The cats are recovering and looking better. They’ve both had something to eat but are still resting and keeping cool. They were vaccinated yesterday and the vet thought they had been caught in time and would make a full recovery. Another hour in the plastic cat basket and it would have been too late though. It was a small carrier, nowhere near big enough for two cats especially in such extreme heat.
The kitten Elsa is about six months old and she has every chance of achieving good health. She looks slightly anaemic (a very pale nose) and we’ll be worming and checking her for fleas today. She isn’t recovering quite as quickly as her mother though. Honore’s prognosis is not so good. She has a heart murmur so will have to be monitored. It may not cause her any problems but she will need further tests when she’s feeling a bit better. Her ears are sore too, almost as though she’s been out in the sun too much.
Preventing sunburn in light coloured cats and dogs is vital – suncream smeared over ears, nose area, any thin hair patches, does the trick – and keeping pets in the shade when it’s very hot.
These two cats have a lovely nature and are gentle and pretty, we’re so glad they were brought just in time.