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Urgent Advice needed on cat

Alright peeps, I need some urgent advice from fellow cat owners. I gave my cat the usual treat, a Vitakraft kitty stick (turkey and lam flavor)....I noticed it too late, but there was an extremely pungent smell coming from the stick. Unfortunately, she took a bite from it already.....I checked the expiration date and it is still good. I usually buy her those sticks but they never stink THAT bad. I needed to open a window and wash my hands thoroughly. Has anybody else experienced something similar with pet food (namely with Vitakraft cat sticks?)....also, cats are usually pretty savy when it comes to bad food...should I be worried?
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Old 14.10.2011, 00:50
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I wouldn't worry. Cats are pretty fussy. If it was a dog maybe a different situation. I don't use those treats but if you do normally and it was not right then just keep an eye on them. Plenty if water at hand. Also my experience is that cats are great at vomiting things up :-)

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Old 14.10.2011, 00:51
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Alright peeps, I need some urgent advice from fellow cat owners. I gave my cat the usual treat, a Vitakraft kitty stick (turkey and lam flavor)....I noticed it too late, but there was an extremely pungent smell coming from the stick. Unfortunately, she took a bite from it already.....I checked the expiration date and it is still good. I usually buy her those sticks but they never stink THAT bad. I needed to open a window and wash my hands thoroughly. Has anybody else experienced something similar with pet food (namely with Vitakraft cat sticks?)....also, cats are usually pretty savy when it comes to bad food...should I be worried?
You're right. The feline sense of smell is something like 15 times our own (even more powerful than dogs). She probably wouldn't eat it if it were bad. Anyway, cats eat mice and live to tell to the tale (or tail!), so they must have iron stomachs. Oh, and 9 lives.
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I wouldn't worry. Cats are pretty fussy. If it was a dog maybe a different situation. I don't use those treats but if you do normally and it was not right then just keep an eye on them. Plenty if water at hand. Also my experience is that cats are great at vomiting things up :-)

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Thanks for the comforting words! I was just shocked because it smelled up the whole apartment....as you said, cats are pretty fussy. The only thing, she's a 14 year old diva...and I hope that she got all of her senses in check. I ate some nasty stuff in my life...but that stick smelled terrible!!
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Old 14.10.2011, 00:58
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Ha ha classic......my kittys are 6 and 10 and I've seen them devour some monstrous things.

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Thanks for the comforting words! I was just shocked because it smelled up the whole apartment....as you said, cats are pretty fussy. The only thing, she's a 14 year old diva...and I hope that she got all of her senses in check. I ate some nasty stuff in my life...but that stick smelled terrible!!
Poor baby kitty. But I'm sure she'll be fine. Maybe it smelled great to her b/c she hasn't smelled food in years? There is almost nothing nastier than the fish head aroma of cat food. But maybe it's like paradise to our little friends. They don't understand why we like our food so bland (sorta like expats in Switzerland, lol).
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Re: Urgent Advice needed on cat

no worries.... they won't eat anything that's bad for them (not like dogs)
Leave her lots of water and cat grass.
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Re: Urgent Advice needed on cat

Thanks guys, I'll report back in the morning.
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no worries.... they won't eat anything that's bad for them (not like dogs)
Leave her lots of water and cat grass.
She doesn't eat cat grass....ehmm, she eats wet food with her left paw. Really prissy I tell ya!
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She doesn't eat cat grass....ehmm, she eats wet food with her left paw. Really prissy I tell ya!
I wouldnt worry either. If she ate it then it couldnt have been that bad. She wasnt desparate for food was she?

But for your own peace of mind might as well throw the rest of the treats away
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Re: Urgent Advice needed on cat

She'll be fine, cats have a high tolerance to these things.
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Re: Urgent Advice needed on cat

Alright folks, she's alright and fine! Thanks everybody for the support.
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Re: Urgent Advice needed on cat

honestly LiB, no jokes.. I'm really sorry to hear about your cat.


(( first I find out he drinks mojito's, and now I find out he's a cat person I wonder what little secret will come outta the closet next ))
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(( first I find out he drinks mojito's, and now I find out he's a cat person I wonder what little secret will come outta the closet next ))
..you know the Christmas in Aspen, when we rented that cabin? Well, me and yer missus we kinda...ya know. (we was drunk...and you went out squirell hunting I'm a bad friend...sorry )
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you played Pat-a-cake ?

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you played Pat-a-cake ?
Well, it wasn't monopoly, that's for sure.
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Well, it wasn't monopoly, that's for sure.
your loss... you should see what happens when Mrs G gets Boardwalk to herself
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Re: Urgent Advice needed on cat

Glad to hear your kitty is okay LiB!

Just to help reassure you though, cats ARE pretty good at voiding themselves of something that disagrees.

By way of anecdotal evidence I can say that my Bonny-cat Featherfoe loves to catch and eat moths, which her lil tum tum doesn't particularly care for. We can pretty well count on seeing the moth again within about 30min of her swallowing it.
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Glad to hear your kitty is okay LiB!

Just to help reassure you though, cats ARE pretty good at voiding themselves of something that disagrees.

By way of anecdotal evidence I can say that my Bonny-cat Featherfoe loves to catch and eat moths, which her lil tum tum doesn't particularly care for. We can pretty well count on seeing the moth again within about 30min of her swallowing it.
Well that's a waste of talent
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