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Old August 2nd, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Hi everyone, after a very busy long weekend we were on our way to pick up some of our toys at the lake (boat and stuff) on the road there we almost ran over a very wee little kitten so we swerved a bit and stopped to pick it up, considering we were having a horrible downpour at the time.
Guy ran out of the truck and scooped up the wee kitten and we quickly unpacked some towels and started drying him/her off.
Once it stopped shivering all bundled up on my lap in the truck I noticed it was having a bit of a hard time breathing. He (or she) has a runny nose and goopy eyes a bit and sounds a bit congested. Its resting in a warm dry crate in the spare room right now away from our cats as I am thinking its an URI I am calling the vet and taking the kitten in to work with me tomorrow so we can get a quick vet check done as soon as possible. No need to recommend a vet visit, I'm on it
I was just wondering though, what I could do to help make the kitten more comfortable for the night. I have the windows closed in the room so there is no drafts and am thinking of putting the humidifier in there for it (but want to check here first if this would be of any help or make things worse)
It isnt very interested in eating either and I wouldnt think its over 6 weeks old, but there is some cat food in the crate with it and a small dish of water, should I soak a few of the kibbles for the kitten to make it easier to eat?
And what precautions should I take with Floyd and Mia, I have them in a room in the basement right now (keeping them off the main floor incase it is an URI as I am not sure how contagious it is)
Any tips would be helpful either here or as a PM
Thanks everyone.

And there will be pics to come I promise cause its the cutest little thing in the world
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 04:57 PM
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Another kitten knowing when to run out onto the highway. Thanks for stopping and rescuing this wee soul

I wouldn't soak the kibble, it actually will allow more bacteria to multiply. If you have some sardines or stinky cat food that may be better.

If you do have a humidifier that may help keep his passages clear.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 05:02 PM
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I've got no kitty advice, erykah, but I'm for sure looking forward to the pics. He was a lucky little kitten being there when you and Guy were coming through!
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Erykah,I have no experience with URI,but I know 14+kittens and mama-cat had similar problem,I'll Pm her and see if she can help you.
Thank's to you and hubs for rescuing the little one
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 05:14 PM
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It is bizarre that kittens seem to know what vehicles we have and when to stand on the road, but this little one almost was too close to the truck for the amount of rain that was coming down.
But I dont want to think about what "could" have happened to the wee thing
Good to know about wetting the food, I'll see what we can dig up, maybe a bit of the raw chicken Floyd eats would be better.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 05:18 PM
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thanks Chico2,
As important it is for this little one to feel better soon and get checked out ASAP, I am very concerned about my cats getting ill as well. I hope the "quarantine" will help keep them safe if it is an URI
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 05:24 PM
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I understand that,I would worry about my cats too.
As long as you keep the kitten isolated they should be ok,I think.

The reason he's not eating,kitties rely on their noses to check out food and if his little nose is stuffed,he won't eat.
Maybe you could try a syringe with some very diluted(with water) food.
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