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An Episode with a Black Kitten Caused me a Halloween from Hell — 3 Comments

  1. GOOD ON YOU, JO! OMC I would be beside myself if that happened. I do occasionally drop vitamins, and I make SURE that I find them before anything else. *LOVE & SNORGLES to “EAP”* >^^<

  2. I had to pay that $65 twice for Monty when he was a kitten. The first time he had eaten out of my bowl of chili. I learned not to leave food around– he’s a scavenger. He got diarrhea and seemed lethargic. I knew that the onion and garlic in the chili could make him anemic. The woman at the poison control hotline said just a one time snack on some chili would do no permanent harm and the moment she said that Monty climbed the curtain on the back patio door right to the top, dropped to the floor and did it again. Couldn’t he have shown me he was not dangerously anemic a few minutes earlier? The second time I caught him playing with a match that had been dropped in the floor. The match head was damp and I was afraid he had ingested some chemicals. I gave him milk to decrease absorption and called, but again he didn’t really get enough to hurt him.

    Today I would have given bentonite clay. It is much like activated charcoal at binding to and removing toxins. I use a little dissolved in water as an internal cleanse/detox now and then. When it binds to bacteria, toxins and heavy metals it releases things like calcium, magnesium and potassium that your body needs anyway. It is even effective against MRSA because it binds to the bacteria.

    When Monty scratched me this summer I made a paste out of bentonite clay and some purified water and rubbed it on my skin where I was scratched, forcing it into the deeper scratches and then rinsing it away after a couple minutes. I’ve actually had a cut or scratch that was beginning to appear infected clear up almost immediately after doing this. It seems so weird– I got hurt so I’ll rub some dirt on it– but it works. Animals have been observed rolling on deposits of bentonite clay or licking them. Sick and injured animals will seek out thes deposits.

    I’m glad little Edgar Allen Poe was ok. When you take a lot of pills there is always the chance of one being dropped no matter how careful you are. I warn my husband also with his BP meds, to be super careful not to drop a pill and to be sure to close the bottle tightly. Monty did get ahold of one of my hyaluranic acid capsules once. (I used to take that for the floaters in my vision, but since Cipro nothing seems to help them anyway, so I gave up trying.) But Monty did eat part of one. There were no fillers listed in the bottle that would hurt him. I concluded that the hyaluranic acid itself would not hurt him. It probably was good for his joints. But it was lucky that that was something harmless to him in a capsule that didn’t contain nasty additives that are poison in themselves to cats, such as maltodextrin or xylitol.

  3. Good story Jo. Although I can feel your anxiety. You did well to research the matter and received good advice. It does bring it home to us how easy it is for young cats to get into trouble. I have had similar experiences with Gabriel. He is learning but when he was younger I was always in fear of him getting into trouble.

    EAP looks awfully cute. Mr Innocence.

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