Nov 17, 2022
Kesha 21 is actually an Austin Pets Alive! kitten. This 3-month-old kitty
was born in our care, and raised within the APA! nursery program. She’s what
we name a “neonatal graduate”—and sure it is all proper to image her
candy self in a teeny cap and robe.
However when Kesha 21 acquired her spay surgical procedure, our veterinarians found some coronary heart points that she’d seemingly been born with. Additional examinations led our vets to consider that Kesha 21 has superior pulmonic stenosis—a uncommon situation in cats.
Having this situation implies that certainly one of Kesha 21’s coronary heart valves is simply too
slim, making it arduous for her physique to get blood to her lungs. It isn’t
simply affecting her well being. Kesha 21’s persona is affected, too.
She’s gotten a bit of extra quiet as her coronary heart points have progressed.
The veterinarians say issues will worsen for Kesha 21, if she does not start work with a heart specialist. The
blockage of blood move is placing further pressure on her coronary heart, which
might trigger Kesha 21 to faint and even go into coronary heart failure.
She’s going to get wanting breath, and exhausted, from the atypical taking part in
and operating that the majority kittens are capable of take pleasure in. We do not but know if
the pulmonic stenosis will have an effect on Kesha 21’s lifespan.
A heart specialist who we have partnered with earlier than to right animals’ coronary heart
issues can seek the advice of with Kesha 21 and provides her the specialty therapy
she wants. Kesha 21 could also be a candidate for surgical procedure, or her situation
managed by way of medicine. After preliminary therapy, this younger
kitten will seemingly want extra monitoring nonetheless, so we are able to keep watch over
that tiny ticker and hold Kesha 21 as wholesome and nicely as she will be,
for so long as we are able to.
Kesha 21’s care goes to be very costly. Simply the preliminary cardiac session will value $5,000.
Whereas some shelters would quit on a younger kitten who wanted such
costly care at such a young age, we all know our group is with us in
believing with all our hearts that Kesha 21 deserves the chance to
reside, and to reside nicely.
With a woof, a purr, and a thanks,
The APA! Staff