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How can i help a kitten i found in my chicken house, about 6

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how can i help a kitten i found in my chicken house, about 6 weeks old has one eye pecked out
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 5 months ago.

Oh no! Poor kitten! I am Dr. Kane, and I will do my best to assist you with your pet today. Please give me a moment to type up a response to your concerns. In the meantime- please take a moment to relay the following:

  1. Is the kitten actively bleeding?
  2. Are his gums pink?
  3. Is he lethargic, or still have some energy?
  4. Have you tried offering any canned or dry cat food, or water?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no its not bleeding just eye muscle is out where eye ball should be. gums are pink has just a little energy, it eat just a little of wet food. been holding cool towel on eye. tried to wash it some cause of smell, now it is purring.
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 5 months ago.

OK, got it. Any chance you can upload a photo of the eye socket here for me?

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 5 months ago.

I can continue helping you here, but I'm sorry that i am not set up for phone calls.

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 5 months ago.

Would you like me to continue here, or turn over for a phone call to another expert

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
can you tell me what to do for the kitten tonight
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 5 months ago.

OK, great. Are you able to upload a photo? If not, that is OK.

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 5 months ago.

The odor is likely due to infection. Unfortunately, there is also the possibility of maggots in the wound, because flies are attracted to wounds and lay eggs, which turn into maggot larvae.

You can use eye wash (saline only) to flush out the area, and then apply a warm washcloth (clean cloth soaked with hot water and wrung out) to the area for 5 minutes. Continue to offer food and water- you can warm the food slightly (not too hot) to encourage her to eat.

This wound will need to be addressed in the morning- where the wound can be properly cleaned, antibiotics administered, and sutures placed if needed.

Has this helped? Do you have any other questions for me at this time?

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 5 months ago.

Can I help you any further tonight? I'm about to sign off for the night :)

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 5 months ago.

How is your kitten doing today?

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 4 months ago.
Hi Jerry,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 4 months ago.

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