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Kitten got Viral and Bacterial Infection - Should I Be Worried?

Lunas Mommy

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Hello all! I could really use some advice. We are planning on bringing home our first sphynx Luna on the 19th.

Her breeder just let me know that Luna got very sick last week. She needed 2 vet trips. It was a viral infection that became a bacterial infection. She's on antibiotics now and is doing much better but still has some sniffles and a cough.

Luna is the smallest of the litter, would this have an affect?

What causes this and should I be worried?

Luna also has to get her second set of shots done soon but the breeder is thinking of waiting until she's done with the antibiotics and better before she gets them done.

Any advice / tips is GREATLY appreciated!
 
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Hairless Blessing

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I would let the Breeder keep her, until, she has taken all the medicine
has had her shots, and especially well. A clean Vet report, that she's well.
Will the kitten be 14-16 weeks old? That's when, a reputable breeders,
Will let their kittens go. I wouldn't take one before that age.
Their to young before this age.
 

Lunas Mommy

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I would let the Breeder keep her, until, she has taken all the medicine
has had her shots, and especially well. A clean Vet report, that she's well.
Will the kitten be 14-16 weeks old? That's when, a reputable breeders,
Will let their kittens go. I wouldn't take one before that age.
Their to young before this age.

She will be 13 weeks when we bring her home
 

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I agree with @Hairless Blessing -- best for the breeder to keep the kitten until all medicine has been taken, shots had, and has been fully recovered for a week. This may delay your Gotcha Day but it's best to be sure the kitten is well.

Kittens are prone to URIs and similar.

I would have some lysine on hand to put in her food (250-500 mg X 2 per day) to boost her immunity.

Keep us updated and sending your baby healing vibes.
 

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Super to hear Luna is doing well. Great advice was given about using L-Lysine at home. Can't wait to see gotcha day pics next weekend!

Patti
 

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The last week seems so long ...the last day feels like a lifetime. We are happy to help you through the wait! It gets me excited all over again!

Patti
 

Lunas Mommy

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Hehe ah prepare for lots of pictures! I'm going to create an Instagram for her ha ha

Question.. I was told she hates wet food, she won't have any. Any tips on how to get her to start eating them? What kind of wet food do you guys use?
 

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As stated, the last week, especially, the last day.
It's, a difficult time, to try, to be patient, this close.
Seems time stands still.
 

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I'd stick with what your breeder has been feeding for a couple of weeks. Then you can try putting a spoon full of wet in bowl covered with a bit of dry and go from there adding more etc. Best rule of thumb is feed the best food you can afford. We are grain free here and use Wellness brand.
 
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