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Re: Cat Question

Chris, it does sound as though your vet is cat-phobic! Unless the kitten is very wild and feral, a vet with the assistance of you or a vet tech should be able to draw blood, give shots, take temp, and generally examine the cat. Maybe you can find a cats-only vet in your area.
While we are on names, they are a hobby of mine and I am curious about "Jaron" -- how did you choose it? I like it!
This will be no help, but my neighbors called their black and white cat "Cowcat". Ha.
--Barb, Grass Valley CA
----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Petersen" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 8:37 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Cat Question

Dear All,

We took in a six week old abandoned kitten about a month ago. The vet tried
to do the feline leukemia test today, but told my son that he needs to
sedate the kitten to draw the blood. I guess he tried, but wasn't
successful. I think that the vet is getting wary of cats. Last month he
"couldn't" vaccinate my older cat. I don't want to give my cats anesthesia
just for simple procedures. He told Jaron that he might have to keep the
kitten over night! Time for a new vet? What do you all think?

Also, the kitten is black and white and needs a name. My son wants to name
him, but so far can't come up with any name that fits. Any ideas?

My husband doesn't want any more cats in the house. So far the kitten has
been living in Jaron's room. He needs to be isolated from the other cats
until he's tested anyway. We're hoping that the kitten will stay. Jaron is
24 and "it" will be his cat.

Chris Petersen
Northport, Long Island, New York
Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)

My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt

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