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Need some help: ill kitten

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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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Our baby Pixie is sick. The vet is mystified, and hasn't been able to draw blood yet because she is so combative.

She started out sneezing, then a kind of cough and gag showed up. Now she is spiking a fever, and very combative which is not her personality at all. She will cough a bit and then walk a little ways and then squeal and drop her belly on to the floor.

Now she wont eat or take water.

She is almost a year old, but still just 4.9 pounds - a munchkin. When the vet probed her belly she gave no response. Her eyes are clear and nose and butt is not showing discharge. Her symptoms are all over the map according to the vet. But it does seem like she is in pain.

I told him to try and sedate her so they can draw blood.

We have four other cats that are not symptomatic, and they go outside for "Caterday" So I wonder if she could have picked up an amoeba infection or something by washing the cats that do go outside - Pixie stays in, she's so tiny we don't let her out.

Has anyone here ever had something like happen to your cat?

Any input is appreciated.




posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 10:44 AM
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Golden Seal root and Echinacia !!!



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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reply to post by mydarkpassenger
 


It would help, if you could make some pictures for us. It´s a bit far too far for a really good analysis but we can try it this way.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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Is it possible she accidentally got into a chemical??
Bleach,cleaning products etc?

I hope she gets better.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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reply to post by Truthwerx
 


Huh? Please explain



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 10:56 AM
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Here's her pic - she wasn't sick then.
she looks like shes drunk.


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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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This sounds close to what my vet called flea born illness, I don't know the specific details but the vet said the best bet the cat had was a very expensive blood replacement procedure. Unfortunately the treatment was out of my budget.
the symptoms I recall are
step one unnoticed muscle mass loss and lethargy
step two occasional yowls of agony
step three bouts of hypothermia and frequent yowling
step four paralysis and constant yowling when awake
step five death

The illness proved to be contagious as well claiming first a sickly cat, then that cat's mother who was in poor health, and finally an elderly male who was already on borrowed time. It did not affect two healthy, active young adults



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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I dont think so - we keep things tightly closed. We don't even use bug spray on the palmetto bugs that get in the garage for fear one of the cats might ingest it - they take care of them.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:01 AM
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Thats the thing; we have four other cats with no illness, and no fleas.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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I really think you need to find a new veterinarian quickly,preferably a feline specialist,have any tests been carried out on her yet?especially to detrmine the possibility of anti freeze poisoning,she s a very beautiful cat and I really hope that she gets over whatever ails her.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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Does she wear a flea nad tick collar. Or was she just treated recently with flea nad tick spray.

Just wondering.

my cat went into convulsions when she got treated with flee and tick spray. Not even sure if she licked it or not.

She made it but was very ill for several months.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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She couldn't have been exposed to antifreeze because she never goes outside. I am seriously afraid it's some congenital issue related to her size. Almost a year old and still just 4.9 pounds. If anyone has ever had a cat with these symptoms I want to hear about it.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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If it's not tick poisoning then it's chemicals of some kind, I think Vets use charcoal for that.....or it's viral.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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No Rocky, the last time she was treated for fleas is when we first rescued her back on Memorial day of 2010. We don't let her out, she's too small.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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have you checked for ticks??????



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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I'm really grasping at straws here - I've thought of everything from poisoning to disease. I told the vet to sedate her so they can draw blood. I hope and pray that will show what the issue is and how to treat it. She is the apple of my eye. Any Ideas I appreciate a hell of a lot. Me and my gf will spend whatever it takes to get her well again, if possible. That little girl was thrown out a moving car on Memorial day last year along with 3 siblings on highway 27; amazingly, she and two of her siblings survived uninjured. She got my heart the moment I saw her. Same thing with my gf, the kitty momma, when I brought her home.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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Yes blue we have. She never goes outside, but we checked anyway.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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I had a similar issue with a Tabby of mine last year. We never got to the bottom of it actually. She's an indoor, was a runt so compared to most cats she's fairly small.

Started acting funny, out of the norm, wasn't eating a lot. She wasn't going to the bathroom often either but they can hold it for days. We left her at the vet overnight, nothing, had to bring home special silica litter to get a urine sample, came out 100% clean.

She eventually got back to normal.

I would also suggest seeking a second opinion. When the cat is acting combative is there any specific area she seems to be protecting? They are much like humans in that fact if her tummy hurts, you aren't petting her there.

hope you get to the bottom of it quickly!



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:29 AM
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I would stress getting another opinion from a different vet.

I would also point you towards buying a feeding syringe from a pet store and using it to give the cat water if it is not drinking by itself. You might want to think about trying this with food as well, liquidise some cat meat and use a syringe such as this one here...


If the cat is being aggresive you can sit you legs over the side of the cat and gently pin it down while you do this to prevent it from attacking you.

Some of the symptoms sound similar to a viral infection that can be treated with a week long course of antibiotics.

Keep your thread posted as im keen to see your wee pet getting better.


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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:32 AM
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She will holler, and drop on her belly. Yet when vet probed her belly, no reaction. Its friggin weird.



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