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Little Kitten called Honey needs lifesaving surgery to correct deformity

8th October 2021

When Honey was rescued by the ISPCA, she was suffering from cat flu and a bad eye ulcer. Despite ongoing treatment, she continued to suffer repeated respiratory infections.

As she grew her breathing seemed to worsen. Something just didn’t add up. Honey wasn’t acting like a normal playful little kitten.                                                                                                                                                                                    

It turns out that Honey has a rare congenital condition called Pectus Excavatum. Her sternum is misshapen and sunken into her chest. This is putting pressure on her little heart and lungs, so that she is struggling to breathe normally. If left untreated, she will not survive.  

Honey needs to undergo lifesaving surgery to correct the deformity giving her the best possible chance of survival, and the hope of living a normal life. This involves fitting an external splint for 4 to 6 weeks, pulling her sternum out to a normal position to stop it growing inwards. She’ll also need follow up X-rays in the local vets, plenty of post procedure rest and pain management.

After such a difficult start in life, this little kitten deserves a second chance. Her procedures, X-rays and medications are expensive and she will need lots of aftercare as well as further X-rays and veterinary care. Please if you can, make a kind donation here to help Honey. 

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