Saturday, January 5, 2013

My Stray Kitten Is Sick What Could It Be?

Little baby kittens no matter how cute sometimes get sick, especially if that kitten is a poor little stray you just found on the side of the road in a box!!! :-(

I wanted to go over the very basics and sometimes common illnesses that stray kittens can come with.

Upper Respiratory Infection
A sneezing snotty plugged up with mucus cat is no fun! Take your kitten to the veterinarian to see if you should be prescribe antibiotics to help treat the infection.

One of the most common intestinal parasites to infect pets this worm is actually absorbing vital nutrients that your pet needs. Symptoms include a round belly, worms seen in stool, poor coat condition, and vomiting/diarrhea.

A highly contagious blood sucking creature that lives throughout the skin of the animal. Mostly noticed on the rump of the animal or around the neck. Red bumps on the skin can occur when an animal has an allergic reaction to the flea bites.

Ear Mites
A microscopic mite that looks like a cross between a tick and a bug that lives inside the animal's ear. They can only be seen under a microscope however they leave a very dirt like discharge with a foul smell. The most common symptom is constant itching and scratching at the ears.

The Faceless Kitten had all three of these on top of his facial injury.
Treatment of choice:
Revolution is a monthly preventative that treats fleas, most intestinal parasites, & ear mites. Three months of the product will insure the infestations will be treated completely and removed.
(Remember to purchase the correct weight for your cat)

Any stray found should be seen by your veterinarian especially if you have other pets that the stray could infect with a disease!!

Be sure to check back for more articles and a new video everyday Wednesday.


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