to do anything ... except take a breath.. In very serious cases, you are likely to find a quiet, isolated place, where you can rest without being disturbed by anyone.

First aid from a poisoned cat

Cat away from home

In the event that we suspect that our friend has been poisoned at home we can do a number of things to try to make you feel better.

The first and most important thing is to hold him firmly (but gently) in your arms and take it to a well-lit and well-ventilated room. This will make it easier for us to detect any other symptoms that have been overlooked while the furry feels fresh air. We will offer you water so that you can eliminate the remains through urine, but if you do not drink we will not force you. It is never necessary to give milk, because we would favor the absorption of the poison, thus worsening the situation.

Now,, we will call the vet to find out how to proceed. In the event that we recommend inducing vomiting, we will give you 2 small tablespoons of salted water or hydrogen peroxide. If the poison is dust, we will clean it thoroughly with a brush.

Face of a cat

Lastly, whenever possible, we will try to detect the source of the poisoning. If we succeed, fine, we will remove it immediately to prevent other animals from being poisoned; However, If there is no way to find it, or if the cat is really bad with breathing problems, we will not waste time looking for it.

Now the most important thing is take him to the vet to examine him and give him the appropriate treatment according to his case.

Treatment of a poisoned cat

Treatment will vary depending on the cause of the poisoning and the condition of the cat. In general, vomiting is induced to try to get the cat to expel it. But in serious cases you have to do a stomach wash.

How to protect it at home

Healthy cat

At home there are many dangers that we must protect it from, and they are the following:

  • Medicines for humans: It is true that cats, in general, will not self-medicate, unless curiosity leads them to do so, but for their own safety we must keep our medications stored in a place where they cannot be reached.
  • Cleaning products: including those used to clean dishes and dishes, can seriously damage your body. Likewise, we must clean the furniture well so that it is completely dry, without foam.
  • Shampoo, soap and gel: You always have to keep the boats closed to avoid taking risks, even if they are natural.
  • Toxic cat food: like chocolate, garlic or onion, they should never be given to our friend.
  • Plants: felines are very curious animals by nature, so they do not hesitate to play with home plants. However, there are some that you should avoid having, such as Poinsettia, Anthurium, Croton, Narcissus, Adam's Rib or Difenbachia.
Bicolor cat
Related article:
What to do if a cat drinks bleach

And abroad?

Cat looking up at the sky

Well, on the outside it is more difficult to protect it. But yes that we can avoid more than one scare if we keep it in the garden and do not use chemicals. Only in this way can he enjoy nature without putting his life in danger.

In the event that you like to go out for a walk around the neighborhood, the situation is complicated. Some use insecticides that they spray on plants that cats can later use to clean their stomachs. What's more, They can also poison food that they leave in the sight of any animal. Although this is beginning to be considered - finally - as mistreatment of animals in many countries, there is still a long way to go. So, what to do?

From my own experience I will tell you that the best thing in these cases is to make sure that the cat has eaten before leaving. It does not guarantee anything, but if they are freshly eaten it is difficult for them to eat something out. Just in case, it is worth putting a necklace with an identification plate which will bear your phone number, and of course the microchip.

As we can see, cats can find dangers both outside and inside the home. Whenever we suspect that you are not feeling well, we will take you to the specialist as soon as possible.

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  1.   Monica sanchez said

    Hi Esther.
    What you are eating is meat. Sometimes cats are found that have eaten something that was poisoned, so it is very important to never leave feed or water outside.
    A greeting.

    1.    mya alessandra said

      My cat ate croquettes because I gave her because there was a house with food and I remembered that they were poisoning and I gave her milk, I don't know if it's okay
      Monica, how long does a poisoning last? Thank you

      1.    Monica sanchez said

        Hi Mya.
        Symptoms of poisoning can take from a few minutes to several hours to appear.
        It is best that you take her to the vet for treatment.
        A greeting.

    2.    Byron quiroz said

      Monica excuse me the time I commented on the situation of my cat but I do not know if the comment was published, I hope this one was, I told you that my cat has lost sight, it is difficult for him to breathe, he is accelerated, his mouth is open, he cries a lot, I gave him water but I vote for something that I think is blood but I'm not sure if that is it, there is no vet open and I have nowhere to call or where to take it and aside my parents are not in Santiago (Chile) and they will arrive in 2 more months and I don't know what To do, I don't have the money to take her to a vet tomorrow and I don't really know if she'll make it through tonight. Please tell me what can I do? I need your help at this time ... is my only company here in Santiago since I am alone and I need you by my side ??? help!!!!

