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3 week kitten with 3 feet. (Added pics. Warning: Graphic.)
« on: October 12, 2009, 10:14:13 AM »
A friend of mine has come across a three footed kitten. It was born at her grandmothers house. It was getting pushed out of the litter, was a tiny runt, and had a back foot that was literally just gone, but an open wound. So she took it, it was about 2 weeks old. That was about a week ago, and she's asked if I want it. Of course... I couldn't turn it away. But I have a few questions for everyone here, cause you guys rock.  :thumbsup2:

She's feeding it regular adult cat food (No idea what kind) mixed with water so it's a thick paste that the kitten can munch on. She's also getting kitten milk mixed with water. So my question, do you think that Taste of the Wild would be ok for her? It's higher in protein, which I figured she might need? I'm also going to go get KMR, and have that available to her, as well as just plain water.

She currently has her foot always wrapped and taped with gauze. I've never seen the actual wound. She has to keep it wrapped because kitten turns to chew at her wound when it's unwrapped. What I want to do is either make a small e-collar. Or wrap her with an ace bandage around the middle so she can turn. I need to keep the bandage off so the wound can scab, right?

I'm also going to keep her in a dog crate for a little bit, so that she can't drag it across the ground and re-open the scab. Would fleece and clean towels be ok to keep her on?

She's having a wee bit of diarrhea, is there anything I can use to firm up her poops?

Litter. I'm afraid of her open wound being in a litter box, is there any kind of kitty litter you could consider safe to use with her having an open wound?

Any other advice or opinions? If I see anything that doesn't seem normal, besides the missing foot, I'll be taking her to my vet. Unfortuantely, I can't get to the vet until later this week as my puppy's spay + e-vet visit has set us a bit behind this week, and payday is later this week. Of course, if something bad arises, I'll get her in earlier. I would just prefer not to stretch ourselves that thin if possible.

I'm posting a picture that IS NOT HER, but the black lines show the portion of foot that is missing.


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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 11:41:02 AM »

Can your friend loan you the cash to go to the vet sooner, or take her to the vet herself before you get the kitten?  Kittens (especially those away from their moms) don't have very strong immune systems, and if that leg gets infected, she's in serious trouble.  The vet can also advise you on wound care to help that leg heal more quickly, and reduce chances of infection.

3 week old kittens should still be mostly drinking milk.  KMR or goat milk (much more economical and they like it better, it can usually be found at Whole foods) should be given.  I wouldn't offer dry food yet, you don't want them to choke.  I would also avoid feeding moistened dry food, especially adult cat food.  Adult dry food has a lot of grains which cats can't digest.  It just takes up space in her stomach that could be filled by meat she can use to heal and grow.  Jars of chicken and gravy baby food (expensive but good, can be substituted by cooked unseasoned meat pureed in the blender) or canned kitten food mixed with KMR/goat milk to make a gravy are good substitutes.  Taste of the wild should be high enough protein and fat for her to grow on, I would feed canned.  Keep the food at a pudding/gravy consistency so the kit can safely feed herself.  If she was with her mom, she's be mostly nursing right now, and only starting to get interested in mom's food.  She may have trouble chewing and eating thick or chunky foods making it more likely that she'll choke or aspirate food into her lungs.  It's safer to have everything soft enough to lap up.

For the diarrhea, I'd focus on switching her to better food.  The KMR/milk and higher quality food should help sort out her digestive system.  She's been eating adult food when she should have had milk, so it's not surprising that her body is a bit upset.  Kittens do have very soft stool due to their mostly liquid diet, so what you're seeing may even be normal for her age.  She may benefit from probiotics since she isn't with her mom, but I'd wait and ask the vet what is safe to give her and how much.

