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Old July 6th 06, 09:16 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Mischief
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Good news:

They are so TINY!!! each of them are the size of my foot, and i'm a
size 6 1/2. One is black and white with a tiny tux and gloves thing
going. The other is orange and white with a little bit of tabby
stripes. and they have such TINY little tails and their eyes are a
little bluish. Both are boys and the orange one is SUCH a love bug,
All you have to do is put a hand on him and he starts purring loudly.
They are such curious little buggers too. I set them up in my roomie's
bathroom with a large tupperware lid as a littler box, and food and
water.

The Bad news:

The orange one had a goopy eye when i first picked him up. I wiped it
off and it seems to be gone, but i still would like to get it checked
out. Apparently the black one was one that had the eye infection and
was treated with Neosporin and his eyes look fine.

Also both of them had fleas, especially the orange one. Into the sink
they went, much to their dismay. The black one was fine but the orange
one i spent a good five minutes picking fleas off his face. I then put
a tiny drop of advantage on both of htem and then hit Mischief with the
advantage. I couldn't catch the other two. Then this morning as
Mayhem is begging for her morning cuddles i founf a HUGE flea on her.
Grabbed her and put on the last tube of Advantage. Now i'm out of
Advantage and Imp is far under the bed. *sigh* Off to the bank and
then to the store to buy more. I'll grab him at dinner time.

BTW, they arrived past midnight so i slept in. At noon when i finally
rose i opened the door and went "Hello, little.......OH MY GOD!!!!!"
The stench was INCREDIBLE.

Both of them had watery diarrhea all over the bathroom floor. All over
the bath mat, on the towel/bed, in the litter box, behind the toilet.
And some of it was bloody.

Both butts and tails are dirty and i'm pretty sure it's the black one
that has the bloody diarrhea. I took a sample of it and put them back
in the carrier. Out came the 409 and a lot of papertowels.

Then I cleaned out my roomie's bathtub and in they went. Poor little
things, it seems ever few minutes they start squatting and trying to
go. awww!!!

They both have appetites and are drinking, but i checked their skin
turgor. That's when you pinch and pull up a section of fur. If it
snaps back, the pet is sufficiently hydrated. On both of them it was
slow so they both dehydrated. I took their temperature, which both of
them struggled and they don't have a fever.

Argh! I called work and unfortuntaely they are extremely busy. So i
called a local vet I've used and they have an appt for 2:30 pm.

I probably won't opt for overnight care since i want to bring them into
work, but i'll probably go for Sub-Q fluids and maybe a little
medication. Heck if they can give me the fluid bag and some needles,
I'LL give them the fluids myself.

Poor little things. They are looking up at me with these questioning
eyes. They are so adorable, and i hope i can get them the care they
need.

purrs for both of them please!

Kristi

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Old July 6th 06, 09:41 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Here's hoping they both survive. At least they are in good hands.

sandra


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Old July 6th 06, 09:49 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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sandra wrote:
Here's hoping they both survive. At least they are in good hands.


PICTURES when possible!

How old do they think they are?

If they are dehydrated, you might want to consider giving them water in
a bottle (We did that for Kumani and Tyche during the hot cross-country
drive--they were 6 weeks)

They will feel so good without fleas.

Are they old enough not to need cotton-balling to prompt them to poop?

Purrs for their welfare.

--Fil

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Old July 6th 06, 09:53 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Mischief
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PICTURES when possible!



Digital Camera is on its last leg, but i will try. I do have pics on
my phone. I'll try to see what i can do.

How old do they think they are?


about 5 weeks. CUTE LITTLE BITTIES!!!



If they are dehydrated, you might want to consider giving them water in
a bottle (We did that for Kumani and Tyche during the hot cross-country
drive--they were 6 weeks)

I'll mention it to the vet, but they were rescued when they were about
3 weeks so i don't know if my roomie's family bottle fed them.


Are they old enough not to need cotton-balling to prompt them to poop?


Don't know anything about that either. They do know how to use litter
box, just not very well. And i'm afraid these are the first kittens
i've ever cared for, so i'm going to be doing a lot of studying and
asking a ton of questions.

