|Purred: Wed Jun 4, '08 12:37am PST |
|One of my co-workers found a tiny kitten, I'd say at most a couple of months old, in her neighborhood and took her in for a few days. She asked me to watch her because she already has a cat and her landlord won't let her have another, especially under a year.
Kitten's name is Zen and she is a huge sweetheart, totally took to us right away and didn't hide, and is adorable. Problem is, she's completely flea ridden! If you look at her face long enough, you'll see them running around. We gave her a bath with a flea shampoo, and a lot died/drowned and went down the drain, but there's still so many, and they seem to be concentrated on her head. My friend also gave me kitten flea medicine, and I put that on her.
We live in a one bedroom apartment and have quarantined her in the bedroom, so that in case there are issues like worms, etc., Clover and Isabella stear clear of that. She's asleep next to my boyfriend on our bed right now. Is there any suggestions that you guys have for us until I'm able to get her to a vet for flea control so that Clover and Isabella don't get infested?
Also, her stomach is really swollen. She went to the bathroom in the little litter box we put in the bedroom for her, and I checked her feces for worms and it looked just fine, but I'm definitely not ruling it out until she sees a vet. What else swells a stomach like that, or are some kitties just rounder, like human babies?
I'm so sorry for such a long post, I just feel so bad for the baby girl. She loves to play and purrs loudly when petted, but you can tell the fleas are bothering her.
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