A crate and towels or fleece is a good setup for a little kitten.  I like to put newspaper underneath for easier cleanup when they inevitably miss the litterbox, dump the water bowl, etc.  Be prepared for a lot of disgusting laundry.  Thrift store towels and dollar store fleece baby blankets are your friend because it's ok to just toss them when they're too gross for the washing machine.  I like to use pellet based litter like feline pine or yesterdays news for kittens since they tend to track litter everywhere and get it all over themselves.  Pellets are less likely to escape the litterbox, glue to their fur, or get into the water/food bowls.  Cleaning "litter boots" off of your kitten isn't fun.  Invest in unscented baby wipes now, kittens are dirty and you'll need them.  Did I mention how much fun it is to run circuits through the cage, going through the litterbox, food and water bowls, the bed and back again?  Stuffed animals (that you don't mind throwing away, and with no chewable eatable parts) and a warm water bottle make the bed area more comfy and safe. 

Being separated from her mom so early isn't good for a kitten's growth and development.  She won't have siblings to play with, or mom to groom and snuggle her.  Constant interaction and playtime with you will help her develop mentally and physically.  Chase and wrestling games are important for developing a strong body, which is especially important for her single leg.  If you can, have her play wrestle with your hand so you can teach her not to bite hard.  Ordinarily the mom cat teaches this to them, and you don't want her to turn out chompy because she grew up not knowing how sharp her little teeth are.  You may want to consider getting a snuggle pouch or something to carry her around in.  This way she can be close to someone and feel safe rather than being alone in her crate.  I realize that her situation isn't ideal, and replacing a mom isn't easy.  If you have a cat or dog of your own that may display some parenting behavior, that may be a good idea.  If they're willing to be nice to her, they can teach her a lot about normal cat behavior, how to communicate with and get along with other cats, and help her get exercise chasing and wrestling (with supervision).  I'm lucky in that my boy cat is a great kitten daddy, and will lick and groom and play with them.  It has helped orphan kittens in my house with both socialization and sanitation, as kittens don't groom themselves very well and tend to get dirty.  If you do have a cat, you should be careful of disease and parasite transfer.  The kitten probably as worms if she hasn't been been through a series of dewormers since coming inside.  The kitten also could carry communicable diseases, such as Feline Leukemia or FIV viruses.  It may be wise to run a FELV/FIV test at your vet before bringing the kitten into an area where it may contact your cat(s).  You should also be concerned about the kitten picking up viruses from indoor/outdoor cats.  Orphan kittens aren't getting antibodies from mom to protect them from URI or distemper viruses that indoor/outdoor cats could be bringing into the house.  Being sick will throw a huge wrench into her healing process and make it more likely she'll get her leg infected by adding another drag on her immune system's already limited resources.  Indoor-only cats up-to-date on vaccinations should be fine for supervised interactions once she's tested.  (For testing at her age, a negative test is valid.  A FELV positive is valid since it looks for actual virus.  A FIV positive could be false because it only checks for antibodies, not virus.  She could have gotten FIV antibodies from her mom's milk and be completely virus free.  You can't know for sure until she clears mom's antibodies from her system at around 4-6 months of age).

I do stray cat rescue in Philadelphia, and have had a bunch of litters and orphans.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email  me: squishbats@yahoo.com.   Also, if your friend can't help, post the name+address for your vet- people may be able to make donations toward the kitten's care so she can get seen sooner rather than later.

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 12:29:56 PM »
My friend has no money. That is mainly why I'm taking this wee lady in. She's being dropped off tomorrow at noon, and I'll take a look at her and question my friend more. She said the leg seemed infected when she got her, but she got rid of the infection. So I'm not sure what she's already done. I have anti-biotics here, but am hesitant to do anything without my vet's sayso.

She's between 3-4 weeks old. She said she thought she was around 2 weeks when she got her (So she did get colostrum and everything from momma for 2 weeks.)and she's had her for two weeks. I've only seen her once, so I'll post pics when I get her and see what you think. She has some kitten milk that she is bringing me, I'll see what kind it is. And wean her off that onto goat's milk or KMR. I don't want to upset her tummy. My puppy eats raw food, so I have plenty of chicken, venison, beef, pork, etc on hand. I was thinking of grinding up some chicken and offering raw. This kitten is supposed to be a foster, but there's a good chance she'll be coming with me when I move in a couple months. So, I'd like to introduce raw now, because That is what I will feed when I take her. I don't like kibble foods. But I picked up some Taste of the Wild, as I think it is a better kibble food. My friend emailed me and said she was on kitten chow. But the way she said it, I think she meant Iam's Kitten Chow, or something along those lines. A crappy food. So I think she'll pick up a lot with a better diet available. I can also pick up some chicken babyfood to give to her, as well. I buy it for the rats anyhow, so it's no problem to pick up for her, too. I'll go out this evening when my partner gets home to take me.

