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Taking care of a sick kitten with other pets.

Posted by David on December 5th, 2010

cat_content_logoYour heart goes out to a sick kitty and you decide to take him home. You’re doing the little guy a favor — but you could be endangering your other pets. So make sure to take appropriate precautions.

First, make sure that all of your pets are properly vaccinated, and that the kitten’s illness is being treated. Then, when the cat arrives, do not allow the animals to share food dishes or litterboxes. In fact, the best thing is to keep the sick cat isolated from your other pets. It will not only help protect your other animals, but will help minimize stress for the sick kitty while she heals.

Ask your Veterinarian about how the kitten’s disease is transmitted. He or she will be able to provide you with any additional precautions.

 
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