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What is going on?

Published on: November 07, 2023 • By: Flapmon · In Forum: Kittens
November 07, 2023 at 04:53pm
Hello, My neighbour and I recently gained a beautiful 8 week old kitten each from one of my wonderful friends, they're absolutely adorable - lively little buggers, playful .. Everything you want a kitten to be. Tonight my neighbour messaged me, her boy named Clarence had vomited, began to sway and curled up to go to sleep, only when she went to check on him? Completely paralyzed, his heart beat is strong, he's still breathing and he weakly tries to meow. His eyes kind of dilate but he's also not blinking, his tail twitches when you pick him up and his tongue is the only other thing that you can see moving - aside from his breathing.   If it wasn't night time? He'd be up at the vets, if we weren't in a rural area - we'd be seeing a vet. It's currently 4am, this all started at around 11pm and the only emergency vet opens at 8.30am. My neighbour has wrapped him up, rubbed honey on his gums and is watching him nervously. I really hope it's not bas news in the morning .. but this poor little baby..   I just.. what's happening??
Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
November 08, 2023 at 01:49pm
Hello - Im sorry that we missed this in real-time; this is very much a non-emergency forum as it is not always staffed and we do not always see all the posts at once when it is; your vet is always your first port of call.  Furthermore, I cannot discuss details of your neighbour's cat's case.  In general, kittens do sometimes unexpectedly develop hypoglycaemia after vigorous activity or indeed after fitting.  Head trauma can also cause neurological signs, as can various systemic diseases.  In the UK, vets have an obligation to point you in the direction of 24/7 care, so even if the vets are closed it's worth calling them for something like this.  We hope that the kitten concerned made a recovery.
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