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A trip to ER…

Our poor little kitten isn’t having a good week! 

It all started a few days ago when I noticed that he had fleas! Yuck! I don’t know how he would have got them, maybe from one of his outside walks… Me, being the awesome mother I am gave him a flea bath. Only one problem. I accidentally used dog shampoo. With permethrin. For any of you who don’t know permethrin is highly toxic to cats and can have severe neurological affects. 

Upon realising we called the vet who said to give him another bath (to get rid of any residual shampoo) and get him down there asap! 

We gave him a bath and long story short got him there as fast as we could! 

When we arrived he was shivering, although I think he was just cold, and the vet told us he was going to have to stay the night on a drip. He had a good night with no ill effects and apparently was wonderful when they gave him another bath (the third for that day!). 

Picked him up the next day with no problems, but he’s not been the happiest cat since! The poor thing is pretty timid and has been sleeping it off under my desk but he did come and have some cuddles with me this morning! Hopefully he’s better soon, I’ve definitely learnt my lesson!