Rabies can't be passed from a scratch; can be passed from a bite and saliva.
Kittens are like cute little maniacs and constantly run, play, scratch things - they
are like little kids w/10x the energy. That's normal The breathing issue could be
an upper respitory issue which is easily fixable and very normal in kittens. Kittens
should have all their vaccinations by this time. As someone else said, there are plenty
of low-cost vaccination places.
I'm very sad to hear that this kitten is left outside at night. She is probably very frightened
out there being a small kitten, only 3 months old.
I volunteer with our local Animal Services and do adopt-a-pets and would never adopt out a
kitten to someone who would leave it outside at night. Sorry if I sound harsh about this. A 3
month old kitten is just a kitten, unkowing of how to take care of itself outside (unless it's a
feral that was born and lived outside from birth). Get the vaccinations for this kitten - whatever
it takes. Take care of this little being that relies solely upon your aunt for its health and well-being.
Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about this.
Post Edited (Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty) : 9/14/2008 7:47:35 AM (GMT-6)