Bengal cats are fun, a lot of fun, very loving and playful, highly intelligent. Most people by now know this and we, lovers of these animals, choose consciously for the race.
But, just like above facts, also true that they come with their own less perks: sensitive to some things, diseases, poisonous objects outside, bit more than usual housecats. I do know. End of december, our adult one had quite a sick week with a virus infection, despite all the shots received on time as should every pet, and despite the healthy, quality food and care. Sometimes you are just out of luck, simple.Clinic in, clinic out, then switched to a better equipped location, where we just on time received the proper type of examinations and medications. Phew, just could avoid that the issue would grow to a rather lethal one.
Mere 3 months later, this morning when I stand up, I see, Roxy isn’t standing up with me and not welcoming as usually she would, very talkative no matter what time it is, nor asking for her tuna impatiently. I really got suspicious and alarmed when I saw her dry food complete, untouched, as was her water. I call her, nothing, just looks a bit up slowly, then putting head back. Oh boy, I thought, something troubles her again inside. Well, when she started the throw up, with big difficulty and with some pain, and slowly her fur changed to a troubled look, it has hit me: clinic ride again! She smelled or licked on something outside, had a contact with the wrong cat maybe (enough in the neighbourhood), as she is allowed to play and enjoy the spring sun and grass behind our streets (often she walks and plays with us too).
Dressed, grabbed a food quickly to have less an empty stomach, while called the ER animal clinic to be prepared, we are coming soon. Again. The lady on the phone would have started with a lament about how maybe we should go to our neighbourhood’s clinic and so, but I absolutely wasn’t in the mood for, this WAS again an emergency and they are an ER, so after answering with these facts shortly, I projected her the possible time when we arrive and better be ready to provide Roxy the care she needs. I just really wasn’t in the mood for a longer chat unnecessarily, I do not take risks with family and friends. Well, suck it up. 🙂
Fortunately it doesn’t seem to be a serious viral issue as last time, more like a lighter poisoning (could be even something between the grass outside, surely not food, she is very picky), no fever at all, after a proper measurement and examination. Infuse, three type of medical injections with, she behaves already better again. Sleeping peacefully for now. We’ll see later how her food intake is going to be and behaviour.
But, again a situation to remind us: they are cute, they can be strong and fierce looking, but they still are delicate creatures, sensitive reacting to some stuffs, circumstances. We have to keep always at least one eye on them, but rather both whenever possible, and analyse their behaviour, their fur carefully. Something bad, crucial change can happen from one to another moment, few hours tops, and quick decision making process can be of huge importance. There is a life to help!