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I just got a 4 month old kitten. I've had her for a week.

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I just got a 4 month old kitten. I've had her for a week. She has a cold. Lots of sneezing starting 3 days ago. Should I take her to the vet tonight? How serious a situation is this for a kitten. Vets will be closed for hoidays so wondering if it it serious enough to take her now. What would they do for her?

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

Attie, feminine for Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mocking bird.

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

She is thin. She doesn't eat a full dose of food a day for her age.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am sorry you are worried about your kitten. Kittens often have sneezing and upper respiratory infections. The ones that need medical attention would kittens that are not eating well, with gums that are pale rather than pink, or are losing weight.

Since she is thin and not eating well, I am concerned.

Can you take her temperature with a rectal thermometer?

If you lift her lip to check her gums, do they look pink or pale?

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I have not heard from you; how is your kitten doing? Please let me know if my answer was helpful and if you have other questions.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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