      1.    Monica sanchez said

        Hi Byron.
        I'm very sorry that your cat is like this.
        But I can't help you. I am not a veterinarian and I am also in Spain.
        I do not know if there is any Protective of animals out there who can give you a hand. Hopefully yes.
        Much encouragement.

  2.   henry james said

    Hello, my name is Henry, my kitten drank water from one of the pots in the cabinet of my sink that had soggy water, now my cat is inflated and his eyes are disoriented, I don't know what to do 🙁
    Please, if anyone knows how to solve this, text me to my cell phone in confidence, I want to save my little one's life 7874021771

  3.   yanin said

    I think this note was not very helpful, in my experience with poisoned cats I have given them ground charcoal with water, do not ask me what amounts, why depending on the cat's gravity I have done it, this is approximately every half hour, for its Put nothing better than taking him to the vet but since I don't have money then I do that and has it worked for me?

  4.   Juan David said

    My kitten was outside and a neighbor found her on the floor and they swallowed her home, we took her to the vet and gave her some injections and she's a little better only that she has spasms and her pupils are dilated.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi JuanDavid.
      It is normal for you to have spasms. If there are no other symptoms, it should continue to improve as the hours go by.
      Today it is very possible that you do not want to eat anything. Tomorrow offer him wet feed (cans) to see if he eats, or natural tuna. In the event that she does not have an appetite, take her back to the vet as it may be that she cannot eliminate what has caused her discomfort.
      Cheer up.

  5.   Monica sanchez said

    It sure improves 🙂.

  6.   barbara said

    Hello, my cat was poisoned in the vet, they gave me little chance of resisting since the poison I took was quite a lot (rat poison wrapped in ground meat) I must emphasize that I was in charge of 6 cats, ONE of which does not like to go outside Not all the others were poisoned if 3 died and 1 improved since she is an intelligent cat and the other one did not ... I don't know what to do I try to get rid of myself and it scares me and scares me, I left him covered in a little bed and when trying to drink water for himself he fell into the I usually . I try to lift him and he won't let me he tries to bite me so I covered him and I put a kind of pillow on his head. The only thing I want is for him to get better is my gift. I can not believe that there are people in these times without heart or mercy the cat had a collar it was obvious that it had an owner and they had no mercy today the grief consumes me I just hope it gets better for tomorrow take it to another vet

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello barbara.
      Yes, there are people who spend their time hurting animals. 🙁
      To try to calm the cat, you can spray the room (or even yourself) with orange essential oil, or with feliway. This way, you will most likely be able to get close to him without him trying to bite you. Of course, if it bites you or wants to scratch you, do not take it until you do not have to put it in the carrier (it is advisable to spray it before with a little feliway) to take it to the vet.
      Courage, and good luck.

  7.   Lesly said

    Can someone help me with my kitten woke up very weak with dilated pupils in a secluded place alone and had like what vomited saliva with foam. This sad only wants to sleep. I'm concerned about how I can help him feel better while I get a vet. Please give me your advice. Thanks

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Lesly.
      Maybe he ate something that made him feel bad, or maybe he ate more than he was supposed to. That can only be known by a professional. Anyway, if you don't show any more symptoms, I don't think it's anything serious.
      Give him chicken broth so he can at least eat something and he'll feel a little better for sure.
      Cheer up.

  8.   angela maranon said

    hello this morning we found my kitten in the patio unconscious and bouncing foam we presume that some neighbor poisoned him
    We took him as fast as we could to the vet a few hours ago they still don't give us a diagnosis and they say that apart from that he has hypothermia we don't know if he will be saved (Monica, do you think we can save him) I feel terrible

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Angela.
      It is difficult to know. I can tell you that I took one of my cats to the vet, also for poisoning. He was very, very ill: he had trouble breathing, he was barely standing,… well. The vet didn't give me much hope, but little by little he got better. However, there are cats that seem to be fine despite everything, and they do not outgrow it.
      Each animal is a world. I can only tell you to be hopeful, as this is the last thing to be lost.
      Much, much encouragement.

