“Small but Mighty: Rescued Kittens Fight Off Infections at Just 6 Weeks Old”

Unfortunately, not all rescue animals are healthy or cute like little babies or kittens. This particular trio is a prime example of misery. Despite being six weeks old, they weigh the same as my 3.5 week old kitten and are suffering from severe eye and upper respiratory infections. Initially on the verge of being euthanized at a local shelter, I was lucky enough to have them brought to me by a veterinarian I work with. These little ones will receive the medical care they need and be fostered in a loving home. The sad truth is that this situation could have been avoided if more pet owners spayed and neutered their cats, including community cats. Although I don’t normally preach, these poor babies are too heartbreaking not to speak up for. They were originally a quartet, but one unfortunately passed away. If you’re interested in helping, I have an Amazon wish list available, or even better, consider signing up to be a foster for your local shelter. Anyone can make a difference.

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I’m feeling a bit relieved today. The kittens are making sounds and eating a bit on their own. Although they still drink formula, they also enjoy canned food. They even have the energy to play a little. This is a good sign! Thank you for your support. Our main requirement now is formula, kitten food, and litter. Hopefully, they’ll look even healthier tomorrow. I haven’t named them yet, and I was too preoccupied with their well-being to determine their genders.

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Today, the smallest one of the group is feeling much better. It’s great to see the little guy demanding formula, although he still isn’t interested in canned food just yet. I noticed that one of his eyes is now open, which is a good sign! The other two kittens are doing well too – they’re playing and eating their canned food. By the way, it seems like all three of them are males.
Overall, their health has improved as there is less discharge and swelling in their eyes. Two kittens have taken a liking to the canned food, while the smallest one still prefers the formula. Even though the smallest one’s weight keeps fluctuating, we are happy with their progress. We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who donated to help these kittens, particularly those who provided formula, canned food, and warming devices.

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Wow, check out those precious eyes! Although they are not in perfect condition yet, they have definitely improved since last week. It’s heartwarming to see the little one getting more playful. If you’re interested in making their recovery even more enjoyable, I’ve added some toys specifically for kittens on my Amazon wishlist. Also, a big thank you to everyone who has contributed by providing food, litter, cleaning supplies, and formula.

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Due to the ringworm infection at my place, I am refraining from sharing toys with the trio. Once my other foster animals find their forever homes, I plan on disinfecting whatever I can and throwing away the rest. The names of the foster animals were given by me. I will keep you posted tomorrow with their respective identities. Tigger is proving to be an amazing foster sibling as he loves to cuddle with Minx’s kittens. Just this morning, I caught him in his favorite bed, lying on top of one of them.

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We are concerned about Riley, a sick kitten we saved along with two others. Unfortunately, his condition is worsening and we have decided to take him to the emergency room for overnight care. He has a fever and is showing a decrease in appetite. We would greatly appreciate it if you could keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

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Update on Riley: Be sure to watch until the end.
Riley is still receiving medical care in the ICU due to his fever and lack of appetite. He is being fed kitten formula through force feeding and is receiving round the clock attention from his caregivers who are administering IV fluids, antibiotics, and eye medication. Fortunately, there has been some positive progress as he was able to eat for his foster parents during their visit and even cuddled up with them before falling asleep as shown in the video. The foster family has been incredibly supportive throughout this time. Thank you for all your well wishes and prayers!
Good news, Riley will be coming home tonight as he is feeling much better and is no longer resisting feedings. His veterinary assistant shared a photo of him feeling feisty.

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We cannot express how much your contributions have meant to us. The three of us are making steady progress and your support has been a huge factor in that. In the photo, you can see Riley on the bottom left, Ramsey at the top, and Rebel on the bottom right. We appreciate your kindness more than words can say. Thank you once again for everything you have done for us.

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