Category Archives: Cats

My Children Have Fur

Flea products and adverse neurologic events

I used to put flea products on both Tyler and Trinity because I was told I should to prevent heartworm. Tyler didn’t like it but Trinity acted like you’d put something horrible on her. She hated it and acted weird for up to an hour or more afterwards.

I probably used it for no more than a year before deciding the potential of them getting heartworm being indoor-only cats versus the problems she had with it outweighed the benefits and quit. I wish I’d never put the first dose on my cats!

It was years later before she had her seizures and several years after we’d seen her last seizures before she passed away unexpectedly after a clean annual checkup.

They suspected a heart or brain problem for her death and today I read this.

https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm620934.htm?utm_campaign=9-20-2018-fleatick&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elqTrackId=50170C541232B201CF210067A01F9490&elq=b436d8fc64d1406eb98bed2144705697&elqaid=5155&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4126

Advertisements

Trinity, Tyler and Skeamer in silhouette

Back on March 2nd when Trinity’s death shocked us to the core I knew I wanted a metal silhouette like we had for Skeaemer- Kind of like a custom headstone. I wanted to post this earlier but my head and migraine have taken a trip down memory lane and my head has been horrible for the last few weeks. I just couldn’t completely get rid of my migraine and it wave over me from horrible, to bad, to let me try to get something done, then repeat.

P1390171-sm

Continue reading