This is Benjermin, a 2-year-old handsome cat. He suddenly began vomiting and had bloody diarrhea. His mom was so worried about her baby boy.
Benjermin's mom says: "He is my heart. Him and his sister are the only reason I smile sometimes, since my oldest daughter died and my youngest isn't always around."
She was hoping Benjermin would begin to feel better, but he started to feel worse. Benjermin isn't vaccinated, so she was so scared Benjermin had distemper or feline leukemia.
Just like humans, cats should get vaccinations to help their overall health. Vaccinations help protect your cat from viruses and diseases, as well strengthen their immune systems. Your veterinarian is qualified to help you determine what vaccinations are best suited for your cat depending on their age, overall health and where you live. Chewy has a great article on cat vaccinations that also includes a schedule of when cats should start receiving their shots here.
Benjermin's mom is on a limited income and is a single mom, and she was very worried about the cost of an emergency vet visit. She decided to take him to the vet, and applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
Thankfully, Benjermin didn't have either! He had an intestinal infection, causing him to feel icky. He was put on medication to clear up the infection, and his mom is going to get him vaccinated as soon as he's healthy enough for the shots.
Infections like this commonly cause inflammation of the intestinal lining, stomach upset, and diarrhea and if treated quickly, most cats will fully recover. However, there are cases where the diarrhea can cause life-threatening dehydration. If your cat shows the signs that Benjermin did, make sure you contact your vet immediately.
Fur Kids Foundation recommends that all pets receive their regularly scheduled vaccinations and have yearly appointments (or more frequently if younger or older) with a veterinarian.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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