Cat's Name and Description
Sage. A female tuxedo cat who is 7 years old.
What I Should Have Known About my Cat
That she is susceptible to illnesses more than the other cats.
My Dumbest Mistake
Feeding table scraps with onions in it.
The Results of my Dumb Mistake
We always said that the day Sage stopped eating that we knew she was really sick. One day she did stop. I took her to the vet a couple of days later. She had lost a third of her weight. At first they thought she had jaundice and might have to be put down. They took tests and found out she had Feline Infectious Disease and luckily it was in the early stages. We took her home, hand feed (force feed)for 3 days, and gave her antibiotics twice a day for 2 months. The vet told me it was caused by fleas. None of my 5 cats had fleas so I did research and found out that it was probably the onions in the table food we gave her.
What I'd do differently
- Never give cats any people food...especially cooked with onions. I was lucky that one of my other cats who is a begger didn't get sick too. We still give them a bite or two of meat off our plates but we make sure no onions have even touched them.