If the crate doesn't work, I can even squish my boy rats into the top of the FN for a short while and use the bottom. But I think she'll be large enough for the dog crate. My main priority is to get her wound to scab over and have her walking and functioning like a normal kitten. My friend says she;s a biter and a scratcher. Which could be partly because of the fact that she was kind of feral, or because she's a baby.

I can run to the store and get YN tonight, as well. That's actually what I was thinking. Because it shouldn't stick too badly to her wound. And will be better for her to not kick everywhere.

I sew stuff for my rats. So I think I'll sew a soda bottle sock. For the bottle to fit into. Then I can fill it with warm water for her to snuggle with. I can also sew her a stuffed animal to snuggle with. They can easily be thrown away, and another one made.

I have an adult cat that has had kittens before (She's now spayed, and she is up to date on shots.). I have no idea how she'll treat a kitten, though. She may love it, or hate it. She's a weird cat herself, as she was a bottle baby from a week and a half old. I have my mom's dog who loves any animal big or small. He'll definitely mother her. And my puppy will have to be kept away from her, because anything smaller than her is considered food. I am home all day, so she will get a lot of one on one time with me.

My vet is Dr. Beth Weisenburger of North Main Animal Clinic/ Clayton Animal Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. I don't have a paypal that I can use, though. The only way I know to send money is money orders. If anyone wanted to do that towards taking her, I could even send the receipt to them, or post it here. Or.. I don't know. If she looks bad when she gets here tomorrow, I'll find a way to get her to the vet. I may borrow the money, and just pay someone back at the end of the week. But I definitely won't let her suffer for a couple days, no worries about that.

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 12:34:16 PM »
I don't know much about anything kitten related except to say: Don't grind her food! Offer small cubed chunks, she'll get the hang of it in 2-3days. :)

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 02:05:19 PM »
Get a digital thermometer and take her temp when you first get her. Put KY on thermometer before taking temp, insert less than 3/4 inch.

Call your vet with the temp she is at and let the vet know the condition of the leg with the bandage off.
Smell it, if it smells it needs to be treated by a vet.
Diarrhea can equal malnutrition and/or bacterial infection.  The best thing really is to see a vet.

Re the missing foot. I had an older cat that had his lower part of his front leg amputated just above the 5th claw.

I found that he was still using it because it was long enough and he wore a hole in his stump. I had to take him back to be amputated at the elbow to keep him from using it to walk.  My point is that the leg will likely need surgery eventually to prevent wear to the nub unless you can figure out how to keep it protected.

Be aware. Three legged cats can be prone to falling/slipping off of hard surfaces. My poor boy after being an amputee for several years slipped off of the water heater in the basement and landed on his back on to the edge of the wall. Never in a million years would this have entered my mind. I never even saw him up there.

It broke his spine leaving his back legs useless. Although he still had bladder control with his amputated front leg and his useless back legs the only humane thing to do was to put him to sleep.  :'(

Once you get it healed the leg should be a non issue.  :)

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 02:08:34 PM »
Kelly. I can do that. It would make it much easier on me, too. Plus it's chicken, so it isn't like it's that hard. I have some boneless breasts in the freezer that I think I'll offer her. When she gets a bit bigger, I'll offer pinky mice to get her used to bones.

Forky, you replied as I was replying to Kelly. I will definitely check for fever, and give my vet a call. Any smell of infection will be automatically addressed with the vet.

I think her leg is missing enough that once she starts walking well, she won't walk on it. It's too short. But right now she's still at the crawl/walk stage, which is what I'm worried about. We can't keep my adult cat off the kitchen counters, but that won't be an issue with this wee bee for quite awhile.

