Anyone know how to treat Kitten with eye infection?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by jenlynn4, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    A poor little kitten was dropped off here at our place and its so tiny...probably only 4-5 weeks old. It is eating and drinking but has very swolen runny eyes and is sneezing. I just dont have the money for the vet now...[​IMG] Any suggestions on what I can do to help this little guy? Does anyone know if there is any kind of antibiotic I can get from tractor supply that would work? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance.... JEN [​IMG]
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Jen if you can't get any BNP ointment at TSC today..it's triple eye ointment with antibiotics-give me a buzz with your Addy I have a spare tube I can send you! Sorry about your kitty. [​IMG] Remember too if your kitty has a respiratory infection it could be coming out her eyes as a symptom:( So you'd only be treating a symptom not the cause-will only temporarily clear eye infection..Id be more than happy to send it to help..
     
  3. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    it is sneezing too...probably respatory then....any suggestions on that??? maybe an oral antibiotic?
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I'm so sorry..I have no idea how to treat that:( Let me look around...has it been to the vets at all yet for its first shots and such??
     
  5. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm so sorry..I have no idea how to treat that:( Let me look around...has it been to the vets at all yet for its first shots and such??

    If its 4-5 weeks old, its too young for shots. Second, if its showing symptoms, you do NOT want to give it shots. Needs to get healthy first.
    Kittens this tiny are going to succumb to respiratory fast. Is. There anyway you can find a vet who will let you make payments or maybe a shelter can suggest a cheap vet? It might even be possible that if you foster it, they will have their vet see the kitten.
    As for treatment, do you have any antibiotics around the house? If. So, name and size? Alternately, can you get collodial silver and grapefruit seed extract from a health food store?
    Is it eating?
     
  6. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    This little kitten was just dropped off here day before yesterday...I heard meowing all night and then I went outside to find the poor little thing in the bush at the end of my driveway scard stiff. Its eyes were all goopy and I cleaned them with warm water...it is sneezing alot and now the eyes are swelling up and red. Its obviously sick. I cant believe people just discard anmals like they are nothing. Poor little thing didnt ask for this. My husband is out of work now so we are living on an extremely tight budget now and I have been selling eggs just to afford chicken food. I really dont have much money to spare, but I am gonna try to figure some way to get this poor thing to the vet. Its sleeping in my oldest daughters room and seems to be eating and drinking ok. poor little guy.
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:AWWW..I hope you find a vet that will take payments! Mine was great when my dog had cancer and needed surgery...I had to put a small chunk down and gave me monthly payments for 6 months...
     
  8. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Hi Jen...Duramycin or Agrimycin can actually work, but in VERY small dosages. You can buy this at Tractor supply or most feed stores. Mix as directed on the back of the bag(but I would break it down so it's much less quantity as you don't need much at all)--store the rest in the fridge. Administer 5 mls the first 3 days and then 3 mls for 7 more days. Should clear up in 10 days. I was with a cat rescue for over a year and fostered many cats and kittens.
     
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  9. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    wow ee! Its $55.00 just for the office visit not includeing any medications! Maybe I should just take the poor thing to the humane society, but they would probably just put it down. [​IMG]
     

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