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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by fiffur on Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:08 pm

Could be she sneezes when whatever is causing it is high enough in the air. I don't always sneeze with pollen unless it's really up there. Could be dust tickles her nose.
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Post by fluffnstuff on Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:28 am

Junko went to the vet yesterday and she tested negative for feline HIV and feline leukemia.cheers  She 15 ounces. Junko even climbed on the shoulders of the vet tech and the vet.Laughing 
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:35 am

They've been marked! Now, they are hers! devilish 
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Post by fluffnstuff on Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:40 am

What's even better is that Junko let the vet carry her to the front desk when the appointment was over.Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 
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Post by fiffur on Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:33 pm

Good news all around! cheers 
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by Suzzzz on Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:55 pm

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Post by fluffnstuff on Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:29 am

Her next vet appointment is Sept 13. That should be when my parents can discuss with the vet when Junko can be spayed.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:20 pm

Most vets will consider doing that as soon as she weighs 3# or more.
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Post by fluffnstuff on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:23 pm

The vet won't do until she weighs at least 4 pounds. At the last visit, she weighed 3.7 pounds.
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Post by Suzzzz on Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:24 pm

I suspect weight might be more important than age, because of handling the anesthetic, but I did find this:

"Within the last 25 years, there have been major advances in the field of pediatric spay surgery. Though early spay and neuter surgeries are relatively new to North America, the benefits have been noted and the practice is growing. Kittens are now being spayed as early as eight weeks. Contrary to popular fears, spaying eight-week-old kittens does not cause any ill effects either in the short term or the long term. In fact, according to Susan Little, an Ottawa, Ontario veterinarian certified in feline practice, there are no long-term health differences between kittens spayed at eight week and eight months."
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Post by Sue Short on Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:07 pm



Thank you for posting that LK. A&M has been a forerunner in pediertirci
s/n. The are they gold standard for maintained colonies on collage campuses,
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by fluffnstuff on Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:40 am

Suzzzz wrote:I suspect weight might be more important than age, because of handling the anesthetic, but I did find this:

"Within the last 25 years, there have been major advances in the field of pediatric spay surgery. Though early spay and neuter surgeries are relatively new to North America, the benefits have been noted and the practice is growing. Kittens are now being spayed as early as eight weeks. Contrary to popular fears, spaying eight-week-old kittens does not cause any ill effects either in the short term or the long term. In fact, according to Susan Little, an Ottawa, Ontario veterinarian certified in feline practice, there are no long-term health differences between kittens spayed at eight week and eight months."
This is very interesting. Arwen was put up for adoption when she was two months old and she was spayed by then. Junko is small for being three months. I rather have her be heavy enough to tolerate anesthetic than be too young for the operation.
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by bpaquet on Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:47 am

She'll get there. Nutrition plays a big role in how big kittens get. If she lost her mom early, she probably is a little behind. Now that she's got good care, she should catch up quickly. The good thing about the stuff Suzzzz posted is that the time for spay surgery isn't a requirement. It's proof that early spay doesn't hurt a kitty. Late spay doesn't either. Smile
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by fluffnstuff on Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:46 am

Junko's mom still alive. Her mom didn't do a good job of nursing her. One time, Junko's mom did leave her in the ivy that's growing like crazy in the back of the house and then go to the side of the house to take care of her other kittens. Junko did try to nurse from her mom, only for the mom to walk away. Junko's aunt did try to nurse her at times. Junko was always being dumped at one spot by her mom while she goes off to take care of her other kittens. I don't know if that has anything to do with her being a bit small. Junko is growing and gaining weight. She is able to make short jumps.
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by Sue Short on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:05 pm



This sometimes happens with cats and dogs. For some reason the mother won't nurture
the smallest ones.
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by fiffur on Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:38 pm

Thank heavens then for those of us who do nurture them. My past Noelle was the runt, and kept getting pushed out of the way by the others. Only 4 weeks when we got her: had to feed her crushed puppy chow mixed with PMR every 4 hours until she had enough teeth to eat solids.
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by fluffnstuff on Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:55 pm

Junko went to the vet this morning and everything is fine. She got her rabies shot and gained one pound. Now she weighs 4.7 pounds. Now my parents have to decide when to get Junko spayed.
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by Sue Short on Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:22 pm


What's to decide. ESH!!!
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by fiffur on Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:11 pm

They could get her spayed at any time now, she's big enough. And the younger they are the faster they bounce back and heal from it.
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Post by fluffnstuff on Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:25 pm

There is a local low cost spay/neuter place that Junko might go to get spayed. The vet's office charge at least $70 for spay/neuter.
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by bpaquet on Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:59 pm

We have one of those that is run by ARF. It's an excellent place, and the vets really do care about every animal there.

We took Tippy there, and they found his cancer. They did everything for him and asked only for a donation.
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by Suzzzz on Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:54 pm

By all means, get Miss J spayed on the cheap if you can/if you are so blessed with the opportunity -- AS LONG AS you can keep her confined during any season(s) she may have until then.  
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Post by fluffnstuff on Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:40 pm

If I read the local low cost spay/neuter clinic right, we live in one of five area codes that they will waive the spay/neuter fee for an indoor pet. That is better than paying $70 for the same procedure.
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by Suzzzz on Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:44 pm

That would be stellar! Don't let this opportunity pass.
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Re: Junko, calico kitten

Post by Sue Short on Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:50 pm


Jump on it. Like a duck on a June bug.
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