Friday, December 16, 2011
The above pictures are of my new kittens Bella and Bree. They are both 5 mos. old. Bella is the calico and Bree is the gray and cream tabby. They are still a bit shy and scared but I do think that it is getting better. They are both very sweet and cuddly kittens.
I got them from some people that live out on a farm between Morrison, IL and Clinton, IA. I drove out to get them at 7pm on the 13th. Needless to say it was pretty dark out there with just one little light in the shed that about 15-20 cats and kittens where sharing... I picked my two girls and brought them home.. taking the people at their word that they where all in good health.
After we got home and my youngest son Gabriel was in bed sleeping I gave both of them a much needed bath. In the much better light it became apparent that my kittens had a bad case of ear mites and I called and made an appt. with the vet the next morning and had them to the vet's office the next afternoon to be checked and given their shots.
What I found out was very shocking to me. The vet told me that the kittens both had the worst case of ear mites she had ever seen, they tested positive for round worms and had upper respitory infections. I now have them on an antibiotic for the next 14 days for the infection and Revolution for the next 3 mos. for the ear mite and worms. We go back to the vet in 2 weeks to make sure that their infection is gone and if better to get their shots.
In March we are going back so they can both be spayed and I don't have to worry about them contributing to the many cats and kittens in need of homes.
I also called the people where I got the kittens from and told them what I had found out at the vet so that they would know they needed to get the rest of their cats treated for all these issues before they got any worse. The lady seemed shocked that they had had any health problems and said that she would call the vet in Clinton, IA right a way and see if she could get the cats in her care treated. I can only hope that they are. If you or anyone that you know lives close enough to Clinton, IA to make a trip to save a kitten or cat from a less then healthy situation I do have their number still and would be happy to share it with anyone interested in saving one or more of these poor animals.