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Cat go through bouts where he seems blind and ataxic and almost falls over, then is ravenous. he is about 3 months lod

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he go through bouts where...
he go through bouts where he seems blind and ataxic and almost falls over, then is ravenous. he is about 3 months lod old
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the cat?
Customer: he is half the size of his litter mate, and is very skinny despite eating. He will only eat canned food
JA: What is the cat's name?
Customer: Little one
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cat?
Customer: he is a barn cat
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
He was completely normal and on course with his litter mate. Then last week we noticed he was not growing quite as much as the other one. Then one really hot day he was having a hard time breathing and was drooling, but when it cooled off seemed much better. The sudden "blindness" started Friday and comes and goes. One minute he seems fine, and is walking and running around like normal and the next he is walking into things and vocal and walking "down" on his hind end
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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

Can you share a video of what you're seeing?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Sure, let me go take one
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

I'm unable to offer a call at this time but I would be happy to continue assisting you online.

There is an attachment function on the page that should allow you to post pictures and video. If it fails to load, the files are likely too large. You can also use websites like Imgur.com and youtube.com to upload pictures and video respectively. Once this is done, a set of links will appear. You can then post the link back and I can access them. If this does not work and you’d prefer to text them directly to my cell phone, let me know. There is an additional charge for this, but it can make the job of sending pictures or video much more simple. Just let me know what works for you. I’ll be standing by.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
https://youtu.be/fncS6LSvlk4
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

Thank you for the video, Shaunna. Has Little One had any veterinary care thus far? Is the mother a cat who has had a strong background of veterinary care, such as knowing her FIV/FeLV status?

When did these symptoms first appear?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Veterinary care of the mother is unknown as they just showed up at the barn. The symptoms showed up the middle of last week after a really hot day. The litter mate is completely fine, and twice the size of little one. I was worried about FeLV as well ( I have been a vet tech for 23 years) but not all they symptoms add up. I can't get a local vet appt until 8/9 as our vet is away (downfall of living in a small town)
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

Thank you for the additional information. As I am sure you're well aware, not all conditions show textbook symptoms.

I think you're taking the right route having this kitten examined. I imagine your vet will likely recommend bloodwork, a fecal analysis, urinalysis, etc. I would personally be concerned about FIV, FeLV, FIP and toxoplasmosis. If the risk of head trauma exists, this would also be on my list of concerns. Until the kitten can be seen, I would focus on regular feedings to ensure the blood glucose isn't dropping into unsafe ranges and would also use a vitamin/mineral supplement like Pet-tinic for good measure. http://www.allivet.com/p-1800-pet-tinic-liquid-4-oz.aspx?sku=15170&gclid=Cj0KCQjwqvvLBRDIARIsAMYuvBGeshXMaET8dTf53rbqt1RaAf0iQs6Bh78m2vC19kg90g57XNspyX8aAjYcEALw_wcB

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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

Checking in. How is Little One?

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