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 03:12:19 PM »
Once she's eating small chunks of chicken, she could probably handle pinky mice right away.. but make sure you offer her variety as well as her whole prey. :)

Goodluck with her! Kittens are SO EASY to get on raw it's ridiculous!

(Also, where are the pictures!?) :poke:

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 03:58:41 PM »
The crawling around shouldnt be a problem for wear. It takes quite a bit of big cat stuff to cause a bad spot.

Keeping it clean and bacteria free in the cat box is another issue. Really if you can get a proper healing on it it should be problem free.

Another thing I forgot. The limb needs to end at a joint or it can cause pain from the ends pushing apart. Mechanically connecting them is avoided when there is a preferred joint to end at.

Poor little kitty. I feel so bad for it.  :(

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009, 07:19:03 PM »
I've yet to actually see her at length, so I'm not sure if it ends at a joint or what. My friend said she thinks she was born this way, and then crawling has rubbed it raw. Now that she's starting to walk, healing it should be easier.

I picked up some pelleted litter, and a low litter box. Taste of the Wild kitty food, some canned and pouched food, as well as some jars of chicken and turkey babyfood. I also tore up some chicken. It isn't cubes, but its small chunks of chicken. I'll get some pinky mice once she shows interest in that. I have quite a bit of venison and rabbit coming my way, so she'll get that eventually, too, as long as she does well on raw. Kelly, what kind of fish do you recommend for raw fed kittens?

Pics as soon as I get her tomorrow, I promise!

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2009, 07:24:52 PM »
Raw is a wonderful idea, just make sure she's chewing and eating it properly.  If she's still not walking upright, she may either be younger than you think or just in bad shape from poor nutrition and her missing leg.  Runts are sometimes developmentally delayed so while they were born 4 weeks ago, the are reaching developmental milestones days or even a week behind their normally developing siblings. Check out her mouth to see what kind of teeth she's gotten in.  This site has a useful guide for staging kittens' development by how many teeth they have.  http://www.rescueguide.com/orphkits.html  If she doesn't have many teeth in, she may have trouble chewing and processing the raw meat/pinky mice and may do better on soft food first.

It sounds like you're all set!  Can't wait to see some pictures!

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2009, 08:39:18 PM »
Thank you for the link nakedrats. I have soft food, too, and can make the kibble into a slurry type liquid for her to lap at if she needs it. I can update tomorrow with pics of her little foot, as well as her teeth. Thank you all for being so helpful!

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2009, 08:45:42 PM »
When we took in a tiny kitten years ago, the vet told me to make a slurry of kitten replacement milk, and gerber meat baby food (lamb, or chicken)
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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2009, 09:02:44 PM »
I've yet to actually see her at length, so I'm not sure if it ends at a joint or what. My friend said she thinks she was born this way, and then crawling has rubbed it raw. Now that she's starting to walk, healing it should be easier.

I picked up some pelleted litter, and a low litter box. Taste of the Wild kitty food, some canned and pouched food, as well as some jars of chicken and turkey babyfood. I also tore up some chicken. It isn't cubes, but its small chunks of chicken. I'll get some pinky mice once she shows interest in that. I have quite a bit of venison and rabbit coming my way, so she'll get that eventually, too, as long as she does well on raw. Kelly, what kind of fish do you recommend for raw fed kittens?

Pics as soon as I get her tomorrow, I promise!

There was a long thread recently about how taste of the wild has gone seriously downhill.

I would be afraid of it actually causing harm to an already jeopardized kitten.

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2009, 01:18:24 PM »
I read that thread. I think for now I'll stick to the TOW, plus whatever generic kitty food my friend is using. I'm going to mix them up and leave it at that. But since she's also going to be getting babyfood and canned Nutro kitty food (And I like Nutro as a brand), I think she'll be alright. If anything happens, I'll switch her again. I'm trying to get her on mostly raw and canned, so she won't even be on this food for very long. I just want her to use her little teeth enough to be glad to chew through bones and such.

