This is one of our cats – the eldest, Coda. She’s a funny, nervous cat that tends to scream when she wants attention and runs really low to the ground as if the KGB are after her.
This is also the 2012 Winner of Stupidest Feline.
Well, our elderly beagle, Molly, has a small portion of food with a codeine tablet in it every morning. Coda always hangs around – she just loves food – and on Friday morning, she ate the dog’s codeine.
Codeine is toxic to cats.
So we raced down to our vet and – quite frankly, he was kind of an ass – luckily, she didn’t seem to have any negative side effects, due to the fact that she’s seriously overweight. 7kg (well, she’s lost more than a kg!) and is kind of pillow-esque but it saved her life. If she’d been smaller, she would have been in serious trouble.
She still had to spend the day at the vet, but she seems fine, thank god.
(And before anyone rants at me for her being overweight, she has a lot of nervous problems coupled with a neighbour insisting on feeding her despite us asking them not to. But the neighbour has gone and we’re working on it. I’m hoping to take her to Sydney next year, where she’ll be in a one-animal household, so I’m hoping she’ll lose even more weight. Not that I give a stuff what someone on the internet thinks about how I keep my pets .)