A couple of weeks ago we rescued a litter of 5 adorable kittens off a post where someone was giving them away for free at 5 weeks. Wanting them to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated before going to forever homes and knowing 5 weeks was much to young we offered to take them.A few days after going to the foster home Tiger started heavy breathing and was very lethargic so we rushed him to our vet. After x-rays and other tests it was discovered he had a hole in his diaphragm and Pneumonia. He immediately was transferred to the specialty hospital to confer with a surgeon and the possibility of fixing his hole. Unfortunately his little body couldn’t withstand the surgery and we lost him.The next day Charlee started rapid breathing 90 breaths per minute, 16 to 40 is normal so we rushed her to our vet. They gave her medicine to help her and scheduled a echocardiogram thinking it was her heart. The echocardiogram showed no problems with the heart. Since then she has had periods of rapid breathing and three more trips to the vet for x-rays. She has stayed at the vet and been monitored where she would have rapid breathing and then be totally normal. The final diagnosis is she had pneumonia as a result of a bad upper respiratory infection and is now on the second medicine hopefully to make her 100% better. Yesterday another litter mate has rapid breathing and will need x-rays.
All these trips to our vet and to the vet specialist has resulted in large vet bills. Please help us. We rely on our cat loving community to take on these medical cases and save lives please help Charlee and her littermates. Click here to donate.