  9.   Alexandra said

    Good night today at 9 in the morning we noticed that the cat in my house was down, we thought that he had hit himself and that is why he did not want to get up to walk, we left him lying down we put food on him, which he did not eat, at 1230 noon We gave him milk because we thought he was intoxicated since we saw him that when he got up he was walking disoriented. We gave him enough, at around 6 in the afternoon the cat began to walk from one side to the other until he had diarrhea, then we gave him milk again. At 7 pm he vomited, we started calling a vet but we couldn't get him to answer us ... We let him rest, I gave him some water, he didn't want much ... At 10 pm we gave him milk again and we had to wash him a bit since He was very dirty from the spilled milk ... Please if someone can tell me what to do tonight, tomorrow we will find a vet to take him. But while we locate someone, what recommendations can you give me? They told me to check his pupils ... Bring the light closer and they were contracting fast, is that a good sign? Can you be in time to heal?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Alexandra.
      Yes, reacting quickly to light is a very good sign.
      Leave it in a quiet place that is comfortable. If it's cold, cover him with a blanket or something so he doesn't catch a cold.
      Offer him something he loves: a can of tuna, or cat food, to see if he will eat.
      Much encouragement.

  10.   ma del relief vazquez said

    Two days ago my puppy was poisoned today he was vomiting blood in fact he smelled like when something inside is coming apart that he could do for him since they go twice with this one that they poison me to dogs

  11.   ma del relief vazquez said

    that I can help my puppy who was poisoned already vomits blood can still be saved

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi MA.
      Take him to the vet. Throwing up blood is a very bad sign.
      Greetings, and encouragement.

  12.   SAMUEL SANCHEZ said

    Hello Monica, I wanted to tell you that I also have a cat that ingested poison, I took her to the vet after she ingested the poison for more than 4 hours, I was at the university, when my mother arrived she told me what was wrong and that they had fumigated In the department an insecticide for chingonguñia and Zika, that was like at 12 in the afternoon and at 5 in the afternoon I took her quickly to the vet, the only thing she has now is that her eyes are dilated and half opaque, and she breathes very agitated, I give her serum so that through the urine she can remove the poison, since she cannot vomit and she has no appetite, I bring her the can of her favorite food but there is no sign of appetite. He has urinated twice yesterday and he urinated today. What would you recommend me? Give him to expel the venom or if I have to follow the vet's instructions, he says the next step would be to inject intravenous drip to improve, that could help. I am worried about my kitten, she would barely be one year old on March 2.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi samuel.
      It is best to follow the veterinarian's recommendations, otherwise it could get worse. I recommend that you take her and that she inject the serum intravenously so that she can improve as soon as possible.
      Much encouragement.

      1.    SAMUEL SANCHEZ said

        ok, Thanks Monica, Thank you very much, I am so and I will take her today.

  13.   SAMUEL SANCHEZ said

    My cat died, what worries me now is that her sister Sharon is sad, so I will change the department so that I do not smell her fur and think that she is still here, she has called her 2 times since she died. Cry sincerely, I never believed I loved a pet, I always believed that they die and now, but it is not like that. since he died in my arms screaming in pain, only that I say, that you are well monica. bye

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      I'm so sorry, Samuel. May he rest in peace 🙁

  14.   Irene said

    Hello Monica, hey, notice that my kitten has not eaten well for 2 weeks and the first week she was vomiting and with diarrhea but we took her to the vet and she gave her antibiotics for 3 days and she stopped vomiting but she still does not eat and does not do the bathroom although his condition had been normal. What will it be?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Irene.
      Perhaps it is an indirect consequence of the medication. Offer chicken broth, or cans for cats. If you don't eat today, insist again tomorrow. It is important that it is very important that he eat, and if he does not do it soon, my advice is that you take him back to see if there is something that he has missed.
      Cheer up.

  15.   Daimar said

    He needed to know what my cat has is dizzy and walks with her legs open when the head goes sideways, everything else is fine. What do I do? I don't have money for a vet

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi daimar.
      From what you reckon it could be ataxia, also called "wobble syndrome." It is a disorder that is characterized by appearing suddenly, altering the muscular condition.
      Unfortunately, there is no home remedy to treat it. You can ask any Animal Shelter to see if they can help you, or family members.
      Cheer up.

