Cat Veterinary

Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.

Ask a Cat Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Cat Veterinary

There ,I rescured a young feral kitten ,very wild.I managed

Customer Question
Hi there ,I rescured a...
Hi there ,I rescured a young feral kitten ,very wild.I managed to put it in a large kitty cage with litter tray ,toys and a bed.I cannot touch or go near her as she bites and scacthes.She has a upset tummy with mucous and blood and is very strong smelling.I only give it chicken and rice to eat.I have asked for the vets here what it can be or what do I to help the kitten,but they sadley don't have an answer.I would appreciate any help.I have givern a worm tablet in the food.Many thanks.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the kitten can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the kitten's name?
Customer: I have not named it yet as we cannot see if its a boy or girl we cannot get near it.
JA: Got it. I'm sure you'll come up with a good name.
Customer: Thank you.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the kitten?
Customer: It was starving and had a very bad coat when I caught it.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Answered in 8 hours by:
5/2/2016
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,738
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
Verified
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Thank you for rescuing this kitten but I think you've given yourself an impossible task. These ferals have a high incidence of feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency viruses as well as endoparasites such as roundworms, hookworms, and coccidia. The worm tablet can address some but not all of these parasites. Fecal ova and parasite testing as well as testing for those viruses is necessary for you to have a prognosis for this kitten's recovery but that would entail bringing it to a vet who is willing to work with a feral. If any such vet can be found, it's likely to be one associated with a animal control organization or ASPCA to whom you should consider bringing this kitten. There is the risk that it will be euthanized because it's feral, of course, but it's important to understand that these kittens most often make very poor pets due to lack of proper socialization at an early age. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,738
31,738 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Cat Veterinarian

3,928 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,753 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

4,473 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

3,998 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Cat Veterinarian

3,557 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Cat Veterinarian

3,072 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

Cat Veterinarian

2,883 satisfied customers

I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.

< Previous | Next >

Related Cat Veterinary Questions
My kittens have worms that I just saw yesterday I treated
My kittens have worms that I just saw yesterday I treated him a week ago each with .5 mg of pyrantel pamoate and it's been a week and they still need another treatment in a week can I give it to them … read more
Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
393 satisfied customers
I have two adult cats who are expelling small worms from
I have two adult cats who are expelling small white worms from their rectum … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
340 satisfied customers
I am not sure whether my cat has round worms or tape worm. I
I am not sure whether my cat has round worms or tape worm. I gave my cat 1 tape worm tab but just not sure how frequent to give her the other 2 … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,756 satisfied customers
My kittens have worms and I gave them 3ml of combantrin as
Hi Dr.Andy.. My kittens have worms and I gave them 3ml of combantrin as recommended by our local vet. After googling, I realized they are tapeworms and Combantrin doesnt treat them. The vet now recomm… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,383 satisfied customers
I have a cat with the rice looking worms. Is there a product
Is there a product I can buy to help get rid of them? … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,322 satisfied customers
My cats have round worm, but are very aggressive and I
Hi, my cats have round worm, but are very aggressive and I cannot give them the liquid medicine for it without them being under some sort of sedative. What would work well to heavily calm the car, but… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,147 satisfied customers
She. Was a stray vet told us to worm her no food for 24 hrs.
She. Was a stray vet told us to worm her no food for 24 hrs. She seemed to get better. Gave her perena kitten food that started the loose stools again. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,147 satisfied customers
My very spoiled cat's food is Royal Canin's Uninary food,
My very spoiled cat's food is Royal Canin's Uninary food, which I get at the vet's. I got her some "Temptation's tuna flavored tarter control treats. She is now picketing her food, as she wants the tr… read more
Dr. Beth
Dr. Beth
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
386 satisfied customers
My 3 years old cat has coccidia again. The vet has treated
Hello, my 3 years old cat has coccidia again. The vet has treated him with all possible options and he says that after successfull treatments he gets the parasite again. He is an indoor cat and we are… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,147 satisfied customers
She has round worms in her vomit and I'd like to now how to
She has round worms in her vomit and I'd like to now how to treat it. I also have two other cats but I don't know if they have it. … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,557 satisfied customers
She has little worms ... and with the little worms come
she has little white worms ... and with the little white worms come little white specks … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
31,738 satisfied customers
I have a nursing mom with either coccidia or giardia. I have
I have a nursing mom with either coccidia or giardia. I have medication for both (albon and metronizadole) but heard ponazuril maybe better for coccidia? I also do not know which parasite they have … read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,308 satisfied customers
I think they are bringing in some type of worm they are
I think they are bringing in some type of worm they are outside sometimes in an enclosed area … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,516 satisfied customers
I am fostering kitten with coccidia, when I got them they
I am fostering kitten with coccidia, when I got them they had very liquid diarrhea. They were placed on Albon fir 5 doses, one started vomiting, so I stopped. He would not eat, Mother Cat is here, but… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,516 satisfied customers
My kitten was diagnosed and treated for Coccidia. However 5
My kitten was diagnosed and treated for Coccidia. However 5 days after her last treatment she remains lethargic and was running a fever. We took her to the vet again and she was given an antibiotic sh… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,451 satisfied customers
I recently had a coccidia outbreak. I have for cats. 1
Hi. I recently had a coccidia outbreak. I have for cats. 1 senior cat and three kittens. They have been on Albon for 3 days. I was worried about them having other parasites that weren't picked up in t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
31,738 satisfied customers
I have a kitten that has coccidia. It was diagnosed from her
I have a kitten that has coccidia. It was diagnosed from her stool sample. My vet wants to give her albon. She is very tiny (only 1.7 lbs). I asked him about marquis but he said it is too expensive an… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,147 satisfied customers
Kittens on day 10 of treatment for coccidia & now with
Kittens on day 10 of treatment for coccidia & now with watery stools that smell more foul than before they started Albon … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,451 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x