Meet Our New Friend Jag

Jag​ ​is​ ​a​ ​4- ​month- ​old​ ​kitten​ ​that​ ​was​ ​presented​ ​on​ ​emergency​ ​to ​Switzer​ ​Veterinary​ ​Clinic​.​ ​​ ​The​ ​owners​ ​had​ ​applied over-the-counter​ ​flea​ ​medication​ ​purchased​ ​at​ ​a​ ​local​ ​thrift​ ​store.​ ​​ ​A​ ​few​ ​hours​ ​later they​ ​noticed​ ​Jag​ ​began​ ​to​ ​have​ ​muscle​ ​tremors​ ​that​ ​worsened​ ​as​ ​the​ ​day​ ​went on​ ​to​ ​the​ ​point​ ​where​ ​he​ ​could​ ​not​ ​voluntarily​ ​move.​ ​On​ ​examination​ ​Jag’s​ ​whole​ ​body​ ​was​ ​in tremors​ ​and​ ​he​ ​was​ ​barely​ ​conscious.​ ​He​ ​was​ ​immediately​ ​bathed​ ​and ​​ ​Dr.​ ​Reichardt​ ​admitted​ ​him​ ​to​ ​the​ ​clinic,​ ​placed​ ​an​ ​intravenous catheter​ ​for​ ​fluids​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​medications​ ​to​ ​help​ ​reduce​ ​his​ ​muscle​ ​tremors.​ ​​ ​His​ ​treatments continued​ ​for​ ​48​ ​hours​ ​and​ ​he​ ​was​ ​discharged​ ​with​ ​no​ ​lasting​ ​effects​ ​of​ ​the​ ​toxin.

Jag’s​ ​owners​ ​were​ ​initially​ ​not​ ​going​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​him​ ​into​ ​the​ ​clinic​ ​due​ ​to​ ​expenses,​ ​but​ ​they​ ​were able​ ​to​ ​borrow​ ​some​ ​money​ ​from​ ​a​ ​family​ ​member​ ​to​ ​cover​ ​the​ ​emergency​ ​fee.​ ​However,​ ​they could​ ​not​ ​afford​ ​any​ ​additional​ ​expense​ ​for​ ​hospitalization​ ​and​ ​treatment​ ​and​ ​were​ ​considering euthanasia.​ ​We​ ​(Switzer​ ​Veterinary​ ​Clinic,​ ​Dr.​ ​Reichardt,​ ​Jag​ ​and​ ​Jag’s​ ​family)​ ​want​ ​to​ ​thank you​ ​for​ ​your​ ​life-saving​ ​donations.​ ​If​ ​it​ ​had​ ​not​ ​been​ ​for​ ​Michigan​ ​Animal​ ​Health​ ​Foundation, Companion​ ​Animal​ ​Fund,​ ​Jag​ ​would​ ​not​ ​have​ ​been​ ​able​ ​to​ ​receive​ ​the​ ​care​ ​he​ ​needed.

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