Originally Posted by forever_urs8019
all these messages scare me..
the trip went actually very good. the doc was very surprised at how healthy they were.. they were weighing good and all sqealing, most of them have there eyes open.. but i made sure she knew about the eyes problems.. and she said she noticed crust.. but she just told me to clean it off at every chance it came up.. but nothing serious in it.. but she was so proud of how well i was doing. and i just had to give this site some "props" i would have been lost with out it.. so yea.. but we had a BAD flea problem. that was the only thing she was worried about.. which im pretty sure i fixed today.. i gave every single kitten a bath, and put them on a new fresh blanket.. even gave momma a bath.. which she wasnt to happy with that.. and then my other cat.. everyone is flea free..
but that one kitten just worries me. i gave her the bath and noticed the crust.. so i tried to soften it before her bath.. and as i was washing her the eyes starting opening but that pus looking stuff still came.. but i was told this was natural.. and i havent heard a single sneeze since yesterday.. so idk..
Oh, Please be very careful with bathing!!!! They are too little, and with eye colds and sneezing they can get cold and then be very sick! Make sure you have them very dry! If you have a heating pad, put it on low and put the kittens in a box (if they are not) and put the box on the pad, put a couple towels in it, too many and they wont get the heat from the pad. Also, get a sockl fill it with rice and put it under the towels too, and cover the top of the box a little to keep the heat in. If you don't have rice now, use a soda bottle and fill it with hot water and place it under the blankets to keep them warm (just make sure that the bottle wont roll and pin a kitten under it.) I am worried that they will get a chill, and it will not be good if they do, so just keep them warm and keep the eyes clean. Next time if you notice fleas, it's a little more work, but atleast they wont catch a chill, use a small tooth flea comvb and pick at the fleas as best as you can, use a cup with HOT soapy water to dip the comb in with the flea on it, and then dry the comb before useing it again, at such a young age, even getting them wet with the flea comb can cause them to get a chill. (the good thing with the bath was they were in warm water and then put in a towel to dry, where as with the comb, they are wet in the air for a little while, so they should be ok, but please try to get a rice sock in there with them.