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My new kittens are poorly

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by nn89, Aug 20, 2009.


  1. nn89

    nn89 PetForums Junior

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    Tabitha and florence have had the runs, took them to the vets and tabitha had blood in her stool, and both kittens had a fever of 103 :( So they got dewormed and had some antibiotic and something else..(to get rid of the runs)

    They didn't 'seem' ill, just the diaorrhea concerned me, i feel so guilty im worried ive not kept the house clean enough that they may have caught something :mad:
     
  2. Midnight

    Midnight PetForums VIP

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    I don't think it's anything you have done how old are they ? x
     
  3. kelseye

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    im sure they will be just fine keep you chin up:)
     
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    If you have only just got them then stress and/or a change in diet can give new kittens the runs. Its very common.

    Bland foods like cooked white fish or boiled chicken breast can help settle their digestive systems too. If your vet had them on antibs I would ask him/her for some probiotics as well as antiBs can strip out the good bacteria as well as the bad.

    If they didn't seem ill in themselves thats a good sign.
     
  5. nn89

    nn89 PetForums Junior

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    Well the vet said as there was blood in tabithas stool, it is an infection and not dietry. However, tabitha has just done a nicely formed poo! AND had her on my lap earlier, first time i've heard her purr! I'm very proud hehe
     
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    Good for Tabitha! I hope your furbabies are doing much better now and I'm sure nothing you did caused their problems.
     
  7. nn89

    nn89 PetForums Junior

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    They are much better, am not going to stop medication though, going to keep going till its all used up, even though they hate me when giving it them!
     
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    I very much doubt if it's your fault. Blood in the stools can be caused simply by stress (can't rememebr the name but I looked it up last year and remember)

    Liz
     
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    How's your furbabies doing today? Any better I hope?
     
  10. nn89

    nn89 PetForums Junior

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    Much better, although i have so many scratches over me from giving them the medicine!
     
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    Great! (Not for the scratches I mean lol) I'm so glad they're doing all right.:)
     
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