Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Cat

Her name is Tessa. She almost died a week or so ago. Our friend Serge tells what happened. Share

9 comments:

Julygirl said...

Gorgeous animal! Losing a family pet can be tragic, especially under those circumstances. Mercifully she made it through. Nine lives I guess.....how many more has she got left?

Cottage Way of Life said...

Tessa is a beauty & I'm very glad she is ok & you did not lose her.

Georgette said...

What a beautiful kitty! I am so glad she is OK now. Did she chew it, or was it just from wearing the collar that it made her so ill?

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks, everyone! The fumes of the collar poisoned her!

Michael J. Russell said...

First, see:

http://www.hartzvictims.org/
http://www.hartzkills.org/
http://youtu.be/w_uqBjvy7YI (KNBC TV news investigation)

The cheap, highly-toxic organophosphate (OP) insecticides used by Hartz, Sergeants, Biospot and others in their flea and tick shampoos, collars, etc. are chemically related to SARIN and VX NERVE GAS.

The exact same anti-cholanergic drugs (atropine, 2-PAM chloride) are used to treat animals and people who have been poisoned by them, according to the vets who treated our cat.

Imagine our horror to see that Hartz is apparently a primary sponsor of http://catchannel.com/ and Cat Fancy magazine.

unavocis said...

Poor little girl! I'm SO glad you posted/linked to something like this. There are many "conventional" things/items people do for/give to our pets that are actually not healthy or even potentially dangerous. This is a biggie.

Blessings to you and your Tessa!

R J said...

This is the first case I've encountered of a cat being made ill by a collar, but in my childhood a dog was made ill (although less drastically ill than Tessa) by such a collar. So dog lovers as well as cat lovers obviously need to be careful.

lara77 said...

How grateful that your beautiful Tess survived this nightmare. One thinks this collar is protecting your animal and in fact it is doing the opposite. Our pets are so precious to us; I know the feeling because we lost our dear Harmony(a Westhighland Terrier) this past February. She was 14 and was diagnosed with a collapsing trachea. It has been almost 6 months and I still cry and miss her so much. They take a part of our heart when they leave us. I hope Elena Maria you have many more years with your beautiful Tess.

Alexandra said...

Thanks for heads-up, and I am so glad that she has recovered! Such a pretty gray kitty cat.

We have terrible flea and tick problems here. We've been using Frontline Plus(inexpensive on ebay) and a flea comb. These fleas actually get past the Frontline, so I comb her for the one or two fleas that she brings in on her tail. We've begun spraying the lawn and garden with ecofriendly Pyrethrin. This helps quite a bit as well.