Kristi

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Old July 6th 06, 10:05 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Debbie Wilson
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Mischief wrote:

Poor little things. They are looking up at me with these questioning
eyes. They are so adorable, and i hope i can get them the care they
need.

purrs for both of them please!


Hi Kristi -

In my experience of fostering (*lots* of kittens and cats, mostly from
stressful situations), one main cause of diarrhoea in kittens is diet -
they have had an unsuitable diet, or too-rapid a change of diet, and
usually stress is compounding either of the above. Even in kittens that
seem happy and playful, they will still be very stressed by change of
environment, food etc. However it can also be caused by nasty bugs as
I'm sure you're aware. I would suggest avoiding contact with your 3
adult cats for the moment even if they are vaccinated.

I usually put them on dry kitten food such as Hills (free-feeding) and
offer them a very bland dish of cooked and cooled minced white chicken
meat or turkey meat, (or you can get chicken or turkey mince-cheaper)
bulked out with a small amount of cooked white rice, two or three times
a day to supplement this and get wet food into them. I would not give
them any wet kitten food until their tummies have settled down as it is
quite rich and may aggravate them.

I sometimes find that adding a sprinkling of powdered probiotic (we use
Lacto-B) onto the wet food speeds up the process of calming down their
systems.

Purrs coming over to them and you and hoping they feel much better soon.
Getting a flea treatment and fluids will certainly help I am sure.

HTH

Deb.
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He only bit the ones he loved, because they tasted good." S. Greenfield
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Old July 6th 06, 10:18 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Victor Martinez
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Mischief wrote:
purrs for both of them please!


Lots of purrs for the little ones to recover swiftly!

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Old July 6th 06, 11:03 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Adrian A
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Purrs that both survive.
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Old July 7th 06, 01:02 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Will in New Haven
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Mischief wrote:
Good news:

They are so TINY!!! each of them are the size of my foot, and i'm a
size 6 1/2. One is black and white with a tiny tux and gloves thing
going. The other is orange and white with a little bit of tabby
stripes. and they have such TINY little tails and their eyes are a
little bluish. Both are boys and the orange one is SUCH a love bug,
All you have to do is put a hand on him and he starts purring loudly.
They are such curious little buggers too. I set them up in my roomie's
bathroom with a large tupperware lid as a littler box, and food and
water.

The Bad news:

The orange one had a goopy eye when i first picked him up. I wiped it
off and it seems to be gone, but i still would like to get it checked
out. Apparently the black one was one that had the eye infection and
was treated with Neosporin and his eyes look fine.

Also both of them had fleas, especially the orange one. Into the sink
they went, much to their dismay. The black one was fine but the orange
one i spent a good five minutes picking fleas off his face. I then put
a tiny drop of advantage on both of htem and then hit Mischief with the
advantage. I couldn't catch the other two. Then this morning as
Mayhem is begging for her morning cuddles i founf a HUGE flea on her.
Grabbed her and put on the last tube of Advantage. Now i'm out of
Advantage and Imp is far under the bed. *sigh* Off to the bank and
then to the store to buy more. I'll grab him at dinner time.

BTW, they arrived past midnight so i slept in. At noon when i finally
rose i opened the door and went "Hello, little.......OH MY GOD!!!!!"
The stench was INCREDIBLE.

Both of them had watery diarrhea all over the bathroom floor. All over
the bath mat, on the towel/bed, in the litter box, behind the toilet.
And some of it was bloody.

Both butts and tails are dirty and i'm pretty sure it's the black one
that has the bloody diarrhea. I took a sample of it and put them back
in the carrier. Out came the 409 and a lot of papertowels.

Then I cleaned out my roomie's bathtub and in they went. Poor little
things, it seems ever few minutes they start squatting and trying to
go. awww!!!

They both have appetites and are drinking, but i checked their skin
turgor. That's when you pinch and pull up a section of fur. If it
snaps back, the pet is sufficiently hydrated. On both of them it was
slow so they both dehydrated. I took their temperature, which both of
them struggled and they don't have a fever.

Argh! I called work and unfortuntaely they are extremely busy. So i
called a local vet I've used and they have an appt for 2:30 pm.

I probably won't opt for overnight care since i want to bring them into
work, but i'll probably go for Sub-Q fluids and maybe a little
medication. Heck if they can give me the fluid bag and some needles,
I'LL give them the fluids myself.

