Hi! I am Eleanor Price.
A couple of years ago, I almost lost my cat, Louie, to a bout of botulism. It was the scariest moment of my life!
Botulism is a rare but possibly fatal paralytic condition that is caused by bacteria that grow on food.
As it turned out, the reason for the illness was my cat’s diet.
Once Louie had fully recovered from the illness and I from the shock of almost losing him, I decided to start this blog.
It all started on a normal Tuesday evening when I got back home and found Louie snuggled up in his favorite corner on the couch.
Louie does love sleep and rest which is not abnormal for American shorthairs.
On this particular day, however, something seemed different. He didn’t even seem to notice my entrance but just continued sleeping nonchalantly.
At first, I thought he was just super tired and considering the day I had just had, I would understand him if he needed some extra sleep.
But it was after I had finished fixing my dinner and offered his that I started suspecting that something was not right.
For the last three years that Louie had been in my life, he always had the appetite of a wolf and had never said no to his dinner.
I immediately consulted Uncle Google and every result I got suggested that my cat was ill.
I decided to observe him through the night and even moved his bed next to mine just to be sure he was OK.
That night, I hardly slept a wink. I was trying to think what might have caused the illness in my otherwise healthy cat.
When morning came, Louie still refused his food and he was even more lethargic than the previous day. So I decided to take him for a checkup at the vet’s.
When we arrived at the clinic, the vet immediately told me even more depressing news.
Apparently, my cat had unresponsive reflexes and a mild paralysis in his hind limbs.
After taking a short history, the vet suspected it was the food the cat ate that caused the illness.
I had tried a new homemade recipe and the vet suspected that the ingredients might have had some harmful bacteria.
The vet did a series of tests and after ruling out other causes of paralysis, he diagnosed Louie with botulism.
The vet administered an antitoxin to counter the effects of botulism and to stop its spread.
He said I was lucky we had caught it in good time because it would have been fatal.
I am happy that Louie recovered without any further complications and when the dust had settled, I couldn’t stop thinking of how scared I was and how I instantly went online for help.
And that is what inspired me to start this blog…
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