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Kittens in bad shape. Vets are not helping.

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Ahmed Deghady, Apr 5, 2021.


  1. Ahmed Deghady

    Ahmed Deghady PetForums Newbie

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    I found these 2 kittens this afternoon under a car covered in dust and millions of fleas, and the car was about to walk over them. That neighborhood I found them in is really bad, for humans before animals, and their mother wasn't around so I decided I will foster them.

    I did wait for an hour waiting for mama cat to show up but she didn't, and by how they looked I figured they were abandoned.

    This is my first experience, let alone with this very young age, I think they are 14 days old.


    I took them straight to a vet who was clearly ignorant since he advised that I feed them "dry food" (they barely open their eyes) but I wanted him to clean them because they were looking terrible and I'm too afraid to clean these kittens myself.

    I took them home with a kitten formula and started cleaning them again when I found that vet was one of the most incompetent person I've ever met since they were still covered in fleas. The fleas was all over their eyes and mouths, they utterly refused to even taste the formula and I'm sure they didn't eat the whole day and maybe more than a day. I freaked out (after trying to clean and feed them for an hour) and decided to go for another vet.

    The other vet advised to keep them warm, and cleaned them again (they still have fleas but less than before) and said when they regulate their temperature they will eat.

    Up until now they are refusing to eat, by holding them they seem to be warm. I wrapped them in a towel and tried to force the milk drops to their mouths but they kept looking away from the milk.

    They are a sleep all the time and barely make any sound.

    The other vet said if they didn't eat after they regulate their temperature try to look for a mother cat and she will look after them. I don't know any mother cats here but I know there are a lot of female ferals in my street that I feed everyday.


    I'm very exhausted and mentally devastated to see two little kittens that way and I can't help, and if they died I can't imagine how the rest of my year will be depressing.

    Please, if you know any advice please comment and tell me what to do. I do not trust these vets around me and I'm not a kitten expert. All I needed is just help them.

    Should I let the kittens in front of the house hoping for a mother cat to adopt them and feed them in case they kept refusing the kitten formula?

    They are asleep all the time. They don't make much noises unless they are held. They don't eat. They were cleaned 3 times and still have fleas.

    Please share your experience.

    I feel guilty for taking them home to be honest with you. I thought I was a better shot for them.
     
  2. Ahmed Deghady

    Ahmed Deghady PetForums Newbie

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  3. SusieRainbow

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    You can only do your best, it sounds as though they are in pretty bad shape. I'm hoping someone with more experience of orphaned kittens will be along to advise you soon.
    Keep them warm, a cold kitten won't feed. Have you tried to see if they will lick milk off your finger? That might possibly encourage them to suck.
     
  4. lorilu

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    Oh the poor little babies! Thank you for taking them in! They sound very bad off, but even if they don't make it you can take comfort in knowing their last hours were spent warm and loved. Sometimes that's all you can do. Please let us know.


    No, no, , please do not put them back outside. They are more likely to be killed and eaten by a predator. You are doing al you can.
     
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    How are the kittens now Ahmed?
     
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