My nieghbor just gave me a kitten that her dad wanted her to put to sleep, he/she is about 3 wks old and belongs to a stray female in the neighborhood but the kitten has a very infectd eye, its swollen and puss is coming out of it. IS there anything I can do for his eye until I can get him to a vet and does anyone think he can drink kitten milk from a bowl? It looks do bad I think they might just remove the eye, and Im not sure I can afford that, but I didnt want him pts http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/Starlight_2901/DSCF1882.jpg
yeah the eye is really bad i cant see anything that even resembles an eye anymore, my nieghbor said there are 2 more kittens in her yard somewhere and one of them has an even worse eye than this one. Im taking the little guy to the vet in about an hour, i can probably aford medicine if thats what he needs but i cant afford surgery, so im not sure what im going to do. but the little guy is a fighter he woke me up at 4am really hungry and wanting food.
Poor baby. Maybe the vet will give you a discount or suggest a payment plan for the surgery if that is what he needs. I know how expensive stuff like that is. Since December I've charged about $1000 to my credit card for my dog Lacey because she kept getting sick and they couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. They finally found out it was gastroenteritis and she has a new diet and medication and hasn't been sick in months. But that money is going to take me awhile to pay off, even though it was definitely worth it.
I don't know if it will make a difference but make sure the vet knows it is a stray that you're trying to take care of, maybe they will be more sympathetic. Or maybe someone there will want to adopt it. Worth a shot. Keep us posted please!!!
***Edited By: schnauzerluv on 7/1/2005 10:07:52 AM*** Reason: sp
ok bad news everyone, the little kitten had to be pts, his eye was so far gone the vet said it needed surgery and he was to young and he was only .7lbs plus he had ulsers on his tongue and he had a virle(sp) infection
Well, they know best...I just wish I could save every animal that needed saving. I would have done the same thing. Taken him in, taken him to the vet. I'm a sucker for pets, not snakes or spiders. Just cats, dogs, birds and hamsters are my fav.