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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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My 8 week old Kittens has no energy.. Please help!

Hi,

I have a 8 weeks old kitten (whom I have had for 4 weeks) and she is laying down all the time with her head on the floor!

She is eating ok and is drinking water and kitten milk.

I have taken her to the vet, who advised that she has worms, so I have treated her with medicine supplied by the vet, however she is still the same 2 days later!

Can anyone give me some advise please!

Thank you.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 08:54 AM
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 09:48 AM
 
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I would take her back to the vets if she is not improving as she is still very young and should have bags of energy
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 02:22 PM
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I second taking her back for another check up. A heavy worm infestation can cause lethargy, but she should even maybe be hospitalised for supportive therapy. What is she eating?
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-23-2005, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Second visit to vets!

I took my kitten back to the vets today.. It seems that the news is not very good.. After a scan of her body it shows that she has an enlarged heart (the vet says 2-3 times the normal size and because of this fluid has collected in her chest area and stomach.
The vet said that if this has not improved within the next 10 days we must think of doing the unmentionable!!

They have advised that there is nothing they can really do..

Has anyone heard of this in cats/kittens before??

Is there really nothing we can do to save her???

Any help would be fantastic!


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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-23-2005, 08:44 PM
 
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sooooooooooooo sorry to here that such an adorable kitty
I am afriad the vet knows best so what he says goes
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-23-2005, 10:58 PM
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Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that.

This is not a condition I know anything about, but if one of my cats was given such a dire prognosis I would consider getting a second opinion.

We'll keep you and your kitty in our thoughts. I truly hope that she'll get better!! Please let us know how she's doing.

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2005, 02:38 AM
 
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Think optomistic.....it may not be the case......at least that is what I hope!

If I were in your shoes I would take her to another vet for a second opinion. Maybe there is something that can be done????? Ask around and do alot of research fast!

I wish you guys all the best sincerely.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2005, 05:55 AM
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I'm really sorry. What treatment has she been given? Is she at home or hospitalised?
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