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Old August 24th 04, 02:18 PM
Wendy
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I got 2 kittens to foster yesterday. They are both female. One is black and
white the other all black. I'm guessing they are around 10 - 12 wks. Their
mother was a ferile/stray? who got hit by a car late last week.

The black cat has the brightest red tongue I've ever seen - not dark pink -
red. She has also been VERY aggressive and will leap across the cage at me
when I look in at her. Is the red tongue a sign of some illness or could it
be from increased blood supply because of her agitated state. Her sister
does not have the bright red tongue but she doesn't get as agitated and will
let me pick her up and pet her.

W


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Old August 24th 04, 10:44 PM
Cheryl
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In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.rescue", "Wendy"
artfully composed this message within
on 24 Aug 2004:

Is the red tongue a sign of some illness or could it
be from increased blood supply because of her agitated state.


I guess I'd be worried about fever, but some searching turned up
heatstroke as a possible reason for a red tongue.

Congrats on the new fosters, and best wishes for the lil wons.

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Cheryl
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Old August 24th 04, 10:44 PM
Cheryl
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In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.rescue", "Wendy"
artfully composed this message within
on 24 Aug 2004:

Is the red tongue a sign of some illness or could it
be from increased blood supply because of her agitated state.


I guess I'd be worried about fever, but some searching turned up
heatstroke as a possible reason for a red tongue.

Congrats on the new fosters, and best wishes for the lil wons.

--
Cheryl
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Old August 25th 04, 01:02 AM
Wendy
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"Cheryl" wrote in message
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In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.rescue", "Wendy"
artfully composed this message within
on 24 Aug 2004:

Is the red tongue a sign of some illness or could it
be from increased blood supply because of her agitated state.


I guess I'd be worried about fever, but some searching turned up
heatstroke as a possible reason for a red tongue.

Congrats on the new fosters, and best wishes for the lil wons.

--
Cheryl


I came up with heat stroke when I did a search too. It was a relatively cool
day with low humidity yesterday though so I don't think that is it. She
settled down a little this afternoon and the tongue isn't as red so maybe it
was just from freaking out. She's stopped lunging at me and now just hisses.

I've got 6 fosters from 3 different litters at the moment. I have 2 left
from the litter of 7. All the rest of them have been adopted. I got two 4
wk. old kittens last Friday and then the two yesterday. I've been told there
are three more from the last litter still out there that they are trying to
trap. I hope they manage to get them soon. The older they are the more
challenging it is to get them used to people.

W


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Old August 25th 04, 01:02 AM
Wendy
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"Cheryl" wrote in message
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In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.rescue", "Wendy"
artfully composed this message within
on 24 Aug 2004:

Is the red tongue a sign of some illness or could it
be from increased blood supply because of her agitated state.


I guess I'd be worried about fever, but some searching turned up
heatstroke as a possible reason for a red tongue.

Congrats on the new fosters, and best wishes for the lil wons.

--
Cheryl


I came up with heat stroke when I did a search too. It was a relatively cool
day with low humidity yesterday though so I don't think that is it. She
settled down a little this afternoon and the tongue isn't as red so maybe it
was just from freaking out. She's stopped lunging at me and now just hisses.

I've got 6 fosters from 3 different litters at the moment. I have 2 left
from the litter of 7. All the rest of them have been adopted. I got two 4
wk. old kittens last Friday and then the two yesterday. I've been told there
are three more from the last litter still out there that they are trying to
trap. I hope they manage to get them soon. The older they are the more
challenging it is to get them used to people.

W


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Old August 25th 04, 03:52 AM
Sunflower
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"Wendy" wrote in message
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I got 2 kittens to foster yesterday. They are both female. One is black

and
white the other all black. I'm guessing they are around 10 - 12 wks. Their
mother was a ferile/stray? who got hit by a car late last week.

The black cat has the brightest red tongue I've ever seen - not dark

pink -
red. She has also been VERY aggressive and will leap across the cage at me
when I look in at her. Is the red tongue a sign of some illness or could

it
be from increased blood supply because of her agitated state. Her sister
does not have the bright red tongue but she doesn't get as agitated and

will
let me pick her up and pet her.