  16.   Hostage said

    Hello, a query to my cat, they poisoned him, I did not manage to catch him and he arrived after about 3 hours where he was with his neck wet and his tail very dirty with feces, my aunt gave him milk mmm and then milk with charcoal tablets looks good but now I touch it and it has its swollen guatita and this super ice cream, what can I do?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Gissel.
      Wrap him in a blanket so that his body temperature does not drop further.
      It is normal for you to have a slightly swollen belly after you have ingested the milk, but this should gradually subside.
      However, if it does not improve, I recommend taking it to the vet for an examination.
      Greetings and much encouragement.

  17.   Wake said

    hello doc
    4 days ago my uncle cat has been on antibiotics, due to sneezing, runny nose, conjunctivitis, I made him chicken broth with onion, I didn't know that this was bad for cats, today he is very down, could that be why? What do I have to do? Thank you

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Estela.
      First of all, I am not a veterinarian, so the advice that I can give you does not replace in any case the opinion of a professional.
      Onion is a toxic food for cats, so it can be down because of it. Give him serum (water, a pinch of sugar and salt, and a few drops of lemon), and if he doesn't improve, take him for an exam.
      Greetings, and I'm sorry I can't help you anymore. I hope it improves. Cheer up.

  18.   Cheli said

    My kitten died of I don't know what ... he appeared hidden under the chair with his little eyes closed and his nose brown like dried blood. What could have been? Do you have any idea?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Cheli.
      I'm very sorry for the death of your kitten 🙁
      Regarding your question, I don't know. Maybe he swallowed something toxic that caused him to bleed, but it's hard to tell.
      Much encouragement.

  19.   Miguel Angel said

    My cat was poisoned by one of our neighbors, this is the third time he has done it and this time he was lynched ... but hey, the question is, what can I do? I already gave him those charcoal pills, he can't stop, at first he was throwing me away now. calmed down. The kitten drops a transparent slime and with something white from its mouth and tail, I do not know what it can be, please help

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Michelangelo.
      It's hard to know what that character gave him. It may have been rat poison, or who knows.
      The good thing is that it seems that it is calming down from what you say. Anyway, if it doesn't improve in the next few hours, or if it worsens, take it to the vet. Only he will be able to give you the proper treatment.
      Greetings and much encouragement.

  20.   Luis Vera said

    Hello, I need help, my cats seem to have been poisoned but I don't see what to do, help me, what can I give them to make them vomit, I thank you very much

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Luis.
      I'm very sorry for what they have done to your cats 🙁
      I don't know if you've done it already, you can give them activated charcoal. Although the ideal would be to take them to the vet.
      Greetings and much encouragement.

  21.   andy escobar said

    Hello Monica, I will tell you, my kitten, we found him this morning with convulsions writhing in pain. And very devil. And as it is difficult for him to breathe .. I need help, I don't know what to do. And where I live there is no vet. I need help.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Andy.
      You can give activated charcoal, 1 to 5 grams for every kilo of weight. You will find it for sale in pharmacies. But if you have trouble breathing, you should see a vet.
      Greetings and much encouragement.

  22.   Luis Daniel Rondon said

    hello I have a 2 year old kitten today I found him afflicted and he does not want to eat I have tried to give him water but he drinks and is afflicted usually he is super active he does not present vomiting or diarrhea .. he may have .. I am waiting for an orientation .. I have supplied you with enough water ...

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Luis.
      You may have swallowed something you shouldn't have and your stomach hurts. You can give activated charcoal (sold in pharmacies) diluted in water, from 1 to 5 grams per kg of weight. It can be given again at 2-4h.
      If it does not improve, I advise you to take it to the vet, just in case.
      A greeting.

  23.   Maria Elena Mollericona Nina said

    My cat has been very ill for two days, he does not want to drink water or eat anything, he only looks for an isolated ligst to sleep, he took him to the vet, he told me that he may be poisoned with a last generation high that this acts in a week I do not know what I can do It hurts me to see it like this, please, what recommendation would you give me?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Maria Elena.
      It is important that you eat, and even more that you drink. I would recommend giving him chicken broth (but without onion or garlic, since they are very toxic food for cats), or cans of wet cat food.
      Do not stop insisting. If he does not eat or drink anything by tomorrow, or if he worsens, take him back as he may need serum.
      Much encouragement.

  24.   PAUL said

    Hello, I need your help, please, my cat drank a veterinary product called ectotraz that was to kill fleas, and a few days ago he began to feel sick with vomiting and dizziness, he could not walk well, his pupils became large, pure black and when he caught him he cried 🙁 and when he lowered it he fell as if he had no strength in his bones and now he only spends it lying down or sitting and when he finishes eating he remains seated on his plate there is without doing anything with his eyes closed
    What should I do, please help me

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Paul.
      You must take him to the vet as soon as possible, his life could be in danger.
      Only he can help your cat.
      Much encouragement.

