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my new kitten is home....

post #1 of 13
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Well she came home last night. I drove the hour plus drive to get her...
She is a LOT tinier than the pictures I was sent of her. Poor lil dear.
She is all bones..
I highly doubt she is 10wks liek they said she was she looks mroe like 8wks...
I do have to drive her back over that way cause she didn't make the weight for spaying (which I think was a blessing) so in a few weeks I will do that at their vet.....
The rescue lady also sent me home with some clavamox 62.5mg that she is to take every day.. she thought she may be coming down with a URI... (great)
I am also to give her albon 1/2cc 1st day and 1/4 cc daily til gone... which she gave me a weeks worth.. also some worming stuff 1/2cc weekly.

I was thinking she told me she was healthy....
OH well atleast she is home now and I hopefully can get her fattened up and healthy! I have my 2 other cats locked downstairs in the laundry room... THEY ARE NOT impressed! they look HUGE compared to her now..... coarse Hope my 6yr old is 11lbs and Hershey is 9lbs LOL

The kitten is eatting good. I am feeding her NutroMax Kitten dry I sprinkle water on it to soften it up and she is eatting it well.....
I just can't believe how much her little bones stick out.... maybe I'm just use to my chunks but its really disturbing... I was thinking of going and getting some kitten milk in a can to feed her in addition.... to help plump her up.
She did poop a lot last night... not liquidy but definately very soft.
IT could be from all the meds who knows.. poor things been through so much. I am so glad I didn't wait any longer to get her...

anyways wanted to update re: my newest lil babe....
I'll attach that one pic of her again.... but do keep in mind she looks bigger in the pic than she really is and she is fuzzy so she isn't as plump as she appears......

any advice or comments welcome!!!!

post #2 of 13
What a beautifull Kitten. Congrats... I would take herto your vets for a complete check up. Having her on two antibiotics plus worming meds. At the same time sounds like over kill. For such a young kitten. As you say they think ?she might be coming down with a URI? Is she showing any symptoms? She needs to be tested for worms. Not just treated randomly not knowing if she has worms and if she does what kind.
If she does have a URI keep her away from your other cats. This does spread quickly.
To be on the safe side I really recomend a visit to your own vet for a complete check up..
post #3 of 13
Poor little girl. I agree that a vet visit for a check-up and review of the meds is a great idea. Canned pumpkin is great for both diahorrea and constipation in kittens. See if you can get her to take about a teaspoon each day.

Something you can give her to fatten up and get some of the vitamins and nutrients she has been lacking is kitten glop.

Home-made kitten formula (Kitten Glop)

8 ounces water
1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
8 ounces whole evaporated milk (not skim)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise (not low fat)
2 tablespoons plain yogurt (not low fat)
1 large or 2 small eggs yolks (raw)
1 teaspoon clear Karo syrup
* 1-3 drops liquid pet vitamins
* 1 capsule acidophilus
* 1 drop Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)

* Optional, though very beneficial.

Boil the water, add the gelatin and mix well. Add the following ingredients in order, mixing well after each addition:

1/2 of the canned milk
Mayonnaise and Yogurt
Rest of the milk
All other ingredients

You can substitute canned goat's milk for the canned evaporated milk, if you prefer it. This mixture will keep in the fridge for up to four days. It is jello-like in consistency in the fridge so you can just scoop out as much as you need and warm. It can also be frozen in ice cube trays and defrosted as needed. You can find pet vitamins at a pet store or your vet, and acidophilus and GSE in the liquid form at a good health food store.
post #4 of 13
Ahhh what a beautiful girl I agree that you should take her to your vet and have her checked out to be sure. And the kitten glop works wonders on them also, I used it for my rescued momma cat and her 5 baby girls to build them up a little, I kept Momma and 3 of the babies they are now a little more then 7 mos and so far no one has gotten anything ( knock on wood) they are all spayed and had testing, shots worming, I even gave it to them through the vet trips, Good luck with that pretty girl
post #5 of 13
She is a dollbaby!!
I would as already stated, follow through with my own vet.
post #6 of 13
I do hope you are keeping her indoors? She is way to young to be outside, even supervised- susceptible to any airborn or ground virus she comes in contact with. She is a cutie!
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by hissy
I do hope you are keeping her indoors? She is way to young to be outside, even supervised- susceptible to any airborn or ground virus she comes in contact with. She is a cutie!
Yes she is indoors only.... the picture I have is from the rescue group... its one of the ones they used on Petfinder.... I just saved it

None of my cats are allowed outside!!
post #8 of 13
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here are some pics from today
post #9 of 13
Wow, she really is tiny. Sending health and healing vibes for her.
post #10 of 13
She is beautiful. My two rescue boys were very tiny and bony when I found them and I htought they were only 8-10 weeks. However the vet told me from their teeth that they were nearer 15. So you may find that she is older than she looks, if she has had a bad time. 8 weeks after I got the boys, they are no longer walking skeletons, and I used lots of goats milk and egg yolk, plus kitten food, to fatten them up. They were also being eaten alive by parasites, external and internal. Good luck with her.
post #11 of 13
Oh, the poor tiny girl! Prayers that she fully recovers from her difficult start! You are so good to give her a loving home where she can be watched closely as she recovers and grows up!
post #12 of 13
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well its official she is sick.... Iwas hoping she wouldn't be but I just noticed a big boogery gloop in her eye so she has a URI (sigh) I hope she gets better soon....
This poor lil girl just doesn't deserve to be sick.
post #13 of 13
What a teeny beauty! I hope she gets over her URI quickly. I'm sure the love you are showing her will help.
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