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Does a sick kitten purr??

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I got a little kitten yesterday..I was told she had her shots, wormed, and flea treated on November 2nd.
She has not eaten at all and only drank a little water.
She threw up two times a foamy puke and has several bowel movements that were quite gassy, light brown and very soft in form..soft jello like.
She is a little playful and sleeping alot....constantly purring and wants to be held
Coulds she be intimidated by my 8 month old cat.....or new enviroment?
Should I give it a few days?
I gave her that one-shot bene....its a live bacteria that kittens get for upset stomachs.
Please give me advice?
post #2 of 15
Yes, kitties can purr because they are sick- do you have a vet? I would call them and see what they say; if not, I would call an emergency vet and ask- they are usually more than willing to speak to you over the phone. My cats feel bad for a day or two after their shots, and if they wormed her, that could explain the upset tummy. Some cats are sensitive to certain flea control products, too. Do you know what was used? I would get all this info together, and ask a vet to be on the safe side. Did you get her from an individual or a shelter or what? Do you have her shot records?
A change in food can also cause stomach upset. Did they send you home with a sample of her food, or the name of what she was eating? Oh, and how old is she? Sorry, lots of questions, but the vet you call will probably ask you these too .
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
i am calling vet today..I got her from a rescue...she told me that they are fed kitten chow...she is about 8 weeks old...i force fed her KMR out of a bottle
she kept it down but still has watery poop..really stinky I am ticked off cuz the lady that runs the resque said they were vet checked.. i should call her back and make her resposible for this....she had them locked in a bedroom..about25 of them..how does she know if they were eating
post #4 of 15
I think you're doing the right thing by calling the vet. Everything you describe could be caused by a combination of shots/worming/change of environment/stress, or could be illness, but if I were you I'd get her a vet check anyway - if she is ill she will get treatment, or she will get a clean bill of health - it can't hurt to get her checked
post #5 of 15
Hi and Welcome to TCS!

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post #6 of 15
Dear Laurie and Little one:

Welcome to TheCatSite and sure hope you'll find the help you need here, and that your little girl is soon back to health! Sounds like a visit to the vet is in order right away. That'd be the first thing I'd do, to get any necessary tests and rule out anything you'd want to know about and treat. Vets can test her right there and determine if she has parasites, etc. and treat that. I'd always follow the rule of thumb I would for human babies -- if you'd take one of them to the doctor, take your kitten. Little babies are delicate and you don't want to wait.

Hope to hear GOOD news soon. Best of luck and she's in my good thoughts and prayers!
post #7 of 15
Welcome to the boards, and hope your little kitty gets well soon. A vet visit is a good idea, will allow you to find out what the current health state of the kitty is right now. And it will give you a second opinion if that helps too. but welcome again, and hope to hear good news soon.
post #8 of 15
Hi there we're so happy to welcome you and your little kitty to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

I'm so happy that you are getting her checked out by the Vet - please let us know how she's doing
post #9 of 15

Welcome to TCS! I hope your new kitty feels better soon! You did the right thing in calling the vet!
post #10 of 15
Hello and welcome to TCS I hope you and your kitty enjoy it here. I hope your Kitty feels better soon too sending you some good vibes to help you out. ))GOOD VIBE(((
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
I took (Tammy) to the vet and she was not as ill as I thought....she was just
so scared and refused to eat...I reluctantly took her back to the rescue family
that had taken care of her and reunited her with her sister..she purked up right away and went and drank water. Separation anxiety if I ever saw it.
I am going to wait a few weeks and try taking her again...In the meantime we also adopted a beautiful black kitty that was there.
I would have taken Tammy and her sister but her sister is spoken for.
I have to say that the lady that runs this rescue does it out of her home and all expenses are out of pocket.... she loves these kitties and they love her.
They have a huge room with toys and everything a happy kitty needs.
This lady is a saint!!!
Thanks for welcoming me!!
post #12 of 15
Good to hear that she's alright . Hopefully, she will be ready when she is a little older, and will bond with your new kitty .
post #13 of 15
Dear Laurie:

That's good news all round except that her sister is going to adoption elsewhere. Hope there'll be "visitation rights" back and forth and that your new little black adoptee and Tammy get along very well together. Cats are social beings, contrary to the old wives' tales -- and they want and need companionship, whether from humans and/or from other cats, or ???

THANKS for caring and for adopting multiple cats! You're sure to be glad you did.
post #14 of 15
I heard that a cat can purr even if it is ill so it is hard to tell sometimes if they are sick or not.
post #15 of 15
That's true. The best thing to do is, when in doubt at all, CALL THE VET and make an appointment!
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