cat problem maybe someone can help. or this has happened to them

@trisha27 (3498)
United States
August 12, 2009 8:51pm CST
I have two cats. They were perfectly healthy. My husband and I went to the store and bought some treats. These are treats we never bought at the store or not even the brand. So we gave them both treats thinking nothing of it and both of our cats got sick. A few hours or days after. We decided to take them off of the treats and my cats are still throwing up. They are going to the vet, but has anything like this happened to someone and what happened. What did you do or can I do till they get to vet which is on Friday. I'm not too sure the baby will make it she's 2 mnths old and she worse then our 1 yr old cat. And I'm guessing cause she's younger. Has anyone experienced this with whiskas temptation treats or any kind of treats at all. Thanks. Much needed assistance
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• United States
13 Aug 09
I had my cats on a natural cat food for well over ten years. It was one that the health food store recommended that I was very pleased with. Then the label changed. I thought nothing of the label change. My one cat got sick and the other one lost it's hair in spots. Finally I started to ask questions about the food. The company wanted me to take a sample of the food and send it back to them. In the meantime, I looked at the ingredients. It turns out that my natural cat food had been bought out by a large company and they changed the recipe to include all kinds of junk. I changed the cat food to organic health food store cat food (more expensive) and the cats got better. Isn't there an emergency vet that could see the little one before Friday. We have a couple of vets in our little town that will take on emergencies but the visit is a bit more expensive.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Yeah we've tried to get them in sooner but no one will help. We won't have money till Friday and everyone wants money up front. No one has been much of a help here. I'm in san antonio, tx
• United States
13 Aug 09
You might want to try to find someone who does something called "care credit." It is a credit card that is specifically used for vets, dental, etc. It is a little easier to obtain than a regular credit card.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
13 Aug 09
We've tried that as well and not approved. We even tried getting pet insurance were the coverage went to effect by midnight and people still want upfront payments. And no one helps
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I would call the vet and tell them your cats need to be seen ASAP! That they are very sick AND, I would take the, so called, treats with you.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I plan to do that believe me and some website info I found on cats getting sick off of certain foods. But I feel bad that I don't have a regular vet cause now no one will help not even the shelters. Cause we won't have money to get "seen" they won't look at them. They're like oh sorry can't help u. Once they get better I plan on making sure they have a regular vet. We won't have money till Friday.
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• United States
15 Aug 09
How are they doing? I see in the other posts vets are not being very helpful. But thought I would get on this discussion again to see if there were any updates. Hope to hear from you.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Well, my friend in another state which was kind of inconvenient but better than nothing gave me some help. She advised me to feed my cats plain yogurt to settle their stomachs and everything should be ok. So I have tried that. It took like maybe a week and they have gotten better. Actually the younger one just seemed to have hairballs as she only threw up one day and that was it. After a week of yogurt and diarhea, she started eating again and drinking water and keeping it all down. So now, she's doing better and gaining weight and everything, cause poor alexia she was all skinny. We were told she wouldn't make it past a week due to the fact that she's not eating and keeping anything down. But I guess with all my dilligence and everything. She pulled through. Thanks for being concerned and checking up on things. Sorry it took awhile to get back to an update.
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• United States
13 Aug 09
I have not experience this, trisha27, but I would say there is something in the treats they are allergic to. My two cats don't like treats, I tried. But with the cats I have had in the past I never bought cat treats. I would write a letter to Whiskas and tell them what happened and ask for a refund. Let them investigate this. Also if you have not thrown the treats out, send it to them so they can test the product. If the product is tainted I am sure they will reimburse you vet bill. Don't put the blame on then right off, just explain you concern and how you are feeling how your cats reacted and the fear you have with them going to the vet for the past week or so that they have. And buy no more treats and don't change what you have done before. Remember cats don't like change. They warm up to it, but they don't like it.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I plan on making some changes once they get better or if they get better. So this won't happen again thank u though, I may just do that don't give any more treats
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
14 Aug 09
my cat eats whiskas temptation treats. he likes it and hasnt thrown up yet. but he is 9 years old. so, i dont know. it is either your particular package--something is wrong with it or maybe your cat is sensitive to that brand for some reason. maybe one of the ingredients in it is what ur cat is sensitive to. keep the original package and have it analyzed in some lab to see if it is old or something is in it that made your cats sick.