  25.   Manuel Melendez said

    Good afternoon everyone, with the respect that you deserve, could you help me, I would like to know how I can scare the cats from my house, there are many stray cats that urinate and defecate on my roof, they even come down to my house, I have tried pepper ground and vinegar but they still relieve themselves.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Manuel.
      I recommend you try leaving pieces of citrus fruits (oranges, tangerines, lemons). Cats really dislike the smell of these fruits, so it is very possible that they will stop going.
      If it doesn't work, write to us and we will find another solution.
      A greeting.

  26.   Jose Chacon said

    hello my cat I think she is poisoned with a topical cream called saniderm how can I help her

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Jose.
      You can give him activated charcoal, sold in pharmacies. The dose is 1g for every half a kilo. This will make you vomit.
      But if it doesn't improve, or if it worsens, I would recommend taking it to the vet.
      Greetings, and encouragement.

  27.   maria jose said

    I took my kitten to the vet, for poisoning they gave him injections but they did not hospitalize him, his legs are paralyzed on his back, the doctor says it could be his hip and he sent us to go in the morning, the kitten is weak, but this alert responds and wants to be caressed, but his pupils are dilated and he's had some milk

  28.   maria jose said

    Apparently my kitten was beaten or poisoned. We took him to the vet and he got all the antidotes, however he did not hospitalize him, he sent him home and told us to go in the morning to do the necessary X-rays. He's alert right now and wants to be caressed but he's lying down and his pupils are dilated, is it okay that he hasn't been hospitalized?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Maria Jose.
      In my opinion, the ideal would have been that they had had him admitted, but if the vet considered that he would be better at home than in the clinic, and more if the cat as you say is alert, then nothing happens.
      Much encouragement.

  29.   Mica said

    Hello!! My 6-month-old kitten ate a houseplant that she had on top of the refrigerator but apparently she learned to get on it, I looked on the internet and it is toxic. They are large green leaves and white in the center, I do not remember the name ... it has blisters on the mouth sleeps all day and drools a lot what can I do ???? 🙁

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Mica.
      I would recommend taking her to the vet as soon as possible. There are plants that are very harmful to cats, and can even take their life away.
      Much encouragement.

  30.   Monica sanchez said

    Hello Sea.
    A vet should examine her as soon as possible. Dog pipettes are very toxic to felines.
    Greetings, and encouragement.

  31.   Monica sanchez said

    Hi Alejandra.
    You must take him to the vet urgently. Your life could be in danger.
    Cheer up.

  32.   Carlos Esco said

    Hello, I have a cat that began to drool and foam out of nowhere, I did not let him touch her, and when she did, she felt that her stomach was moving a lot, but after a while she stopped doing that and this cone if nothing…. But I'm afraid that they would give him poison or something like that, I don't have veterinarians, what do I do?

  33.   majokush said

    Hello, my cat was poisoned with a derivative of rat poison. I did not want to enter the house and I ran away, when I tried to catch him he bit my hand and attacked me. In the end I grabbed him and when I took him home he was very upset with dilated pupils, but he ate and we noticed that he was very strange when he had a seizure like very violent convulsions.There we learned that he was poisoned and we gave him milk, water with Salt to make him throw up but he never threw up. We took him to the vet because they gave him another 3 attacks. He never foamed, did not drool, nor did he get diarrhea. Right now he is at the vet and they are removing the poison through his urine with serums, they did not assure me of anything but they told me that he was responding well. Now I don't know if the damage is internal because, as I said, my vomits did not hemorrhage, and the pupils did not dilate with the light (they are very contracted). Anyway, I don't want him to look bad after this (I hope he recovers).

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Majokush.
      I am very sorry for what happened to your cat, and I hope that he is much better now.
      If he ingested a small amount, the poison will have caused him some damage but not serious, and less if you have been told that he is responding well to treatment.
      Much encouragement.