Poor little things. They are looking up at me with these questioning
eyes. They are so adorable, and i hope i can get them the care they
need.

purrs for both of them please!

Kristi


Purrs from all here. Maggie May, Sunrise and Missy, having been very
good mommies, send the power of mommy-purrs (Missy just hates PRIMATES,
not bitty-kitties) and WooToo, Bear the d*g, Micki and I add our love
for kitties and those who care for them.

Will in New Haven

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"I am not stubborn, Mr. Heinlein, I am just in charge." - Feather.

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Old July 7th 06, 01:56 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Thu 06 Jul 2006 04:16:53p, Mischief wrote in
rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Poor little things. They are looking up at me with these
questioning eyes. They are so adorable, and i hope i can get
them the care they need.

purrs for both of them please!


Purrs are being sent for the baby bitties. It's so scary when their
little lives are in your hands to do what they need done to help them
get over illness. Rhett and Scarlett were very sickly when I got
them, as were their other littermates. I got them a little earlier
than the rescuers wanted because they couldn't keep all four from
reinfecting each other. They were about 8 wks old when I got them.
They had some pretty hard times, but they made it. I remember the
nasty diarrhea, too. Purrs and more purrs.

--
Cheryl
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Old July 7th 06, 04:16 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Sam
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Mischief wrote:
Good news:

They are so TINY!!! each of them are the size of my foot, and i'm a
size 6 1/2. One is black and white with a tiny tux and gloves thing
going. The other is orange and white with a little bit of tabby
stripes. and they have such TINY little tails and their eyes are a
little bluish. Both are boys and the orange one is SUCH a love bug,
All you have to do is put a hand on him and he starts purring loudly.
They are such curious little buggers too. I set them up in my roomie's
bathroom with a large tupperware lid as a littler box, and food and
water.

The Bad news:

The orange one had a goopy eye when i first picked him up. I wiped it
off and it seems to be gone, but i still would like to get it checked
out. Apparently the black one was one that had the eye infection and
was treated with Neosporin and his eyes look fine.

Also both of them had fleas, especially the orange one. Into the sink
they went, much to their dismay. The black one was fine but the orange
one i spent a good five minutes picking fleas off his face. I then put
a tiny drop of advantage on both of htem and then hit Mischief with the
advantage. I couldn't catch the other two. Then this morning as
Mayhem is begging for her morning cuddles i founf a HUGE flea on her.
Grabbed her and put on the last tube of Advantage. Now i'm out of
Advantage and Imp is far under the bed. *sigh* Off to the bank and
then to the store to buy more. I'll grab him at dinner time.

BTW, they arrived past midnight so i slept in. At noon when i finally
rose i opened the door and went "Hello, little.......OH MY GOD!!!!!"
The stench was INCREDIBLE.

Both of them had watery diarrhea all over the bathroom floor. All over
the bath mat, on the towel/bed, in the litter box, behind the toilet.
And some of it was bloody.

Both butts and tails are dirty and i'm pretty sure it's the black one
that has the bloody diarrhea. I took a sample of it and put them back
in the carrier. Out came the 409 and a lot of papertowels.

Then I cleaned out my roomie's bathtub and in they went. Poor little
things, it seems ever few minutes they start squatting and trying to
go. awww!!!

They both have appetites and are drinking, but i checked their skin
turgor. That's when you pinch and pull up a section of fur. If it
snaps back, the pet is sufficiently hydrated. On both of them it was
slow so they both dehydrated. I took their temperature, which both of
them struggled and they don't have a fever.

Argh! I called work and unfortuntaely they are extremely busy. So i
called a local vet I've used and they have an appt for 2:30 pm.

I probably won't opt for overnight care since i want to bring them into
work, but i'll probably go for Sub-Q fluids and maybe a little
medication. Heck if they can give me the fluid bag and some needles,
I'LL give them the fluids myself.

Poor little things. They are looking up at me with these questioning
eyes. They are so adorable, and i hope i can get them the care they
need.

purrs for both of them please!

Kristi

On the way, Kristi. Hope its nothing serious.

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Sam, closely supervised by Mistletoe
 




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