New Kitten (advice)

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’d be worried about that feline leukemia… as long as your older cat is vaccinated against it then I wouldn’t worry too much about separating them. They already have played together so I am guessing it’s possible that something was transmitted already.

Photos??? Lol.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

If your older cat has his shots then everything should be ok. If you are really concerned, just call the old vet and ask. When they ask you to make an appointment, just say you arent sure of your schedule and that youll call them back.

I have two boy cats who I adopted two months apart when they were both kittens. It was the best decision ever to get two cats! Youre gonna have so much fun watching them grow up together!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@beetee123:  I’m not sure how those shots work. It might be those 2-3/year to start with ones and then once a year therafter? Not sure. We don’t have our cat vaccinated against it because he’s 100% indoors and doesn’t interact with other cats. If we got another cat then we’d look into it. You probably will need to have both kittens vaccinated against it.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wouldn’t put him back outside. I would buy get Frontline for kittens (can get it at Runnings) – there goes any flea worries. If he has clear eyes and his lungs sound good he probably doesn’t have feline leukemia or feline AIDS. I wouldn’t be too worried – I have brought in several strays and never has a scare. That doesn’t mean it could never happen, but if he looks healthy he probably is. Most importantly: He needs you to help him. I have 3 cats. I just introduced a little guy last November – (he was ~5 weeks old: on milk supplements) – now he is best friends with the other 2. I kept them seperate about 5-7 days before fully introducing them for an entire day. Kept them seperate at night until he was about 8 weeks old – then he was with the other 2 all the time, day and night. They all get along. It’s like they don’t know what to do without eachother. It’s wonderful. Have fun, they grow up so fast.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@beetee123:  That’s really good. So at least if the younger one is sick, he likely won’t pass anything onto the older one.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

First of all, you are amazing for helping these angel babies. It sounds as if you are taking all the proper precautions. I would just be careful when they’re playing for any accidental biting/scratching. 

 It sounds a little weird to me that your vet hasn’t tested for FL. Both my babies(1 yr old, and 7 month old) were tested at their first visit to the vet. I’ve had the older one, Loki, since he was 8 weeks old, they tested him right away. I adopted my 7 month old, Cocoa Puff, from our local Humane Society, and she already had all her shots and tests(including feline leukemia). 

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I don’t know about the feline leukemia thing either… I would ask your vet asap (as it sounds like you’re going to).

But MY GOD they are cute!!!!  I’m glad they’re getting along pretty well, and I’m sure it’ll just get better.  It’s SOOOO much better to have two kitties than one – they keep each other amused while you’re gone all day, and they have a snuggle / grooming buddy.  Good for you for taking in the little guy 🙂

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