  34.   Edu said

    Hello, I am from Lima Peru, my cat apparently ate poison because she started coughing and her fur was shaking, small tremors, I put her in a basket and ran to all the vets I could, but it was a holiday and everything was closed, for acting nervously I did not take out any phone, a taxi driver told me that with milk of magnesia he would make her vote, I did not think, but since she was dying we tried and she drowned and died, I have been left with a terrible feeling of guilt that I find it difficult to overcome one loves these beings too much. I will appreciate some word of encouragement, and some recommendation, thank you.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Edu.
      I'm very sorry for what happened to your cat 🙁.
      And don't worry: in those moments we do whatever it takes to get our little ones back.
      Much encouragement, really.

  35.   Caro said

    Hello, my kitten is meowing a lot and wriggles like they have convulsions I have read that they give them coal for when they are poisoned that coal where I get

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Caro.
      You can get it in pharmacies, but it is much better to take it to the vet.
      Cheer up.

  36.   Mateo said

    My cat I have no idea if it is poisoned it is at night and in the day it arrived and vomited the food that I served it at that moment I thought that it had only eaten quickly and vomited but a moment ago it vomited again and is lying in my bed, it is from night and there are no open vets I read all the comments with the activated carbon is the poisoning removed? 🙁

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Mateo.
      With activated charcoal you can expel the poison, but you have to know what you ate because sometimes you should not give it. If he swallowed a little bleach, for example, or any other acidic substance, do not give it as it would cause more internal burns.
      If you can, take him to the vet today Monday.
      Much, much encouragement.

  37.   Lorayne Fuentes said

    Well my cat was poisoned, I really don't know how and when it happened I only saw him vomit and meow louder than normal, in the morning he was fine, he ate dog concentrate since he did not want the cat concentrate after about 2 hours He vomited the concentrate he meowed very loudly then he went to the patio, it is a place where the ground is cold there I vomit foamy saliva more then about an hour and a half he continued to vomit foamy saliva from there I did not hear him cry anymore I was worried but I did not take him to the Veterinarian since it is not the first time that he vomited, when he meowed louder I went to my grandmother, she gave him a miracle but he did not receive it, he was agitated, when my mother arrived they took him to the vet and they put serum on him, he calmed down again. he got worse he got better and that's how he spent it until he was discharged but he is still, he is lying down, he moves very little, he only breathes, I talk to him but it is as if he heard very little, he is all wet with urine when I get home he wanted to go to the ca Lle, then he stayed still, the vet says that he is better, my mother says that he does not see it better, he no longer meows or is agitated, he is only still, he walks with very little strength.
    What do you say to me? It will be OK? I am afraid of losing it

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Lorayne.
      It is normal that the cat does not want to move a lot and is discouraged after what happened. But as the hours go by, and especially the days it should get better.
      You can try offering him cans for cats to see if he wants to eat. These are more fragrant and tasty than dry feed.
      Anyway, if he looks the same today, or if he gets worse, my advice is to take him to the vet, to the same or, better, to a different one.
      Cheer up.

  38.   Monica sanchez said

    Hello Adriana.
    My advice is that you take him to the vet. Insecticide poisonings are one of the most serious for cats.
    Much encouragement!!

  39.   elsa martinez said

    hello good my cat is vomiting and is somewhat shaky but if he eats something .. he would like to know what I can give him ... that happened 5 hours ago ..

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Elsa.
      How is your cat doing? It is important that nothing is given to him without veterinary advice, as we could be giving him something that does not suit him.
      My advice is to take it to the professional. He will be able to tell you what to do.
      A greeting.

  40.   Magin Mendez Aguilar said

    my kitten began to meow and wallows no longer he could stop trying but he fell and hardened his mouth he could not open it to give him something I tried to give him drops for pain with a syringe without ahuja but I do not accept it keeps closed and I can not do more for him I feel sorry and dismayed because I want it, how bad are those who attack these defenseless beings before humans have no conscience I only ask God to have mercy and maybe one day what they do with these animals so dear to this one will be reversed, there are two cats that they give him poison

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Magin.
      I am so sorry for what you have done to your cat. It is terrible that someone is dedicated to poisoning them. But I would also like to say something, without any intention of offending: you should never self-medicate a cat, since the medicines that we can give them may not be beneficial for them.
      In situations like this you have to go as quickly as possible to the vet. He is the only one who can cure it.
      Much encouragement.

