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#1 Dawnshade

Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:39 AM

Ive been fostering some kittens. Unfortunately they've made my own pet cat sick. She's currently at the emergency vet being treated for fever, dehydration and vomiting. :(
Feeling horribly guilty for bringing these kittens into the house. Looking at a 1k+ vet bill for my girl. All become a nightmare, just hoping my girl is okay.

Edited by Dawnshade, 16 January 2020 - 04:40 AM.

#2 Etta

Posted 16 January 2020 - 05:14 AM

Oh Dawn - I am really sorry to hear that. That risk probably wouldn't occur to most of us. I hope your poor cat is okay. That is really not fair.

#3 Silly Old Elf

Posted 16 January 2020 - 05:25 AM

I hope your cat is ok :{
It is really is t fair.

#4 Dawnshade

Posted 16 January 2020 - 06:31 AM

Thank you. Very stressed and hoping my other cat doesnt get sick too. Thankfully my cats are vaccinated so they should recover.

#5 PooksLikeChristmas

Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:20 AM

You haven’t done anything wrong, these things happen. A friend gave her mother a bunch of flowers and her mother’s cat ate some of the petals and got incredibly sick. Another person told me recently that her Essential oil diffuser caused extreme vomiting In her dog. Stop beating yourself up. You give your kitties a lovely home and want the same for other kitties. You’re a lovely kitty mum. All the best for puss puss.

#6 darcswan

Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:31 AM

I hope your kitty makes a speedy recovery!

I think the fostering company should’ve given you better guidance if this is your first time fostering. But a similar thing happened to me - my purebred kitten from a reputable breeder came to me with calicivirus. He then infected my other cat :(

I’m sorry about the financial impact too! But at least you’ve given those tiny lives another chance ❤️

#7 Dawnshade

Posted 16 January 2020 - 08:10 AM

Thanks. Ive fostered before, so aware of risks but still feels awful when it goes wrong.  I wont be fostering again. The rescue has offered to pay my cats vet bill, but dont think Ill accept.

#8 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 16 January 2020 - 08:49 AM

Oh no! I hope your kitty is feeling better soon

#9 VigilantePaladin

Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:10 AM

This is part and parcel of fostering. I've had numerous litters and families of cats and I've been well aware of the risks and why it is so important to keep them separate for at least a week as it is very common for the fosters to develop problems due to being moved and coming into a new environment. Cat flu especially.

What did your vet say was the problem?

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