W



It can be one of the early signs of FeLk, FIV, calici, or other viral
disease. I'd separate them and keep an eye on them at this point and see if
other health issues like loose stools or sneezing occur. This is assuming
that both were tested for FeLk and FIV before you allowed them into your
home. If they haven't been tested, do so pronto.


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Old August 25th 04, 03:52 AM
Sunflower
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"Wendy" wrote in message
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I got 2 kittens to foster yesterday. They are both female. One is black

and
white the other all black. I'm guessing they are around 10 - 12 wks. Their
mother was a ferile/stray? who got hit by a car late last week.

The black cat has the brightest red tongue I've ever seen - not dark

pink -
red. She has also been VERY aggressive and will leap across the cage at me
when I look in at her. Is the red tongue a sign of some illness or could

it
be from increased blood supply because of her agitated state. Her sister
does not have the bright red tongue but she doesn't get as agitated and

will
let me pick her up and pet her.

W



It can be one of the early signs of FeLk, FIV, calici, or other viral
disease. I'd separate them and keep an eye on them at this point and see if
other health issues like loose stools or sneezing occur. This is assuming
that both were tested for FeLk and FIV before you allowed them into your
home. If they haven't been tested, do so pronto.


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Old August 25th 04, 01:17 PM
Wendy
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"Sunflower" wrote in message
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"Wendy" wrote in message
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I got 2 kittens to foster yesterday. They are both female. One is black

and
white the other all black. I'm guessing they are around 10 - 12 wks.

Their
mother was a ferile/stray? who got hit by a car late last week.

The black cat has the brightest red tongue I've ever seen - not dark

pink -
red. She has also been VERY aggressive and will leap across the cage at

me
when I look in at her. Is the red tongue a sign of some illness or could

it
be from increased blood supply because of her agitated state. Her sister
does not have the bright red tongue but she doesn't get as agitated and

will
let me pick her up and pet her.

W



It can be one of the early signs of FeLk, FIV, calici, or other viral
disease. I'd separate them and keep an eye on them at this point and see

if
other health issues like loose stools or sneezing occur. This is assuming
that both were tested for FeLk and FIV before you allowed them into your
home. If they haven't been tested, do so pronto.



I always keep the fosters separated until they are tested and have no other
symptoms (upper respiratory infection etc).

These two do have loose stools. I wormed them yesterday so we'll see if that
helps. I'm going to see if I can get them tested this weekend.

W


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Old August 25th 04, 01:17 PM
Wendy
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"Sunflower" wrote in message
news

"Wendy" wrote in message
...
I got 2 kittens to foster yesterday. They are both female. One is black

and
white the other all black. I'm guessing they are around 10 - 12 wks.

Their
mother was a ferile/stray? who got hit by a car late last week.

The black cat has the brightest red tongue I've ever seen - not dark

pink -
red. She has also been VERY aggressive and will leap across the cage at

me
when I look in at her. Is the red tongue a sign of some illness or could

it
be from increased blood supply because of her agitated state. Her sister
does not have the bright red tongue but she doesn't get as agitated and

will
let me pick her up and pet her.

W



It can be one of the early signs of FeLk, FIV, calici, or other viral
disease. I'd separate them and keep an eye on them at this point and see

if
other health issues like loose stools or sneezing occur. This is assuming
that both were tested for FeLk and FIV before you allowed them into your
home. If they haven't been tested, do so pronto.



I always keep the fosters separated until they are tested and have no other
symptoms (upper respiratory infection etc).

These two do have loose stools. I wormed them yesterday so we'll see if that
helps. I'm going to see if I can get them tested this weekend.

W


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Old September 3rd 04, 10:15 PM
Sharon Talbert
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Wendy, how is the ferocious feral kitten coming? Your story reminded me
of a black kitten who inspired the term, "pink hisses." Though in your
case (and hers, as well), the hisses were more than just noives.

What you might try for Red Tongue is isolating him/her in cage with you as
the only contact. Physical contact is very important to kittens; you just
may start to look pretty good to this kitten after a day or two "in stir."

Separating the fractious kitten from its siblings may well help settle the
other kittens down as well.

Sharon Talbert
Friends of Campus Cats
 




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