  41.   Eva said

    Last night they told me that my cat was twisting and tumbling on the road, we ran to meet him and put him in the house while we called the vet, his eyes were open, his mouth was drool and white and we couldn't do anything for him since the vet It took 30 minutes to arrive and if he was already dead just for telling you he would charge you € 80 and the poor man died at home to the cries and screams of my daughter and me.
    I don't know how there can be such bad and sick people in this world

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Eva.
      I am very sorry for the loss of your cat.
      Yes, there are too many people who not only do not like cats but who do everything possible to make their lives worse.
      Luckily, little by little awareness about responsible ownership is being created, but even so, we still have a long way to go 🙁
      A lot of encouragement.

  42.   Paola Ospina said

    I have 4 very beautiful spayed cats. Tonight when I came home from studying I saw a very sick woman writhing and spitting, I was very scared. We went to the vet "24 hours" but lies nobody opens those hours. The cat was quite aggressive and bit me repeatedly. And the wound started to swell, it was quite deep. I had to go to the hospital immediately. The doctor told me to give him vitamin K. but when I got home another of my cats were the same, that poison is very strong. I will wait until dawn to go buy the vitamin k and take them to the vet. It does not fit in my head as there are people so bad and without heart to do that to such defenseless beings. God have mercy on them and I wish they never do to him what they do to us ...

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello paola.
      How are your cats? I hope they are better.
      There are people who seem to enjoy doing harm. It is unfortunate.
      Cheer up.

  43.   Mateo said

    Hello, once I saw my kitten with her mouth open (and it was very hot that day) it may be because of the heat or possibly she was poisoned ... She also sometimes sneezes or coughs but without any of the symptoms that are in the forum. know if it is normal

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Mateo.
      If it was an isolated day and more than 48 hours have passed, it is most likely that he was hot, but a health problem should not be ruled out, especially if you say that he coughs and sneezes from time to time.
      Just in case, I would recommend taking her to the vet.
      A greeting.

  44.   Gonzalo schmidt said

    Hi how are things? My cat had been missing for a day which had me very worried as the day went by I decided to go looking for her no matter what, and I found her behind a very weak pile of rubble and with involuntary movements (spasms), the first thing I did was grab her and take her urgently to the vet which gave her serum and an injection called Valum (or something like that, that was for the spasms as she told me), after a while of being there with serum she improved a little and she could stand up and walk But I was very down, I took her to my house but not like I only drank a lot of water and slept until the next day, which I took her back to the vet for a new check-up, I told her that she was not eating and gave her another injection that she told me it was. So that she would give her an appetite and she sent me home again and she still does not eat this, two days have passed (in total since I found her) and she is very down without encouragement. My question is the critical time has passed where her life is in danger? ?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Gonzalo.
      I'm sorry but I don't know how to tell you. I am not a veterinarian.
      Without a doubt, the fact that they have survived for two days is a very good sign. But I should be eating something.
      Try giving him wet cat food (cans). If necessary, take a little food (very very little, it has to be like a grain of rice or a little larger) and put it in your mouth. By instinct he should swallow; But if he does not want to, try to make him a kind of porridge with this type of food and milk for cats (cow's milk can cause problems because he cannot tolerate the sugar in milk) and give it to him.
      Much encouragement.

  45.   Byron quiroz said

    I think it's blood ???

  46.   Javier. said

    Good morning, my cat has just arrived home for no less than half an hour and has been spouting slimy foam from its mouth and looking for water to drink…. Previously it has happened to me with other cats, my neighbors use mouse poison and they look for the wrong time to go out and for some reason they ingest a mouse already poisoned, the fact is that it is only drooling the foam, it is still normal but I know that in A couple of hours the other symptoms will begin, which are agitation, loud meows and stomach cramps. I don't take him to a vet because here near the town where I live there are no health centers for animals…. What I can do???? He has taken water but I don't dare to give him anything else.

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Javier.
      If you are convinced that a mouse has ingested, you can give it milk or a mixture of milk with water, or activated charcoal (the dose is 1g of dry powder for every half kilogram of weight). All the best.

  47.   karina alvarez said

    Good afternoon, my cat is strange, my husband injected her against fleas and ticks, he has not vomited, he does not have diarrhea, he does not have a cord to walk and he does not do anything else to sleep, will it be from the injection? If it is how long it lasts,? What can i do? Or will it be blessed? I am scared, I don't know what to do ... Thank you

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Karina.
      There are cats to whom the dewormer causes an unexpected reaction. It is best to take her to the vet, just in case.
      Cheer up.

