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post #1 of 14 Old 05-15-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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I need advice tonight please

I have a 6-7 week old kitten that was treated for an upper respiratory infection a few weeks ago and this morning her poor eyes were sealed shut with crusted puss. I know the infection came back or was never fully gone and I have a vet appt scheduled for the AM, but her eyes become so bad and sealed shut within an hour. Is there anything I can do like put a little vaseline on them overnight so this doesn't happen all night. I feel so bad for her and this all came on overnight

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-17-2012, 04:53 PM
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the only thing I was ever told to do was take a luke warm water on a towel and lightly rub the eyes to loosen the crud off her eyes.. I just had to keep doing it until the appointment... so not sure if there is anything else you can do...

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I agree with kait. Keep the crusties moist and eyes clean. And if you have a humidifier, use it to help her breathe.
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Wow, poor kitten, I agree with the others but make sure that the cloth is VERY clean before you do it. Hate to pass on even more infextion :/
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I have a 6-7 week old kitten that was treated for an upper respiratory infection a few weeks ago and this morning her poor eyes were sealed shut with crusted puss. I know the infection came back or was never fully gone and I have a vet appt scheduled for the AM, but her eyes become so bad and sealed shut within an hour. Is there anything I can do like put a little vaseline on them overnight so this doesn't happen all night. I feel so bad for her and this all came on overnight

Tetracycline eye ointment is used on occasion for this. If it doesn't get better you could also bring this up with you vet.

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Thanks for the replies guys. I did take her to the vet and they said she has an upper respiratory infection, but it hasn't gotten to her lungs yet it's all in her face right now so that's good! They gave me Clavamox and ophthalmic ointment. Does anybody know if it's OK to DE-worm a kitten this young? I think she's about 6-7 weeks old. She is very tiny because she was the runt.

This is her


Her with her sister form another mother lol

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Yes you can deworm them. They actually should be dewormed at 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 weeks of age. The over the counter Pyrantal Promate will take care of roundworms/hookworms. Follow the dosing instructions carefully. It may cause diarrhea.

Has this kitten had fleas at all? Or been exposed to them?

If so, you'll want to to treat her for Tapeworms too.
Cat Wormers: Tradewinds Tape Worm Tabs for Cats is a great product and safe for kittens over 6 weeks old. 1/2 tablet for under 4 pounds, you can crush it up and put it in some soft food. Or crush it up, add water and put it in a syringe and squirt it into her mouth.

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Yes you can deworm them. They actually should be dewormed at 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 weeks of age. The over the counter Pyrantal Promate will take care of roundworms/hookworms. Follow the dosing instructions carefully. It may cause diarrhea.

Has this kitten had fleas at all? Or been exposed to them?

If so, you'll want to to treat her for Tapeworms too.
Cat Wormers: Tradewinds Tape Worm Tabs for Cats is a great product and safe for kittens over 6 weeks old.
Thank you for the info. No they have no had a flea on them I have OTC DE-wormer for cat and dog. (piperazine) it says for under 2 lbs 1/4 teaspoon. My one kitten is 8 oz lol the other it prob 2 lbs tho.

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LoL, 8 ounces, oh goodness. How TINY!

You'll just have to do the math and dose them accordingly. Do the math twice though! LoL. We had a litter of puppies and I was constantly having to redo the math because the numbers looked..."off" (Of course I knew what I was looking for number wise so I knew it wasn't right...LoL)

Correct me if I'm wrong...

2 lbs = 1/4 teaspoon
1 lb (16 oz) = 1/8 teaspoon
8 oz = 1/16 teaspoon???

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-17-2012, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Me and math don't like each other lol, but it looks right LOL is it OK if I just put it in a syringe and give it too them or do I have to mix it w their food?

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