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Stitches has not had gum infections for some time… he looks well and happy and is also quite playful… but naughty – see those marks at his nose and Damy has a big wound at his tail… wonder who did that!
Damy grooming Ike! Strange… all the orange-white cats get along well with each other.
Nush has gum infection again and is not eating… giving prednisolone and syringe-feeding her.
The wound at Damy’s tail is already drying up… but getting some powder on it is not easy… he cannot keep still for a second.
Worse with Lora… have to wait for her to stretch out her leg and then quickly sprinkle some powder all over hoping some of it will get into the wound, but she takes the antibiotics mixed in her food… no problem!
Muddy won’t… he smells a rat when there is something in his food… but he doesn’t mind taking the meds by syringe.
Dawn is now sneezing but her appetite is back.
See moavellous’ comments here:
OKI & IKE
OKI & ORANGE BOY
Ike and Oki developed a skin problem shortly after the second time I used Selsun to bathe them. There was black stuff all over Ike’s legs and under his chin. It is more difficult to see this on Oki but I felt the roughness under his chin… so I knew he was also affected.
I applied some some Frontline on Ike’s legs… thinking he might have picked up some mites during the time he was lost outside. By the next day it had spread to more parts of Ike’s body and he also felt hot.
Brought them both to the vet who confirmed that Ike had a high temperature. No sign of mites and no fungus was detected under the light. The vet couldn’t tell what it was. The technician then examined a sample under the microscope and said it was fungus. I was advised to continue bathing with Malaseb and also to apply Frontline and see a skin specialist in Clementi if it does not improve. I bought both but then decided not to apply the Frontline until they are better and just continue the bathing.
When the vet examined Oki he found that he has a heart problem…. and seems there is nothing that can be done about it. Sterilization would be risky….
Both are still eating and Ike looks a bit livelier today. I think the fever went down.
… with the help of M and her sharp ears!
At about 11pm I seemed to hear a soft meow but could not hear it anymore when I went downstairs, so I thought must have imagined it. Then I saw M downstairs. She had also heard the soft cries. We decided to start the search at the top floor of the neighbouring Block. I had actually searched there before but only the lower corridors.
When we reached the top floor we heard him and there he was…hiding near the gap in the wall. I quickly scooped him up! He could have fallen… Ike is not the smartest! Earlier when I had observed him downstairs at one time he was lying next to the shallow drain then he suddenly rolled over and dropped into the drain.
Ike and Oki have been transferred to a big cage. Found this cage downstairs one of the nights when I was watching them. It looked unused and was nicely folded and tied up… unlikely to be linked to any abandonment.
Gave Ike a bath with Selsun and it seems to be more effective then the Malaseb Shampoo from the vet. I was a bit worried using this medicated shampoo which is meant for humans but it was ok… no foaming at the mouth or vomiting. Will use it again for both Ike and Oki in 2 days time to make sure the ringworm is totally gone… and not spreading to the other cats.
Please note that I do not recommend the use of Selsun on cats! Both kittens developed a skin problem and fever shortly after the 2nd bath with Selsun. Of course I can’t be sure that there is a connection… but it seems likely!
Not surprisingly Oki caught the fungal infection and/or mites from Ike but I simply could not bear to cage them separately.
Now have started the second round of treatment. Both had Frontline Plus (half a dose). Ike already had one full dose one month ago. Now bathing them on alternate days and also applying an anti-fungal spray. Oki has also been de-wormed (first round). Both of them still have loose stool…
Mohan came over to have a look at Ike as he was a bit feverish and also has poor appetite. Mohan felt that it was not safe to apply the Frontline Plus on him now… too much chemicals. I had earlier applied Frontline spray which actually does not kill mites… only Frontline Plus does! We dewormed him (second round). I still continue the bathing using Malaseb medicated shampoo and also the ear mite treatment. After bathing the cage will be cleaned and all the newspaper and hammocks changed. Still the mites come back… lots of brown stuff around his mouth nose, eyes the next day…. sigh!
Any kittens dumped at my door will be sent to SPCA!
I have long made up my mind about this! I will also investigate and make a police report!
Town Council is checking the camera recordings… Time of the crime has been narrowed down to between 6 and 8am this morning.
This could be the work of feeders or pest control workers because the 3 kittens are of different ages and only one of them seems invested with mites. They were in a brownish carrier with a damaged door secured with two rubber bands.
The older one has been sent for sterilisation and will then be released… Actually she looks only about 4 to 4 1/2 months old but has a very bulging tummy… which could be due to either pregncy or worms.
The other two would have little chance of survival outside.