October 10, 2012 9:55 AM Subscribe
Can you help me figure out what caused my cat to have an allergic reaction?
posted by galvanized unicorn to Pets & Animals (10 answers total)
My 3 year-old cat, Tahlia
, was very sick last night. She vomited several times and seemed to lose control of her bowels, leaving a messy trail throughout the house. I took her to the emergency vet and he noticed that her ears and the skin around her eyes had turned a pinkish color. He said it must have been an allergic reaction to something that caused the GI. Shots of antihistamine and anti-nausea and a huge bill later, we took her home and she seems to be perfectly fine.
We have another cat and two dogs with no issues. I've kept Tahlia confined so that we can keep an eye on her litterbox usage and water levels. I searched everywhere for something toxic that she might have encountered, but couldn't find anything. We've had no changes to her food lately and all household chemicals were safely out of reach. She has never had a health issue before. Now I'm scared to let her out into the house for fear that this will happen again.
Has something like this ever occurred with your cats? Do you have any suggestions for what she may be allergic to?