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Son's kitten is healthy!

My son just got home from taking the kitten he found to the vet. Other then a probable case of roundworms, she is a healthy little girl. And I do mean little. The vet says she is about 5 weeks old, which means the poor baby was only 4 weeks old when he found her outside his apartment! I am so relieved she tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV!
So she got some meds for the roundworm - hopefully that will stop her diarrhea. She is still too young for shots, and much too young for spay, so for now he just has a sweet little healthy baby kitty. I am so looking forward to meeting her next week!

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Yay! That is good news, and she *was* a tiny little thing! Any new photos?



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Great news!

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Like Marie says, that is great news! How much did she weigh? And I hear ya about small kittens. I probably have found some of the smallest and youngest kittens across all our membership.

By the way, were the worm meds that the vet gave her the stuff they syringe into their mouths at the clinic? If so, it is best to take her back for another dose when she gets her first shots and then probably a 3rd dose after that. 3 doses of Strongid 4 weeks apart is a good regimen to deworm kittens.
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What a relief that she is healthy.


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By the way, were the worm meds that the vet gave her the stuff they syringe into their mouths at the clinic? If so, it is best to take her back for another dose when she gets her first shots and then probably a 3rd dose after that. 3 doses of Strongid 4 weeks apart is a good regimen to deworm kittens.
They syringed the med into her mouth at the vets office and gave him another syrine full to give her in two weeks.
It makes me laugh to think of my 22 year old son giving a kitten her meds. Not to mention the cleaning up after diarrhea and giving her baths that he has been doing since he found her. Time for "mom" to step back and let my boy be the wonderful compassionate and capeable person that he is.

Is there a thread telling the whole story about your kittens? If there is I must have missed it somehow.

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You taught him well! As my former boss said, it's good for one's character to care for another living thing.

That's great news that she's healthy. As long as your son is doing everything else for her, can you put him on picture-taking duty? We need our fix.


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Not to mention the cleaning up after diarrhea and giving her baths that he has been doing since he found her. Time for "mom" to step back and let my boy be the wonderful compassionate and capeable person that he is.
When I was nursing my babies, I had to clean them up before they were litter trained. In fact, I even had to stimulate them manually to get them to eliminate for their first 2-3 weeks of age. But in the meantime, they would still get dirty so I gently bathed them in a bowl of lukewarm water and very carefully used a plain jane cat/kitten shampoo that was not a flea shampoo or other such product. They actually did not mind the bathing (although they probably would not like it now! ) and it was so rewarding to see them all nice and clean as well as smelling nice!
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