Please don't think I'm not taking your advice, I will keep it and the other thread in mind, and if she does poorly on it, I'll switch her immediately.

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2009, 02:02:07 PM »
quick off topic: Do you feed your rats raw too? I know you said you give them babyfood but I was wondering if they got anything else. I've been to afraid to give mine anything raw but mealworms (which cause a psychotic feeding frenzy!) because I can't find any info for or against it.  ??? They get enough protein from food and worms, I'm just interested for the variety. I recently tried small pieces of cooked chicken bone and it was mostly eaten by morning, but all the nummy marrow was completely gone.

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2009, 02:04:03 PM »
oops, also my vet suggests YN for any open-wounded kitties. I hope he heals well, I just love "imperfect" pets.

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2009, 05:31:12 PM »
I read that thread. I think for now I'll stick to the TOW, plus whatever generic kitty food my friend is using. I'm going to mix them up and leave it at that. But since she's also going to be getting babyfood and canned Nutro kitty food (And I like Nutro as a brand), I think she'll be alright. If anything happens, I'll switch her again. I'm trying to get her on mostly raw and canned, so she won't even be on this food for very long. I just want her to use her little teeth enough to be glad to chew through bones and such.

Please don't think I'm not taking your advice, I will keep it and the other thread in mind, and if she does poorly on it, I'll switch her immediately.

I just wanted to make sure you knew the possibility of issues with the TOW food. I would hate not to mention it and then you had problems related to it.

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Re: Need pretty immediate advice: 3 week kitten with 3 feet.
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2009, 07:05:49 PM »
Billie, the rats get lab blocks, Suebee's mix, dog kibble, as well as occassional crickets, mealies, and super worms (Some of the rats are scared of them  ::) ) They also get some bits of raw and cooked chicken, pork, venison, etc. They get lots of fresh raw veggies, and some fruits. So they partially get raw, partial commercial mix. They get as much variety as possible since they are scavengers by nature. I even made them tiny pancakes the other day. :P

Forky, thank you for enlightening me! I actually didn't know TOW was included, but I am mainly just seeing how she is doing on it.

NOW FOR THE UPDATE!:

This little girl is a BEAST. She came in, clawed and bit people playing, GOBBLED a tablespoon of turkey babyfood, pooped, loved on everyone, and is in the cage playing. Icut her nails cause they were brutal, and got some pictures, and she's settling in. Her poop was very soft, almost babyfood consistency, I'm hoping good food will firm her up. She is extremely bloated. I am picking up Revolution tomorrow and dosing her. I was told that gets rid of all internal and external parasites, correct?

I have some pictures that are somewhat graphic. The wound actually looks good. It definitely looks like she was born that way, then rubbed herself raw crawling, but she seems to be grasping how to walk now, and doesn't drag it as much. There doesn't seem to be any infection, there is NO smell, and it looks like a very healthy wound altogether.

All in all she's a very active, normal kitten. She came with some Just Born kitten formula, but I don't think I'll use it. She seems old enough to eat mushy food and such, and boy does she had some sharp canine (Rght word in a cat?) teeth. So some solids will be given, too.

Onto pics.




^ She looks shocked, lol.



^ You can see it's gone right at the joint that begins the foot.


^ Bottom of nub. No exposed bone, just a raw area where the skin has been worn away.


^ Dark, but you can see kind of the difference in legs.


^ Her little set up where she's sleeping. She has a 2 liter bottle with a sleeve for warm water, a stuffed animals, some toys, a litter box with feline pine type kitty litter pellets, her water dish, and a rope that she has been annihilating since she got in there. She has plenty more toys that I'll rotate in and out. I'm not free feeding her right now, because I think she'll over-eat. The way she scarfed that turkey babyfood down...  :o

I'll keep you guys updated!

Edited because photobucket jips me all the time on the correct photos. :/
« Last Edit: October 13, 2009, 07:10:51 PM by RattiesSix »

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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2009, 07:31:08 PM »
She looks good what a cutie.  ;D

Make sure you tell them the age. I think shes to young for revolution. I think intestinal worms use another medication to remove, not sure on the age.

