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Have your pets started acting different?

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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 09:32 AM
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What diagnosis did your veterinarian give for your dogs condition?,
About a year ago,a neighbour was caught putting down weedkiller in their garden to deliberately poison a dog that came into her garden,the dog thankfully didn't ingest any of the poison but unfortunately 2 cats were affected,their symptoms were extreme lethargy then violent convulsions just before they died.
I sincerely hope that your pets have not been exposed to these types of toxins,cats can also be affected by the ingredients in some household disinfectants,if you have perhaps introdued a new brand of disinfectant into your home?
Hope that they get over this quickly.




posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 09:56 AM
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We've got a cat (I suppose it's still really a kitten) and it has been sleeping all the time. Nothing out of the ordinary though, sleeping is a cat's favourite hobby. The winter has something to do with as well I suspect; although cats don't hibernate, a lot of the animals they eat do, so it would be ridiculous in the wild to run around all day wasting energy. That's my take on it anyway
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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 10:23 AM
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Start using your well water.



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 10:48 AM
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Having had cats and dogs and may I say have been complimented by the vets for the longevity of my pets through having looked after them very well I recomend you feed your pets the same food as yourself but with minor adjustments. Remember all pets started out in the caves of our anscestors and ate what was left over. The only time my pets were ill was when I tried to feed them a well known pet food that made them violently ill. Funnilly enough I was berated by my vet for feeding them too rich a food. Look to their diet first!



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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Have you had new carpeting installed recently? That stuff is laden with chemicals and makes many humans sick. Your pets might be affected even more profoundly, since they're down there right next to the floor. I hope you find the cause and that your animals begin to get their energy back; it's hard to see one's faithful companions feeling unwell. Good luck.



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 12:43 PM
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Maybe you brought something new into the house with a weird chemical make up that is making your animals sick. You don't live in the Gulf do you?



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 12:50 PM
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hiya all . if youve got pets with allergies like some of the posts ive read. why on earth are you still feeding them commercial dog food. my husky had food allergies as a tiny puppy and was nearly put to sleep. raw feeding her cured everything in less than 2 days .
my lab cross had a dog food trial a few months ago .. a behavioural expert reckoned all the meat she was eating was making her hyper, so i agreed to a six week trial . did it change her hyperness . erm nope . she just ended up with bad breath . bad doggy coat odour and a windy ass and stinky poop. gross . i would highly recommend raw feeding . its a doddle and tends to cure most ailments (not all) skin allergies and other stuff in less than 3 weeks .. you dont get any doggy coat smell . no bad breath. and crunching on bones cleans their teeth so no descaling needed either .



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 01:37 PM
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my pets(2 male dogs, 1 female dog, 1 female cat,) have always lived inside and they have been acting pretty weird
recently the 3 dogs will not go outside unless i go with them, if i put them out there by them selfs they sit at the door and when i open it they run back in scared for sum reason with there tails between there legs, i haven't noticed them getting sick or getting any bumps or anything like that but they are being really lethargic and they are all different ages, the dogs go from 13 to 1 years old and the cat is probably 7 or 8 years old and out of no were they all just started sleeping all day, this was like a month and half ago, i haven't taken them to the vet yet just because they all seem to be in really good health it's just there totally acting weird lmk what you think op



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 02:03 PM
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Hey!

Sorry to hear your pets are ill, that sucks.

I have 3 dogs myself, no kids, they are my kids! So I wouldn't be too happy in your situation. Personally, I'd get them ALL to the vet to have a check-up. My first thought though, was carbon monoxide poisoning. That may sound a bit extreme but if they're all getting ill, and lethargy being the biggest symptom that you've noticed, it could well be. It may be a small gas leak, not enough to affect you, but their little systems are way more sensitive than ours.

Anyhoo, not sure if that's any help or not but maybe worth consideration at least.

Hope all gets well soon, take it easy x.



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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first thing i would say is diet/water? but you covered those so...hmmm. not sure.
there are all natural meds you can feed them, i've given oil of oregano to mine when they are sick, but yours dont sound sick per say.
hmmmm.
good luck & i'm sorry they're not feeling well

*wow some great suggestions above, ATS ppl are so smart...(the chemicals in carpet...weed killer etc.) have you painted recently?
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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 03:00 PM
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I have not tested the animals for mange. My dog seems to be fine now. Gave the cats some flea medicine today. We'll see... Honestly, I'm a little fed up with the vet. They are great for some things, but mysterious itching does not seem to be one of them. That'll be the next thing to look into though if this doesn't work. Thanks for the suggestion. I had considered it, but then went with what the vet said. Silly me thought the vet would recognize it as mange if it was mange.

