My new shelter cats have some problems
April 1, 2012 10:14 AM Subscribe
We adopted two 6 month old kitten brothers from the Humane Society three weeks ago. In that time, we've treated them for colds and diarrhea (worms), which involved pills, powders and liquid given to them via syringe. Now we're treating them for some sort of skin problem that the vet had noticed symptoms of when we first took them in two weeks ago.
posted by rbf1138 to Pets & Animals (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
She did scrapes for mange, but those were negative. We're waiting on lab results for scabies or ringworm now.
After a bill of $600 for our visit yesterday, my gf and I are ready for this all to pass so we can enjoy our new kitties. The vet said after this hill we should be good, but we're just nervous we're looking at months of more medicine and bills. I'm posting pics of the worst spot on one of the cats, but he has 2 or 3 others not quite as bad. The other cat seems to have 2 or 3 small spots of thinned hair too, where he licks at.
Right now they're being treated with a topical cream, and the vet gave them each a pill yesterday along with some anti-flea stuff. They are indoor cats, and are otherwise very healthy looking and acting. They eat and drink well and play all of the time.
Should we continue spending money on trying to get diagnoses and treatments for all of this, or should we give them a few weeks/months of just eating the good food we feed them (high in protein) and let them get healthy and grow? I feel like I'm a cat hypochondriac (these are the first cats we've had, besides the one from the shelter last month that had a neurological sickness and had to be returned).
Their names are George and Henry, btw.