Im not sure we are talking about the same thread TOW was causing diarrhea and weight loss if I remember correctly.

The nub looks much better than I imagined. It looks real red but that could just be the camera. Is it swollen or hot?

It looks too long, she will probably use it. Just playing and running around wears on the skin. You should be able to tell if it doesnt get better looking in the next few weeks.

I would start setting aside money in case you need to take the limb off to the knee. If you dont need it then great if you do it wont be such a struggle to pool the money.


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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2009, 07:37:22 PM »
I'll ask the vet, for sure. Or if anyone else will chime in? We have used Revolution on kittens around 6 weeks before, but I will definitely call and ask to be sure.

The nub is not swollen or very hot to the touch. It's a darker pink, but not inflamed. This is also the first time it has been unwrapped long enough to dry at all and scab over, that could be why it looks red.

Also... I thought it was gone at the knee. All that is left of the leg is the V shape. The entire long part of the foot is completely gone. I'm not sure if she could possibly walk on it? I will definitely keep an eye out, though.

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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2009, 07:42:45 PM »
I lied, she does slightly walk on it. But not really. It's more like going through he motions and the foot barely touches the groun SOMETIMES. Will keep a very close eye on it to be sure. She's also still learning how to completely walk upright, so hopefully it will change a bit. She's currently climbing under and over everything.

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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2009, 08:01:59 PM »
It will be hard to tell now. Leo didnt really walk on his but used or drug it it when doing other things than walking. He caused an ulcer about 1/4" across that would never heal.

The knee is about 3" above where it is now. Looks like she might have some heel now. Hard to tell on a shiny black kitty.

It doesnt look like a critical situation for her now. I would pick up some benebac if you havent and see if you cant get her loose stools to firm up.  Also if I remember correctly kittens have loose stools while nursing. (its been years)
See how her stump heals or doesnt and then make plans to see a vet in the next couple weeks.
I would take her temp now though just to be safe.

Revolution does treat hook worms and round worms. I cant remember what all they get from fleas. We had a hard time getting them out of the kittens, I had to order meds the vet didnt carry.
 The age is 6 wks from what I can tell from their website. http://www.revolution4cats.com/docs/pdf/FullInfill.pdf

I like revolution. If we didn't have tics so bad I would use it.

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Re: 3 week kitten with 3 feet. (Added pics. Warning: Graphic.)
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2009, 09:18:59 PM »
I'm not good with kitty anatomy! Lol. I'm basically watching her for now to see how she does. She's a beast, I'm not kidding. She flings herself at everything with a passion only a wee kitten can muster. She attacks feet, and rolls on her back and kicks EVERYTHING with her nub. She runs around like a mad woman. She's such a weirdo.

What is Benebac? And where do I get it?

Will she be ok to wait another week and a half, two weeks for her flea treatment and deworming? She seems mostly ok now besides a bit bloated.

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Re: 3 week kitten with 3 feet. (Added pics. Warning: Graphic.)
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2009, 09:33:09 PM »
There isnt much you can do at that age for fleas. Waiting is fine since its apparent she is quite energetic.

You can get benebac at petsmart. It comes in little tubes on a cardboard hanger. If the person you asks says no find a different employee to ask. It gets hidden. You can use puppy if you cant find kitten. Check the expiration dates. I just squeeze it on their food. Theres also the nutritional stuff they give sick skinny rats (been forever) nutrical? maybe? That cant hurt either. It comes from petsmart, I think. Check the rat forum.

Thats going to be a problem the kicking I didnt think about that. My Leo lost his front leg different ways to damage it.

She sounds super cute. Kittens are soooo crazy. Wait till bedtime.  :cheeky:

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Re: 3 week kitten with 3 feet. (Added pics. Warning: Graphic.)
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2009, 10:33:50 PM »
If she truly is 3 weeks old, I would not be feeding her any solids. Waverli weaned herself onto raw at 4.5 weeks and that was early to be off KMR completely. If she were mine, I'd be feeding formula only still for atleast another week.  Does she have any teeth?