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Kitten, advice needed as she wasn't classed as an emergency when I rang the vets

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Roxanne Redman, Mar 31, 2020.


  1. Roxanne Redman

    Roxanne Redman PetForums Newbie

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    I have a 10month old spayed pure white girl, my little girls best friend, she was missing for over a week but returned home last Friday, she had a flea collar but came home without it, i noticed over the weekend she is breathing a bit funny, like a wheeze, I rang the vets and they weren't much help because of the pandemic, they told me to wait a couple of days and see how she is, I can't wait I'm worried sick, any advice would be gratefully received
     
  2. ChaosCat

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    She probably got stuck somewhere with the collar and hurt her throat trying to break free. If she is behaving normally in every other way she’ll probably be alright, the soreness will heal. There’s not much you can do now that the vets only take emergencies. If it doesn’t get better, or even worse or you find her acting like she is in pain, not eating... then she is an emergency and you will be able to bring her in.

    Flea collars aren’t a good idea in general. Cats do get stuck with collars, so if you do use one it must be easy opening with the cat’s weight. That means they lose the collars as fast as you can put them on if you have adventurous cats. Flea collars also mean that the cat carries a source of poison around their neck all the time.
    Flea collars are excellent for cutting them up and putting them in the hoover when your home is flea infested and you are trying to get rid of the beasts. But that’s the only thing I would use them for.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that your cat will soon be completely herself again.
     
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    @Roxanne Redman - is your cat eating and drinking as normal? Is she using her litter tray as normal? If so, I wouldn't worry at this stage, but see how she goes. It is possible as Chaoscat has said that her collar got caught on something and she hurt her throat trying to break free. Even the safety-release collars are sometimes hard for a cat to break open.
     
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    Silverdoof PetForums Member

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    Keep a watch out for eye/nose discharge. If either of these occurs - ring your vet and say you need antibiotics for a URI (upper respiratory infection). Don’t let the receptionist who answers the phone put you off.
     
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    Babyshoes PetForums VIP

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    Our vets are doing phone consultations at a reduced price, which means that vets who need to isolate can still work. If they decide the pet needs to be seen, they have some appointments available with social distancing measures.

    I had a phone appointment yesterday (Macavity has an unhappy tummy which isn't getting better on bland food) and they posted some medicine out which should arrive this morning.
     
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  6. Silverdoof

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    That is really good. Big relief for you.
     
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