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Family Freaked Out Over What Vet Pulled Out Of Their Kitten’s Nose

As loving pet owners everywhere know, it’s really unsettling when you know something is not right with your furry little friend. Similar to when a child gets hurt or sick, things tend to stop in the household until you figure out what the trouble is.

In a perfect world, it’s something super simple and everything is back to normal before you know it. Other times, a trip to the vet is in order, and anxieties can really ramp up until you know for sure what’s wrong.

As Honest to Paws shares, that’s the situation this family from Nebraska found itself in. The family had adopted a kitten and couldn’t have been happier with the decision, but they quickly realized the worry that comes with that responsibility when they noticed something was really wrong.

The kitty's nose had swollen a lot, and it didn’t just look like a bump or some kind of sign that it was about to go through a growth spurt.

As their concerns grew, they decided a trip to the veterinarian was in order. The kitten was wrapped in a blanket to keep it warm and comfy, and the family headed to the office of Dr. Elizabeth Farrington.

The family was beside itself as it raced to figure out what was wrong with their little friend, but they settled down a bit once they got to Farrington’s office.

Farrington was able to quickly confirm the obvious. The kitten’s nose was pretty huge, but the doctor wouldn’t know why without a closer examination. Farrington did just that, and she quickly figured out what the trouble was.

Turns out that a parasite had taken a liking to the kitty, and it had managed to bore itself in the kitten’s nose.

The parasite had to come out before it caused even greater problems. Unfortunately, the kitten was far too small to be sedated, as there’s a risk that it wouldn’t have woken back up.

That led Farrington to have to do the procedure while the kitty was wide awake, and you can bet the poor little thing was completely terrified as the doctor started poking around.

Nonetheless, Farrington got to work and started digging away to get to the parasite. The sucker was in there pretty good, so it took some doing to get to the source of the problem. The whole sad scene has been captured on video, but fair warning - this one is not for the squeamish.

Farrington kept plugging away and she finally got a hold of the parasite. She gently started tugging away, and she was amazingly able to get it out clean in one fell swoop.

That’s pretty remarkable when you see the size of this thing, as this is an absolutely massive parasite in relation to the kitten’s tiny nose.

The kitten is said to be on the mend at this point, but you can be sure it was pretty traumatized for some time after this scary event. Good thing the family caught it when it did, as who knows what kind of damage the parasite would have caused.

Source: Honest To Paws
Photos: YouTube Screenshots

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