I'm going to slowly transition them to a more natural diet as well. Anyone have any suggestions/recipes for dogs and cats to make sure they are getting everything they need? I have been researching it online, but everyone seems to have a different opinion. Cooked or raw? Veggies or not?



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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Do you feed your dog Beneful and your cat Friskies?

Just curious - because I have noticed the same. My 5 year old yellow lab and my chocolate lab are acting very tired - they over eat (more on my yellow lab) and they don't alert us to outside activity as much as they used to.

The cat has always been lazy (except at night) but lately she has had eye discharge, sneezing, coughing and her meow/talking (Siamese) isn't a sound anymore, almost sounds like a barely vocal hiss sound.

We have had the cat on antibiotics - eye drops - ear drops and regular vet checks. $400+

The dogs seem alright, but they lay around a lot more - really out of it sometimes. They still steal the food off the counter so they can't be that bad


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posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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My two cats are doing as well as usual.

Maybe, you got bad well water or something.



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:02 PM
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You said you have a septic field?

I suspect this is the problem.

Via the septic field (which might have problems) the animals can come into contact with pollutants and sewer gas which can make them ill.

You might want to make sure that your sewage system, tank and septic field, are all in working order.



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:15 PM
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My first thought is that something is happening locally. That makes the most sense.

My dogs are good, although a little spooked as we have coyotes living in the area, so they're both always in "look out" mode.

I hope your pets feel better....



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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I learned recently that they use GMO food for animals. And those GMO foods can cause cancer in animals and all kinds of illnesses and infertility in human. So please do check with the animal foods you are buying for the dog and the cats. The other factor that I heard is that some places in the US put Uranium in the drinking water(how crazy is that). So use Reverse Osmosis Water filtration system for the health of your own and for that of the animals. There is no excuse for neglecting these two important factors. These days, you never know what you are drinking and eating. Precaution is the best. After correcting these two, see if the animals behavior is improving.



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 05:14 PM
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HI All: I've had animals all my life, including farm animals. If you change their diet, it will effect them , usually "the scoots" In my opinion, water is most important. Since you are located in Florida, I would suspect the water.
Don't forget about COR-EXIT. They have ruinend the golf. I live on a farm and my well water comes from rain.
If I go to a restaurant and drink city water it messed me up, I can smell the clorine. Just a thought. Hope you and
your ainmals get better soon.



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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I had two female cats that came from the same litter. Still have one the other got a lung tumor and had to be put to sleep. Anyhow, yes they can develop food allergies, both mine had the same thing going on they would itch bloody the area right between their eyes and ears. My vet asked me to switch their food as she thought it might me a food allergy. The one that is living can only now eat a Royal Canin Grean Peas and Duck and Fancy Feast or she will itch herself bloody.
I deduct the living one is allergic to Corn Gluten, Wheat Gluten. Look at your cats food and you will see that these are in most cats food. You might try switching their food, do talk to the vet about food allergies. The steroids almost killed my one cat. They are very hard on their systems.



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 05:49 PM
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A little unusual, I suppose. My lil' Jack Russell Terrier has begun growling at us occasionally. And he's never done that before. I noticed it once (quite recently) and my daughter has mentioned this to me on a few occasions as well.

I have no clue why he might be doing this, but it's a bit disconcerting.

It's odd because this is very recent behaviour. No snapping or biting - just the occasional growl if we go to pet him or pick him up.

Overall, he is a very happy little guy though. And a healthy bugaboo too!



posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 06:38 PM
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Originally posted by quest4info
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Thanks for your input and that is always a concern. We still live relatively rural(40 minutes to a grocery store, but have municipal water supply with septic field). We deworm our pets and try to keep up with flea control the best possible, but both cats have free raine outside and our dog has a limited run so she cant "pea" off the neighbors or infiltrate their garbage(yum best dog food ever lols). I can see one pet getting into something, but all 3 are acting strange.

Maybe I have a bad neighbor??
Could chlorine/fluoride affect them??
Am I just being over sensitive??

All OK here! My dog is crazier than ever!

Could be a food thing. Maybe the recipe has changed and the manufacture has not told you (don't think they are required to).
Could be causing the problem. Are you using the same producer for both cat and dogs?




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