No One Thought This Kitten Would Survive

Posted in Cat Stories - On: February 1, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: February 1, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

Shuri is the furry sweetheart of Simona and her husband who adopted her.

However, this little ball of fur had so many health issues that she almost died.

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She weighted just over 1lb when she was adopted so her new parents took her straight to the vets to make sure she was in good health.

The vet discovered she had a fever and gave her some injections to lower the fever and treat the infection that was causing it.

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But two weeks later the fever returned and it was worse than before, she needed to be hospitalized because now her eyes and nose were also infected.

Shuri was diagnosed with feline viral Rhinotracheitis, she probably got the infection when she was born, or soon after from her mother or the litter.

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She was so fragile and weak, she had to be put on IV.

During her stay at the vet, they discovered some other problems she had. She had a fungus on her skin that was causing her to lose her fur.

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She had even infected her humans with the fungus the short time she had been with them.

It took three months, lots of trips to the vet and host of medications before Shuri was in the clear.

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Despite all her health issues and her small size, she is a very happy and playful cat.

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Here she is doing her “Shurizaurus” pose…

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She runs around the house like she’s a puma, and spends a lot of time at the windows birdwatching.

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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