Sweetling

  • Hahaha, that sounds like quite an intensive surgery, Kittyzee! πŸ˜‰ I wish I could press the issue further, but any attempt to do so ends in an argument. They are completely convinced that it’s somehow different for cats in our country, and any attempt to reason brings up the ‘better safe than sorry’ route. The old lady next door who dislikes…[Read more]

  • Thank you! He looks like a Tompkin. It was the first and only name that came to mind when I saw him.

    Unfortunately, the roof structure makes it so that we can’t even physically reach near where they are, and there’s no room for a trap. Otherwise, I think it would be ideal! Tompkin didn’t like being picked up, but he didn’t freak out and start…[Read more]

  • Hello, all!

    Sweetling is doing wonderfully well and now weighs 400 grams. She’s still got a lot of catching up to do, but she fully recovered from her illness and is now a purrrfectly healthy kitty, albeit needing the occasional laxative to aid with pooping.

    However…

    Sweetling’s mother brought her two surviving siblings back yesterday.…[Read more]

  • Now that I know, at least there’s a chance I can prevent it from happening in the future. πŸ˜₯

    Sure enough, Sweetling got constipated again last night. But today she’s been having the opposite problem, if you know what I mean. The goat’s milk seems to be helping tremendously in soothing her tummy and keeping her from losing too much fluid.…[Read more]

  • *and keeping the worms away from us!

  • That’s good to hear! We’re going to hold off on it for a little while – Sweetling had a constipation issue yesterday that led to a visit to the new vet at ten PM (not an emergency, the vet just has odd after morning hours). What came out was actually quite… impressive, for a kitten of her size. She’s having only light foods for the next few…[Read more]

  • I know that all too well… My feline companion of six years completely hid any sign that something was wrong until he started howling in pain as he started dying. He was poisoned by something – we suspect he ate poisoned rat. Losing one of my two best friends, the other being my dachsund, in a single day really threw me for a loop and I fear I’ll…[Read more]

  • Thank you for thinking of us – and you’re welcome! Sweetling’s appetite has increased drastically since this morning, she woke up an hour earlier than normal and demanded a whole helping when she normally only polishes off half! She’s all weak skin and bones at the moment, but now that she’s had the dewormer and she’s on a better diet, I have my…[Read more]

  • Thank you all so much for the love and support! And especially for the Kitty Glop recipe, pussigato. We’ll definitely be giving it a try if I can find someplace that sells gelatin.

    We sneakily went to an old vet of ours whom we had to drop because of money expenses. The first thing out of her mouth when she saw Sweetling was basically “why…[Read more]

  • Aye, aye, captian! *salutes*
    It’s not that I don’t want to give her dewormer, it’s that the vet seems to think she doesn’t need it. Me thinks we need to find a new vet, or ask for it anyway. Can we have some prayers over on this end? I think we’ll need it…

    Thank you so much for your help, both of you. πŸ™‚

  • Thank you for your kind wishes. That Nutri-cal gel would definitely help, but sadly they don’t ship to my country. Nothing really does – either they don’t at all or they do and the shipping cost is 100$+ and it’ll take at least a month to reach us πŸ˜₯ I wasn’t so worried before but now that I’ve had a closer look, Sweetling really does appear…[Read more]

  • Thank you so much for your imput! I should’ve checked with my mother before posting – she has been feeding the little squeaker every three to four hours with an exception of three in the morning for sleep, not four times a day. 😳 I’m terribly sorry for accidentally giving the wrong info!

    Sweetling’s been given vitamins and a new…[Read more]

  • Hi, all.

    Despite our vet saying that she’s doing fine, my three week-old kitten Sweetling appears to be dropping weight. She was 210 grams when we got her, 200 grams the next time we weighed her, 190 grams a few days ago, and 160 grams today.

    She’s battling an upper respiratory infection and recently finished one of her medicines, but is still…[Read more]

  • We had her checked; the vet doesn’t think she has worms. But today her eyes are puffy and itchy, so I think we’ll be going back anyway. The problems just keep coming!

    She fell off the couch a few minutes ago. Crawled off my mother’s chest while she was a sleeping. Luckily, our couch is only two feet off the ground. She sat up and meowed loudly…[Read more]

  • D’aww! A cute name for a cute ‘lil kitten!

    She is! Although, Sweetling’ s nose is constantly blocked so she hasn’t been suckling her lately for not being able to breathe. She still likes snuggling up next to our dog for warmth, and our dog still stimulates her and watches over her like a paranoid mama. She’s learned how to be gentle…[Read more]

  • Sweetling pooped! A big one! Our dachsund got it out of her. I’m so happy that I ran into the other room and did a victory dance! πŸ™‚

    It is lucky we have a surrogate, and strangely convenient. We never could get our dachshund spayed because of a very real risk of certain complications, so she’s always wanted to have a baby to take care of. We’ve…[Read more]

  • The antibiotics seem to be doing good! Although, that being said, she sneezed continuously for an hour in the wee hours of the morning. I hope that was the worst of it.

    The vet said she couldn’t feel any poop or constipation in her, so I’m not sure where on earth it went. My dachshund has been stimulating her quite thoroughly, so maybe she took…[Read more]

  • You’re right – it was congestion! It took half an hour to feed her last helping for the night because of the sneezing. Quite a bit of it came out, like sticky snot. We kept gently wiping it away and fed her gruel without incident until she calmly sat and politely refused to drink any more. She fell asleep in thirty seconds!

    No need to apologise…[Read more]

  • Those articles were very helpful indeed! Thank you. I think Sweetling’s lack of weight gain may be because of her illness.

    She really enjoyed the gruel! And we managed to give it to her without any choking incidents, for once. We tried both the spoon and the finger, but she wasn’t interested at all. Today she was suckling on my dachsund, who has…[Read more]

  • Oh my goodness! I’m so happy to be here. I’m learning so much about taking care of this wee little squeaker and it feels very reassuring to know there’s a place I can ask for advice. I’m glad I’m doing everything okay! πŸ˜€

    The wet food is Whiskas, which unfortunately does contain chunks and shreds. I don’t think there are any pate-style foods…[Read more]

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