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mykitten just fell into hot water!!!!!!

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
wut do i do..........he justed jumped in the bathtub whyle i was running some hot water..........he is a 4 months old siamese cat.. the bottom of his paws are red and the skin fell off and some parts of his body pink.....ther is no vet open
post #2 of 26
Thread Starter 
My 4 month old siamese kitten just fell into a hot tub filled with hot water.....his paws are red and some parts of his body is pink.......theres no vet open now..what do i do
post #3 of 26
Yikes! How hot was the water? I don't know what to tell you except to treat it the same way you would if you burned yourself. Soak a thin cloth or paper towel in cool water and wrap it around his paws and whatever areas are pink (if he'll let you). Don't use ice. Do not use human pain medication on the kitty. If you have neosporin without the extra anesthetic you could try that. Get him to a vet as soon as you can in the morning. Sending healing for your baby.
post #4 of 26
Or if you don't want to wait, you can check online or in a phone book's yellow pages for a 24 hour emergency veterinarian in your area. Make sure the burns stay clean & free of any debris until you can get him to the doctor ASAP.

Sending positive thoughts to your poor kitty..!
post #5 of 26
Don't put anything on the burns. Run cold water on them, if you can. Get him to a vet as soon as you can; depending on how much of his body was exposed to the hot water, this can be very serious, even fatal.
post #6 of 26
I agree with Mrblanche, straight to emergency vet and the cold water if he lets you. A vet really does need to see him and they will obviously know whats best. I hope he is okay.
post #7 of 26
Hope you found an ER vet - prayers for you and the baby.
post #8 of 26
That poor baby! I hope you were able to get him to the vet
post #9 of 26
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That poor baby! I hope you were able to get him to the vet
Ditto that! Can you please update us on your baby? I hope he's okay.
post #10 of 26
What horrible news.
Hope your kitty is ok.
Why does the water in your house run SO hot?
post #11 of 26
Any update on the kitty?
post #12 of 26
Methinks this may have been a troll.
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Methinks this may have been a troll.
Same here - that's what I was thinking since the first post, but I didn't want to say it...
post #14 of 26
This acutally happened to Murphy when he was a kitten. We'd had him about 3 weeks and I was running a bath (Lucky it was a cooler one as it was warm out) I turned my back to get a towel and I just heard this big *SPLASH*

I run in to see this little face paddling in the bubbles. I just grabbed his scruff and pulled him out and shoved him in the towel. He was none the worse for wear but this is the look I got when I put him on the bed in the towel.



He don't really bother me in the bath anymore, unlike Winston, who would drink the whole tub if I let him lol.
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Methinks this may have been a troll.
I did wonder why anybody would be running water that hot in a tub. If it's hot enough to scald a kitten it would definitely scald a human as well.

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Originally Posted by Okuda View Post
This acutally happened to Murphy when he was a kitten. We'd had him about 3 weeks and I was running a bath (Lucky it was a cooler one as it was warm out) I turned my back to get a towel and I just heard this big *SPLASH*
Shareena did the same thing when she was about 2 months old, except her splashdown was in the toilet. You should have seen the pitiful look she gave me when I fished her out and dumped her into the washbowl for a bath. Too bad I didn't have a camera handy.
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by GoldyCat View Post
Shareena did the same thing when she was about 2 months old, except her splashdown was in the toilet. You should have seen the pitiful look she gave me when I fished her out and dumped her into the washbowl for a bath. Too bad I didn't have a camera handy.
Oh Murphy did this a week later haha!

I had just flushed the loo and went to wash me hands, when I heard frantic clawing, turned around to see a butt failing in the loo, I just grabbed his tail (the only thing I could get away from claws!) and yanked him out and held him at arms length under the tap to wash him.

He was none too impressed! Funny enough he's not shown interest in a flushing loo since
post #17 of 26
What's a troll?
post #18 of 26
An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.[2]
This person has to be a troll.
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.[2]
This person has to be a troll.
Thanks! I will read up on the internet lingo, technology these days just baffles me.
post #20 of 26
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Same here - that's what I was thinking since the first post, but I didn't want to say it...
So was I. Some people need to get a life!!
post #21 of 26
I've seen trolls, and I don't think that was one. It shows the signs of a frantic owner, trying to get a response at an early hour.

However, I have trouble imagining water in a tub hot enough to cause skin to come off immediately.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
I've seen trolls, and I don't think that was one. It shows the signs of a frantic owner, trying to get a response at an early hour.

However, I have trouble imagining water in a tub hot enough to cause skin to come off immediately.
The problem with determining whether or not it's a troll is that we all know it's something that can happen. The sticking point for me was the extreme temperature of the water. It sounds more like boiling water than water coming out of a faucet, but even that is a possibility. Once I caught Lion on the counter watching eggs boil. It scared the heck out of me thinking he might reach over and try to play with the eggs.

So, assuming this was real, I'd still like to get an update from the OP.
post #23 of 26
Thread Starter 
Yes im sorry it took so long to answer you ...The baby is doing good. He just start to play and run again!!!!!Thanx for the love ..
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by yodaddy View Post
Yes im sorry it took so long to answer you ...The baby is doing good. He just start to play and run again!!!!!Thanx for the love ..
Glad to hear the baby is okay! Is there any way you can turn the heat down on your hot water so it doesn't happen again? I know that I can adjust mine in the attic of my house, but I'm not sure if you live in an apartment or other setting.
post #25 of 26
I have run scalding hot water in the tub before, but its always to wash the tubs I keep the cat/dog food in or the litters so its never more then a small amount in the actually tub but probably enough to hurt them. If that’s the case though I always keep the door closed if I need to soak them or cant watch the room so they don’t get hurt.

Bonnie and Capone have both fallen into the tub. Both times were absolutely hilarious and I was in the tub both times. Capone was in shock for a good 30 seconds and stood there with huge round eyes, legs wide apart, looking totally traumatized and cute. Bonnie fell in, looked traumatized then got angry, jumped on the edge and swatted the water with huge angry black eyes LOL.

I hope your kitty is ok? Did you take him to the vet? What did they say out of curiosity?
post #26 of 26
People, Please turn down your water heaters, if you can, no way the water heater should be up so high that the water is scalding. That is so dangerous.
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