Need some advice - kittens!

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chezwylde
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   Posted 1/16/2010 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
 
I'm new to this forum but am at my wits end.....
 
On the 23rd Dec i developed a cough, this developed quickly with congestion, wheezing and general feeling of illness.  Initially we put it down to a cold but when it was still there on the 8th January, i saw a Dr who diagnosed a chest infection.  I had antibiotics and was told to come back if no improvement.  I went back on Tuesday and was given a ventolin inhaler to try.
 
Anyhow today i am still the same with no improvement at all in symptoms.
 
This is the thing.... On the 24th Dec we took delivery of 2 kittens, after visiting them on the 22nd.  I am beginning to wonder if they could be the cause.....
 
however i had kittens 10yrs ago without issues
i visit family with cats without issues
I still feel the same when i leave house (which has been for 6hrs max)
 
We did sleep with them in our room initially but i have banned that and put an air purifyer in there.  They wonder throughout the house even the bedroom during the daytime.
 
I would hate to get rid of them as me and hubby especially love them to bits.
 
I am at my wits end health wise, any suggestions / advice would be great appreciated.
 
Many thanks
 
 

couchtater
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   Posted 1/16/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Start now teaching them to like baths if you want to keep them. Also ban them from your bedroom. The litter box is also a source of allergens. When you clean it wear a filter mask and gloves. Use dustless litter, too. Make sure the litter box is in a room away from where you sleep and spend most of your day.
My kitties sleep on a special furry rug. The static in the rug helps gather loose hairs and dander. Pet stores sell also an allergy wipe for the kitties furs. Put another filter in the room with the litter box.
I hope this helps.

Joy

chezwylde
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   Posted 1/16/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for that

So you think its likely to be the kittens then??

What do you mean by baths? Like you would bath a dog every week??

will try the other suggestions

couchtater
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   Posted 1/16/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes. But introduce them slowly to it. Run a small stream of lukewarm water for them to investigate. Make it fun for them. Use a damp cloth to rub them with to get them use to being wet.
With some patience you should be able to teach them to enjoy a bath.

Joy
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