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Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the kitten?

Started with an upper respiratory and I was giving them an antibiotic which they finished two days ago, one of them seem to be getting better but now is worse. He eats drinks and plays fine

Veterinarian's Assistant: Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the kitten's name?

Red he is 9 weeks old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the kitten?

The other two are fine

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr Linda, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Hello this is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your concerns today.

I am sorry that Red is dealing with a respiratory infection. This is very common in kittens, made worse if they had a tough beginning.

The best news is that he is active & eating, but sometimes these infections just seem to take a little longer in some kittens than in others. This might also be a virus to which antibiotics don't always work. Nonetheless, I often will prescribe another go round of antibiotics just in case this guy just has a more difficult time with his immune system. Talk to your vet about sending home more antibiotics for Red. I do not think it is necessary to treat the other 2 if they are doing well. Usually, a vet will just let you pick up more without stressing the kitten out with another visit.

I hope this makes sense & you find the information helpful. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Thank you.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr Linda, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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