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Old 06-08-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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My aunt's cat today has been foaming at the mouth. She also can't walk or talk. I gave her the number for animal poison control, but I'm not sure what to tell her other than that. Other than the foaming at the mouth, my first thought was a stroke.

The vet is out of town until tomorrow and the nearest vet is an hour away. Even then, even in an emergency, it can take a while to get them in to see the vet.

Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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does sound like she ingested something bad......

maybe poison control can give your aunt advice on something to make the cat vomit.......
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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If it is poison:

How to Prevent Your Cat from Poison Absorption Through Vomiting - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

There are several things that it can be:

Drooling or Foaming at the Mouth in Cats and Dogs | drbarchas.com

I would get the cat to the vet a.s.a.p.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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As a boy, our neighbors had a cat that presented with very similar symptoms after eating part of a poisoned rat. Good luck.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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aw, poor cat.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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Don't know what to suggest except to get to a vet asap. Sure hope your aunt's cat is ok, please update us.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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If the cat is outside a lot she might have got bit or scratched by something rabid, Hope everything turns out ok.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I really hope it isn't rabies. Or antifreeze, for that matter. Poor kitty. best of luck.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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My aunt called the Animal Poison Control Hotline, but they wanted a $65 donation, and she can't afford that.

I stopped her a week or so ago from giving the cat Hartz. I hope someone didn't put it on the cat anyway, but I doubt that. She just noticed the cat drooling last night and now it looks like the white stuff from an egg coming out of her mouth. She's not eating. I'm wondering if they should try to make her vomit, but she is really weak. I can't do much from here, though. The vet gets back into town in the morning.

So many plants and animals are poisonous to cats, so it's hard to know what to tell her.

EDIT: She's had her rabies shot and been spayed. My grandma thought it might be distemper, which has been a problem with cats around there before.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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That's terrible that they wanted a $65 donation! You figured they would help a harmed animal out!!
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