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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30299
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Found a kitten about 2 weeks old, 5 days ago. started

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Found a kitten about 2 weeks old, 5 days ago. started feeding it kitten replacement milk.Was doing well till this morning she would drink, then sneeze in a strange way with mouth wide open Held her upside down and patted the back till it passed. Don't know what else to do for her.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. It sounds as if Smug aspirated replacement milk up into her nose. This is often inadvertent and benign in nursing neonates but can also represent anatomical defects such as a cleft palate. There's no need for further therapy but please see if this behavior repeats itself which would then prompt having her oral cavity and oropharynx visually examined for defects. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Vicki,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you things seem to be goings seem better.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're quite welcome. That's good to hear. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.