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am i being dramatic Helen Bodinnar 1 child; Dartmouth, United Kingdom 245 posts
status 28th May '13

Me and SO are currently fighting over our 2 cats.. they were fine when DD wasn't here, but now one cat has been throwing up every day for a month. even tho vets say there's nothing wrong with her, and the other cat has been so freaked out by DD that's he shits on the carpet almost everyday!! i think we should re-home them. they're obviously not happy and we cant have cat puke and shit on the carpet when she start crawling and waking. but SO refuses he says animals are for life!



what do you ladies think?? am i in the wrong??

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
28th May '13

If they are so miserable they are getting sick, and you don't want to medicate them, they need to feel safe and happy in a new home.

mamaofarunner 1 child; Kansas City, Kansas 1765 posts
28th May '13

idk cats but i would give them more time to adjust. if in a couple of months there still doing it then they need to go.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7110 posts
28th May '13

If there is nothing medically wrong with them but they are shitting and puking all over you NEED to get them into a new home ASAP! I understand animals are for life but that's torture to keep animals under those circumstances. If you weren't happy some place you wouldn't stay would you? Why force animals to do the same? You need to do the humane thing and find them a very loving home where they won't have any more problems. Oh and that's just not healthy for your DD either.

Helen Bodinnar 1 child; Dartmouth, United Kingdom 245 posts
status 28th May '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" If they are so miserable they are getting sick, and you don't want to medicate them, they need to feel safe and happy in a new home."


id love to keep them.. im taking the cat thats sick back to the vets on friday last time they just said its because she eats the grass, shes ok with DD. the other cats hides until she goes to bed.. i just dont know how to make them comfortable again :(

user banned Des Moines, Iowa 1848 posts
28th May '13

If cat 2 is scared of DD it makes me wonder if it would fear bite DD if cornered. It could be an argument he would understand. Protecting the child instead of disposing of beloved pets.

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 2036 posts
28th May '13

They make anxiety medications for cats. You could try this before giving them up. Did they get checked for worms?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Helen Bodinnar:" id love to keep them.. im taking the cat thats sick back to the vets on friday last time they just said ... [snip!] ... the grass, shes ok with DD. the other cats hides until she goes to bed.. i just dont know how to make them comfortable again :("



Some animals just can't handle children in any capacity. Just like humans. I thought one of ours would have issues, but she surprised me. She wigs out if she's not able to get to "her boy" at night when he's in bed lol

Helen Bodinnar 1 child; Dartmouth, United Kingdom 245 posts
status 28th May '13
Quoting RonniG:" They make anxiety medications for cats. You could try this before giving them up. Did they get checked for worms

they've both been treated for worms. i think cat thats sick might need something stronger. the cat that poops everywhere always pooped up stairs when scared. they aso use a litter trau cause SO refused to let me out as he was scared they would run away :roll:

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 2036 posts
28th May '13

I have 3 cats that don't particularly like my son, although I don't have any problems with barfing and pooping.. Keeping them in is probably only making it worse. At least when they go outside they can get away for a little bit and have a chance to be cats. An added bonus is that they can barf and poop outside. Personally, I would try anxiety meds and then look into rehomeing if that doesn't help. It's not fair to the cats to keep them in a high anxiety situation.

Helen Bodinnar 1 child; Dartmouth, United Kingdom 245 posts
status 28th May '13
Quoting RonniG:" I have 3 cats that don't particularly like my son, although I don't have any problems with barfing and ... [snip!] ... meds and then look into rehomeing if that doesn't help. It's not fair to the cats to keep them in a high anxiety situation."


thanks ill ask the vet for some advice on friday and see what he has to offer. x

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
28th May '13

Sounds like they need time to adjust. Think about getting two litter boxes and switching the litter you get. The new boxes may entice then to use them again.



Try switching to wet food until they stop throwing up, then mix it with dry food to gradually transition back.



Take a little time each day to give them one-on-one attention. Even if its just for a half hour at night.

Helen Bodinnar 1 child; Dartmouth, United Kingdom 245 posts
status 28th May '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" Sounds like they need time to adjust. Think about getting two litter boxes and switching the litter you ... [snip!] ... transition back. Take a little time each day to give them one-on-one attention. Even if its just for a half hour at night."


they have dry food already. im gonna try and teach them to go toilet outside. i thought 6 and half months would have been enough to adjust :( ill keep trying. x

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
28th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Helen Bodinnar:</b>" they have dry food already. im gonna try and teach them to go toilet outside. i thought 6 and half months would have been enough to adjust :( ill keep trying. x"</blockquote>




No, give them wet food until the throwing up stops.



Cats use the bathroom when they need to. They will not hold it until someone lets them out. They're not like dogs.

JellyJaks Due December 12 (boy); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; El Mirage, Arizona 556 posts
28th May '13

I don't think giving them wet food is a good idea if they are vomiting. I know if my kitties eat too much wet food, it causes them to vomit or get diarrhea.



6 and a half months should be more than enough time for them to have adjusted. If they're still this unhappy, I think rehoming them is the most humane thing you an do. Yes I know pets are supposed to be for life but sometimes things happen that you just can't account for no matter how hard you try.