worrying about grand kitten

  1. My daughter puts in a long day on Monday. She goes from work to class (working on MBA) so she is gone about 19 hours. Does not like to leave kitties home alone so long so I check on them. The 9 week old kitten has bad upper respiratory infection. I checked, lungs OK. I would gladly wisk little Trixie off to vets but my daughter says NO. She has appointment tomorrow with vet. She described the kittens condition to vet and they said it will wait. Kitten is eating and pooping and drinking water, just sneezing and having some drainage from nose. I guess granny better let mom decide.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Reabock
    As long as all the above is still true, I agree with your daughter, it can go to vet tomorrow. Is it purring, wanting to play a little when you go over, it can probably wait with no real harm. If it looks drastically worse, I'd call her and tell her you are taking it to her vet.
  4. by   kristi915
    I'd just take it! I'm horrible when it comes to poor animals being sick...I have to take my dads cat to get her rabies shot this month..even though she is an indoor cat.........I also felt terrible for my little kitten when we had her declawed, and fixed at the same time....poor baby!! But our rugs were getting ruined...
  5. by   kittyw
    Poor kitty!!!! Can you keep the little kitty with you so you can monitor it? And call the vet if it gets worse? (ditto to Reabock) I'm such a big baby with animals!!!

    I'm sure it'll be fine till tomorrow ... surely the vet would ask her to bring it in if he/she thought otherwise.

    Kisses .... uhmmmm ....... tuna to the kitty!
  6. by   vettech
    Originally posted by oramar
    My daughter puts in a long day on Monday. She goes from work to class (working on MBA) so she is gone about 19 hours. Does not like to leave kitties home alone so long so I check on them. The 9 week old kitten has bad upper respiratory infection. I checked, lungs OK. I would gladly wisk little Trixie off to vets but my daughter says NO. She has appointment tomorrow with vet. She described the kittens condition to vet and they said it will wait. Kitten is eating and pooping and drinking water, just sneezing and having some drainage from nose. I guess granny better let mom decide.
    If the kitten is eating and playing, its in no real danger. The first sign of a cat URI turning bad is inappetence. They rely heavily on their sense of smell to stimulate hunger.

    But I'll tell you what we tell all our clients - You have the animal in front of you, we don't so you are the better judge of its condition. If you think it needs to come in right now, bring it in.
  7. by   duckie
    Let your gut feelings guide you. If kitty is eating and drinking, then most likely it can wait till tomorrow. If you're concerned, call the vet yourself and ask if you can give kitty something to make it more comfy. I'm a "doggie Mom" and I can give ASA to my babies but I think I read somewhere you cannot give that to cats so don't try to medicate without an okay from the doc. And "May God bless you for caring about His precious critters!" Keep us posted on how kitty is doing.
  8. by   sunnygirl272
    ok....it's tomorrow.....we want an update aftter the vet appt...
  9. by   oramar
    Little Kittie is on the way to vets right now. I can't go because I have kidney test today. Will let you know this evening.
  10. by   oramar
    Vet says kitty has bad cold. Vet is concerned because the last week of little kitties life has been quite exciting. She has had many vacinations and was spayed and found new home. There is a good chance she would get better on her own but since her immune system is stressed she is being put on antibiotics. I correctly guessed that she should be kept away from other cats. That is why I kept going over to check on her instead of bringing her here. I did not want my cat to get it. So we are going to keep close eye on her. If she stops eating and drinking we have to call vet right away. PS. I did very careful handwashing each time I visited little kittie.

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