  48.   Isaias said

    Hello, thank you very much for sharing this information with us.
    My cat was poisoned, I don't know exactly how it happened or with what happened, but a few days ago another of my cats woke up dead, and I'm worried that the same thing will happen to this one, the truth is, I didn't know if he would survive and I waited to see what passed. After a long time I saw that the cat began to wriggle on the ground, I went to see it and gave it water, I had to go out, I came back and the cat was still lying, but it was breathing, and I called a "trusted" veterinarian to tell him what what was happening and he only told me (by phone) that it was difficult for him to survive, to buy activated charcoal and give it to him, I expected him to come, but he did not, I do not know much about how to treat a poisoned cat, but I read ( today) that depending on what the cat has been poisoned with, it will be given a treatment. I will buy the activated carbon, let's see what happens, I hope and they can answer me as soon as possible; Beforehand thank you very much

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Isaias.
      I'm really sorry 🙁 But I'm not a vet.
      I hope your cat has improved.
      Much encouragement.

  49.   Francisco said

    Hello Monica, my cat went out at night and when he returned home he ate, a few hours later he vomited 2 times everything he had eaten (croquettes) and he was drooling a lot, I thought he had been poisoned and I gave him a few drops of hydrogen peroxide, then I went He went to the vet and told me that he had no symptoms of poisoning and his temperature was fine, he gave him ranitidine and another medicine to prevent vomiting.

    I returned to my home and about 2 hours later he vomited a transparent liquid like foamy water twice, I assumed it was the cause of his stomach upset.

    Several hours later (5 hours) I returned home because my mother told me that I was swollen and cold when I saw him, the poor man had convulsed and was wet because I imagine he convulsed next to his water tank, he immediately I took him back to the vet and he had pupil dilation, hypothermia and panting, the vet internalized him with hot serum to avoid hypothermia, at that moment my neighbor arrived who had finished burying one of his dogs that died almost immediately and was carrying to his other bitch with seizures and symptoms of poisoning such as seizures and hyperthermia (the vet told me it causes hyperthermia [high temperatures] in dogs and hypothermia [low temperatures] in cats) How true is this?

    For now my cat is alive (I wish) and I spoke an hour and a half after leaving him with my veterinarian, he indicated that he no longer had hypothermia but that he began to convulse and they gave him Diasepan to avoid seizures and sedate him.

    What hope of survival could my cat have, since I fulfilled everything that experts and people who own cats say on the internet?

    If it survives

    What kind of food is it good to give him?

    What kind of special care should be given?

    What damage could my cat have in the future as consequences of poisoning?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Francisco.
      By all accounts, your cat has been poisoned.
      But I can't answer those questions, because I'm not a veterinarian.
      What I can tell you is that, if he survives, hopefully so, you give him soft food (cans). By having a stronger smell, it will stimulate your appetite more than dry food.
      Special care: those that the vet tells you. Medications, and above all a lot of rest and tranquility.

      As for the damages, I can't tell you. If he recovers completely, I imagine that none, but you cannot know until the days have passed.

      Much encouragement.

  50.   Marlon said

    hello, someone help me, today my cat loves me badly! This Q drools, without encouragement, does not eat and in a secluded place alone, please someone, Q me, k is what Q has. Q can I be or can I give him so he can get better

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Marlon.
      I recommend you take her to the vet as soon as possible. I'm not and I can't tell you what it is.
      I hope you get better soon. Cheer up.

  51.   marmoset said

    I need help now, I do not know that my kitten was poisoned and there are no veterinarians in my city or there is money to pay him, what happened was that I left him in my yard (they forced me) and after a while he was weak, I do not know I could move or anything and an hour has passed I will untie it and it is still the same, help me Monica before the cat dies, please

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hello Titirijo.
      I'm very sorry about what happens to your cat, but I'm not a veterinarian.
      You can check with those of They can tell you what to do.

      The same goes without saying, but you should not tie a cat ... It can do a lot of damage.

      A greeting.

  52.   Mirna said

    Hello, who can help me? My partner's cat is already 7 days old, she got sick. She fed him sardines. Chicken, and he has vomit and makes pupu with blood, his gums are white and his ear is all white. I don't know what to do because it's the first time that I have a cat and I don't have money to take him to a vet

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Mirna.

      And you can't contact one? Or maybe some protector can help you.

      The cat needs veterinary attention. Search on facebook or twitter, you will probably find someone who can help you.