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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Well she has a high fever. 105.2, and is shaky in her walking,

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well she has a high fever. 105.2, and is shaky in her walking, wont eat, and she was fine last night. She had a litter of kittens (6) 3 weeks ago
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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I have no objection to dosing her with the calcium but considering that cats rarely suffer from eclampsia, become hypothermic (low body temperature) rather than hyperthermic (febrile) when hypocalcemic and she's already 3 weeks post-parturition (it appears between 1-3 weeks of age), I would look for another reason for her symptoms such as a post-parturient metritis. Have you noticed any discharge from her vulva/her licking herself back there excessively?
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