Last month, Dawn Peters’ son Owen had complained about stomach pain and constipation. He stayed in bed with his cat, Ratchet while his mother, Dawn, took a nap.

Suddenly Dawn woke up because of Ratchet and decided to check on Owen. That’s when she noticed Ratchet sitting in the doorway, not moving. Owen complained of lower abdominal pains so Dawn took him into the hospital. Then doctors discovered that Owen’s appendix had burst.

If it hadn’t been for Ratchet alerting Dawn, she might not have gotten Owen to the hospital in time. The next time your cat starts acting odd, it could be because you’re cat is trying to tell you something so be sure to reward the cat for his or her efforts.

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