Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I Have Poisoned My Cat (An Anya Update).....


Ya' all remember back in March, when Anya got really ill? Well, I still get asked a lot about how she's doing and whatnot, so I thought now would be a good time to give you an update on that. 

Anya is doing a lot better, she's totally back to her normal self. She plays, eats, is peeing normal now, grooms herself, and the like. And no, we didn't take her to the vet. Yes, I should probably mention that she last went to the vet on February 16th, 2013 I think. Yes, I know that was over a year ago, and yes,
We probably sound like a bunch of assholes who won't vaccinate their cat, but really, really does she really need shots? I think not, at least not right now; we are trying to sell a house, and will be moving to Tallahassee sometime this year, we truly don't have the money this month for shots! Its not that we don't care about our animals, its that we are too busy at the time for that, both Nico and Anya needed shots in 2013, Nico did get them when he went in for his UTI (urinary track infection). Anya did go to the vet in 2013 for a check-up, and the vet said she looked great/fine; she went because she had this weird thing coming up out of her paw (from declawing, probably), but it turns out that it wasn't a claw (claws can grow back from being declawed, if the declaw surgery was done wrong, the claws grow back deformed), but it wasn't a claw, but a callus; callouses are nothing to worry about, the vet offered to remove it for us, but I said no. Her poor paws are already fucked up, and I didn't wanna do more damage. I respect people who choose to declaw, but in my opinion, I wouldn't do it. 

Well, anyways Anya is doing good. We gave her some Bounceback; it's like Gatorade for animals, yes, humans can drink it too; its gross, don't do it--trust me, I've tried it!
I would like to thank you all for all of the wonderful prays, good thoughts, and purrs, and hugs, you guys were truly helpful, and we thank you to the bottom of our hearts for that. Thank you.

I reaaaaaaly hate to say this, but I think I now know what made Anya terribly ill. The day before she had gotten sick, I had sprayed this flea spray stuff on all for cats, 'cause they all had fleas and we were out of flea drops. (Yes, its safe to use on cats, or so I thought). Anyways, it started off with a normal Monday afternoon, I had just finished brushing the cats and then went to spray them with that flea spray, then went to go wash my hands and then I forgot about it. This spray requires no rise off or anything, which was cool with me.  But Monday night, Anya started acting really weird, she vomited yellow the first time, then green, then red, then green with blood. She was shaking, and growling at me and the other three cats. I did not sleep that night--fearing that this would be the last time I would see Anya. The next night I managed to get about 3 hours of sleep, but then woke up thanks to a terrible nightmare of Anya dying, it was horrifying. 
Anyways, back to the story. Anya was most definitely poisoned by the flea spray, I had putten on her. I can't believe I about killed my cat. This is the worst thing I could have done to her, in fact this is the worst thing I did to her. I just can't believe I did such a thing. Knowing that I could have killed her leaves me breathless. What a horrible thing I did. I had taken the best care I could give her since the day we got them, I feel like I shouldn't have any living thing in my reach. Words cannot express how horrible I feel for my cat. I am 1 tear short of crying right now. I don't understand how I did this. I blame myself for this, when the day comes that Anya will die, I shall remember the day I poisoned her forever, it will haunt me everyday of my life. 
If Anya was a human, I would totally classify myself as a murder. Even though Anya isn't dead, I still feel awful. 
Wish it did.

This is what about killed Anya. 
I urge you to NEVER use this brand or flea/tick spray on your cats or dogs!!
I could totally sue this fucking company for what they've done!!!!!!

Ragdoll Mommy~


  1. sadly most OTC flea products are very harmful for cats. Hartz killed a LOT of cats before they were finally forced to do a recall and go off the market for a while, and their track record since being back on the market is pretty poor too. I have no more trust for Sargent's either, and now with this, none. I hope you report her reaction to the FDA.. if you need help finding the website to report adverse reactions, let me know I'll be happy to track it down for you.

    And people who choose not to vaccinate their pets are not assholes. They are well read, educated people who decide for themselves if the risk of the medication is worth the reward of the outcome. Since you have indoor only cats who have very minimal risks, it seems a smart choice to go with the lower risk... the risk of catching something the vaccine MIGHT prevent, vs the risk of the damage the vaccine could do (and those risks are real and proven)

    as long as you keep asking questions, and looking into the facts you are being a good advocate for your pets.. (although you should get them in to a vet for a look over once in a while.. since cats are just so darn good at hiding illnesses)

  2. Please don't blame yourself so much. We don't imagine spray for cats can be harmful for cats. I am just so glad Anya is doing well now.
    About vaccinations, I do read pros and cons about it, and I'm doing my research before taking my boys for vaccination next time.

  3. I'm glad to hear that Anya is doin' well now. Thank goodness you found out about the dangers of that flea stuff!


  4. We were very happy to learn that Anya this better and that you discovered why !!!!!!
    Have a great day !!!!!!!
    A meow of Frida, Bilbo and Sofia

  5. We're so happy Anya is doing well! Don't blame yourself. It's the fault of the company that sells this horrible stuff for making people believe that it's safe to put it on animals... All the best to you and your sweeties! <3 xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino

  6. We are glad that Anya is doing so well now! A lot of those OTC products are bad news, unfortunately. You are a great Mommy to your cats, so do NOT blame yourself for what happened, okay? Big hugs!

  7. Thanks for all of the support, you guys. It really means a lot to me!

    Ragdoll Mommy~

  8. TW hates to put me through going to the vet. I’m due to go this month. She also doesn’t believe in vaccines although I got them last year and got sick from them. I’m glad Anya is feeling better and you could feel better about yourself.

  9. Qualquer tipo de veneno sempre é perigoso sempre precisamos redobrar a atenção, quando li o seu relato lembrei que uma vez eu apliquei um spray na Lilica, o vendedor disse que era totalmente seguro, e eu acreditei, só que ela começou a vomitar e teve algumas reações leves, mas eu fiquei muito assustada e brava com aquele vendedor. Eu fico contente que Anya se recuperou e você pode ficar tranquila, ela está com você e com saúde.


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