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 Post subject: Grubs in kittens
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:32 pm 
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I have a new litter of kittens that the mother cat has just brought outside in the last week. I have been messing with them taming them down so they know me. (yeah, I'm just an old softy) Anyway I noticed a spot on one I thought was a boil. Then I saw a 2nd one with the same thing. When I investigated I found it was a large grub. I had never seen these before in cats. I removed that grub. When I catch the 2nd kitten I'll see if I can remove that one too.

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One can go into a wild country and make it tame,
but, like a coat & cap & mittens that he can never take off,
he must always carry the look of the land as it was.
He can drive his plow through the nigger-wool,
make fields and roads go every way, build him a fine house
and wear the stiff collar, and yet he will always look like the grass where
the buffalo have eaten and smell of the new ground he has trod.


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 Post subject: Re: Grubs in kittens
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:03 pm 
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Talked to the Vet that takes care of our dog and mentioned your situation. She said usually only see it in wild animals but does happen to domestic animals as well. She mentioned that the grub as you called it can release a histomines (bad spelling) when being removed that can cause breathing problems. Suggested using a low dose Benadryl before removing. She said the best way she has found is to pour hydrogen peroxide over an into the opening. This deprives it of air and causes it to stick its head out so you can grab it with a pair of tweezers. Treat with Neosporin. Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Grubs in kittens
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:17 pm 
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I guess i would not make a good vet. i just squeezed till the bugger popped out. The kit was still alive this morning and the wound was dry so I didn't mess with it. But I have plenty cats. And they seem to know how to make more :twisted:

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One can go into a wild country and make it tame,
but, like a coat & cap & mittens that he can never take off,
he must always carry the look of the land as it was.
He can drive his plow through the nigger-wool,
make fields and roads go every way, build him a fine house
and wear the stiff collar, and yet he will always look like the grass where
the buffalo have eaten and smell of the new ground he has trod.


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 Post subject: Re: Grubs in kittens
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:39 am 
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Nebraska Cowman wrote:
I guess i would not make a good vet. i just squeezed till the bugger popped out. The kit was still alive this morning and the wound was dry so I didn't mess with it. But I have plenty cats. And they seem to know how to make more :twisted:
Your right about them making more. The fact that you are tending to the little creatures says a lot. Maybe not a degree holding vet but still a good imitation.


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 Post subject: Re: Grubs in kittens
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:05 am 
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I've never heard of them in cats, I haven't even seen them in cattle in a long time. The flies have been bad this year so they may show up. Most people don't realize how much vet experience is gained on a livestock farm.

Along the line of vet stories: Back in the 80's a friend of mine had just graduated vet school and was full of piss and vinegar. Another neighbor was always going around helping farmers with vaccinating and castrating. He was a pretty good jack vet. My friend cornered him one time for castrating some pigs for a man. He told him he was practicing without a vet license and that was illegal. My neighbor asked him if it was still OK to castrate your own pigs and my friend said that of course it was. My neighbor told him that he had just bought the pigs and after he got done castrating them the guy wanted to buy them back :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Grubs in kittens
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I am still watching for the 2nd kit. Two of them are fairly tame (I can catch them) The other two duck into the wood pile where i can't get to them. Then of course it don't help that I'm gone all day haying. I only see them a little bit in the morning. I'm keeping food and water out for them so maybe that will help call them to me.

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One can go into a wild country and make it tame,
but, like a coat & cap & mittens that he can never take off,
he must always carry the look of the land as it was.
He can drive his plow through the nigger-wool,
make fields and roads go every way, build him a fine house
and wear the stiff collar, and yet he will always look like the grass where
the buffalo have eaten and smell of the new ground he has trod.


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