This is Olivia, a 2-year-old Siamese cat. Her mom has recently ran into some hardships, and lost her job. She didn't have the funds to spay Olivia, so it wasn't much of a surprise that Olivia came home pregnant one day.
Olivia gave birth to three adorable kittens. Unfortunately, two days after giving birth, Olivia was still bleeding, had no energy and could hardly stand up. She rushed Olivia to the vet, and applied for emergency veterinary assistance with Fur Kids Foundation.
According to AnimalWised:
it is normal for some bleeding to occur after a cat gives birth. ... Spotting is normal for about 48 hours after a cat gives birth. If it continues to happen after this time, you should take them to the vet to rule out a problem. You will need to also look at other symptoms. If the cat stops eating, has vomiting and/or diarrhea or any other symptoms where you think they may be ill, you need to take them to the vet.
At the vet she was given two options. Surgery for Olivia or she could take home some medication that would help clot Olivia’s bleeding and make it stop. Olivia's mom chose to try the take home medication. Last we heard from Olivia's mom was the bleeding was slowing down, she was gaining some energy, and was walking around the house again.
She's doing great. She's stopped bleeding and has gotten her color and strength back. She's eating, drinking and going potty. Her babies are getting bigger, they are a week old today and starting to open their eyes. I truly and whole-heartedly appreciate your help."
We hope Olivia continues to make a swift recovery, and when she's healthy enough, gets spayed. Spaying and neutering procedures help to keep cherished family pets healthy. Spaying your female cat or dog helps prevent uterine infections and cancers, as well as breast cancer. Neutering a male pet helps prevents testicular cancer as well as helps to improve some behavior issues such as reducing their probability for roaming or fighting, and urine-marking in inappropriate places. Fur Kids Foundation encourages all pet owners to responsibly spay and neuter their fur kids.
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% ran 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. You can see a list of those who support us on our Supporters page. Check out 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.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
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