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Tom and Jerry Syndrome is a condition cats get from everyday sounds around the house that causes seizures.
I have three cats in my home and one is 16 years old. They are all indoor cats. However, my 16 year old Siamese spent many years outside and inside. I never heard of this syndrome. This seems very bizarre to me and why is this happening now?
This condition – likened to the cartoon Tom and Jerry – has been triggered by the dropping of metal items on tiled floors, ceramic bowls, the hammering of nails, as well as the sounds of owners slapping their foreheads or clicking their tongues. The seizures don’t seem to be related to volume.
The new research began after International Cat Care (ICC), a feline charity, began receiving reports from cat parents across the country reporting the strange behavior in their pets. The experts believes the reaction is similar to reflex epilepsy in humans.
The reactions suffered by the animals are described as being similar to a fit, with the cats displaying a jerking motion. Others have less severe reactions, from being jumpy to freezing suddenly. They all recover, once the noise has stopped and the seizure ceased.
If you have a cat or know of a cat that has had this condition, I would love to hear from you. Cats have been domestic for a very long time living in households with noise, so what is different now? Could it have something to do with WiFi signals? Are cats saying we do not want to be indoor cats?
Source: The Telegraph
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Sydney came to It’s the Pits Rescue as a pup and was adopted. Unfortunately, she was brought back to the rescue at 10 months old. Their loss, my gain. She is in the process of becoming mine in the eyes of San Diego County, she is already part of my heart. I love her so much!
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I wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving with family, friends, and good food! I am thankful for my daughters, grandkids, and my whole family, furbabies, Reiki, friends, and my health. All that I have learned over the last three-plus years. I learned to give thanks daily for everything I have; food, home, health, and family. We take a lot for granted, I give thanks for the simplest of pleasures, like water.
November 20, 2013 — Health Canada has announced Your True Companion Pet Products is recalling its True Raw Choice Bulk Dehydrated Natural Pet Treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
- Duck Feet (Lot 228870)
- Duck Wings (Lot 213825)
- Chicken Feet (Lot 214733)
- Lamb Trachea (Lot 225215)
- Chicken Breast (Lot 154339)
A total of 280 total cases of the affected treats were sold in bulk at various pet food stores across Canada.
Editor’s Note: Even though the recalled products may have been purchased in Canada, they may also have been carried home to pets in the United States. So, be sure to check your own records for purchase information.
Pets such as dogs and cats (and their food) can carry Salmonella bacteria. People can get infected with the bacteria from handling pets, pet food or feces.
Symptoms of salmonellosis often include:
- Sudden onset of fever
- Stomach cramps
What to Do?
Consumers should contact Your True Companion Pet Products at 855-260-5024 if unsure if the product you have is affected or not.
As of November 8, 2013, all affected products have been disposed of in the market place.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
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