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Saturday we picked up my little Emma. The house was horrible she was basically becoming feral she hid and hissed and threw a fit. I gave her the capstar tablet I got from the vet then gave her her bath in dawn soap. she is now totally flea free and roaming my room. She cried and hid a lot for about 12 hours then finally ate and started approaching me. Its amazing the transformation she is now cuddling with me and purring and even naturally took to her litter box. She likes to slide down things and attack everything but she is the sweetest little comedian. I plan to get more these were from when she was hiding I was too busy giggling to get more plus my camera is having gear problems again :(

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Her collar is a BIT Too big
 

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She is the best kitten I could ask for :D
 

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What a lovely kitty, congratulations! Hope she settles so well soon, I just love her big eyes..
 

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Aww, what a dear little baby Emma is. There will be flea eggs hatching most likely so you may need a few flea treatments when she is big enough to handle the kitten dose. Your vet will know. When does she go in to the vet?

I am so looking forward to watching Emma grow up! :)
 

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Our appointment is tonight. I'll ask about the eggs I was thinking the dawn would kill the eggs ... I'll ask
 

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Aww, what a cutie pie! :heart:
 

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Dawn (or any soap) doesn't kill flea eggs. Eggs that have not been rendered sterile by a flea pesticide are going to hatch. Hopefully you washed most of them away down the drain with her bath, did you use the flea comb on her too?

I'll be watching for the update after her trip to the vet!
 

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Yes I did use to comb on her but not thoroughly she is so bony I kept hitting like her spine or ribs or whatever else. She is also very tiny so its not easy but I combed as much of her as I could. Now I'm watching her attack her feet and tail lol. She's super playful and crazy even for a kitten.

I'll make sure to post updates from the vet once we get back.

Is it ok that she flips plops and slides a lot? She keeps hitting her face on things I think its normal kitten playfulness but she is definetly full of personality
 

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Vet Update

Well we just got back from the vet Emma is FeLV negative and has a normal temp but is only .8 lbs which is underweight and they said she has a respiratory infection and probably intestinal parasites( none were in her stool sample but she may just not have passed them) they gave her her first round of vaccines and a shot for the respiratory infection and gave me premeasured syringes with dewormer to be given every 24 hours. they said she seems to be doing well bonding with me ( she fell asleep as soon as they put her back in my arms) and the food she is being fed is a very good natural food. Just start wetting it at a 4:1 ratio
 

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Thanks for the update! Getting rid of the worms will help her grow stronger and put on weight. Keep combing out flea dirt, I understand about her boniness, but do what you can, anyway. :)

I don't understand why a vet would give vaccines to an underweight ill kitten. Vaccines are actually ineffective in those circumstances. In addition vaccines temporarily lower the immune system, so the kitten will not be able to fight off her URI.

I know you will give her the best of tender loving care, I am sorry if this causes you to worry, but I find your vet's vaccine protocol very odd.
 

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She is .8 lbs and they said shewill be fine once she is parasite free. Also they vaccine they gave is the first round of the FVRCPC ... the upper respiratory vaccine. They may have said she may have been exposed but I'm fairly sure they said she has one. She'll be fine.
 

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Thanks :) that means a lot :) I have to deworm her every 24 hours. She isn't eating much but has a lot of energy so unless that changes I won't worry
 

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Yup canned and dry. She probably just isn't adjusted to the food yet. Her old home didn't feed her. She won't take things from my hands but she loves the dry food and sometimes munches her wet food. She is allowed to eat as much as she wants. The vet said wet her dry food but she doesn't like it that way so far. I'll just keep an eye on her
 

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She is 6 weeks which makes her old enough to be eating this diet. Its actually really good for her if she'll just eat her wet food.
 
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