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3 month old long haired throwing up, very warm, sleeps all day, eye is droopy...HELP!

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Let me first start off that I am allergic to cats, but after researching I am dealing with it effectively as well as I have always been a dog person and these are my first cats...I am already so attatched! I love these three like they were my own kids, which basically they are! Hi everyone I am new to this site, although I have been reading for a few months now, I finally found a reason to register and post a thread. Me and my girlfriend live together and got 2 kittens a few months back. Those 2 are named bella and ezeKieL. They are now 4 months old and since then we have also obtained a precious new baby (Bailey) that is just cute as can be, and she is about 3 months old now (im assuming after comparing her to my other 2). They all get along after a rough first week for the new comer...anyways back to the topic...as you now have a little background about them...

Anyways about 2/3 days ago in the morning i noticed my baby acting like she was coughing up a hairball, I figured thats all it was then she started to puke! It was tan in color, and very thick. She continued for about a minute, and puked about her total size in all. I have since then be keeping a close eye on her, but she has seemed fine. She runs around and plays with the other 2 like there is nothing wrong. So I figured nothing of it and almost forgot about it. Then today when I was working like I normally do on the computer and around the house, my gf called me in the front room where they live ( I keep them out of my office and bedroom as I am allergice to cats) anyways...she didnt see her puke but saw her aftermath...It was very dark like the food she ate this morning, and was very thick almost like a turd, but she knew it wasn't since it was covered in saliva. Since then she was playing for about 20 minutes after which, but now she has been sleeping all day. Her eyes are very droopy almost as if she is sitting there whinking at you. She is VERY WARM, very noticable compared to the other 2. She has been sleeping all day, and just generally isn't her regular self. I really do not have the cash at the moment to take her to the vet, but if it is a life or death situation I will find a way to pay for it! Please any help will be much appreciated!!!

Bailey thanks you as well as me (Shaun) and my gf Tasha!
post #2 of 13
She really needs a vet.
post #3 of 13
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I figured as much...any other suggestions?

UPDATE: now she is running around and playing on the cat tree with the others...i don't understand...
post #4 of 13
Yeah I second the above opinion. We are not vets, but your kitten needs to be seen by one, like tomorrow. It might be upper respirtory - but the kitten will not get better if you just "wait it out" - call your vet and get him in there tomorrow if you can!
post #5 of 13
It does sound like a virus or infection. Another reason to go to the vet is that if possible you want to treat it before the other cats catch it... then the vet costs would be tripled.
post #6 of 13
I'll move this to Health & Nutrition for you
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Originally Posted by wicKed1337 View Post
Let me first start off that I am allergic to cats, but after researching I am dealing with it effectively as well as I have always been a dog person and these are my first cats...I am already so attatched! I love these three like they were my own kids, which basically they are!
I really am impressed with the comments you've made about your allergies and dealing effectively with having cats. I just wanted to acknowledge that and say how that touched me.

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Hi everyone I am new to this site, although I have been reading for a few months now, I finally found a reason to register and post a thread. Me and my girlfriend live together and got 2 kittens a few months back. Those 2 are named bella and ezeKieL. They are now 4 months old and since then we have also obtained a precious new baby (Bailey) that is just cute as can be, and she is about 3 months old now (im assuming after comparing her to my other 2). They all get along after a rough first week for the new comer...anyways back to the topic...as you now have a little background about them...
Welcome to TCS!! (officially - now that you aren't lurking anymore *smile*)

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Anyways about 2/3 days ago in the morning i noticed my baby acting like she was coughing up a hairball, I figured thats all it was then she started to puke! It was tan in color, and very thick. She continued for about a minute, and puked about her total size in all. I have since then be keeping a close eye on her, but she has seemed fine. She runs around and plays with the other 2 like there is nothing wrong. So I figured nothing of it and almost forgot about it. Then today when I was working like I normally do on the computer and around the house, my gf called me in the front room where they live ( I keep them out of my office and bedroom as I am allergice to cats) anyways...she didnt see her puke but saw her aftermath...It was very dark like the food she ate this morning, and was very thick almost like a turd, but she knew it wasn't since it was covered in saliva.
Has she been checked for internal and external parasites? You mentioned that she is a long-haired cat ... are you grooming her appropriately and giving her a weekly hairball treatment?

Additionally, what are you feeding her? Does she normally eat well? How about her litter box activities? Is she um ah how to say ... outputting ... normally otherwise?

Sorry for all the questions, but it might be helpful for you to have the answers in case your vet should ask them.

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Since then she was playing for about 20 minutes after which, but now she has been sleeping all day. Her eyes are very droopy almost as if she is sitting there whinking at you. She is VERY WARM, very noticable compared to the other 2. She has been sleeping all day, and just generally isn't her regular self. I really do not have the cash at the moment to take her to the vet, but if it is a life or death situation I will find a way to pay for it! Please any help will be much appreciated!!!
It is definately not normal for a 12 week-old kitten to sleep ~all day~. Usually, they will nap for a stretch of time, and get up, eat, potty, then PLAY PLAY PLAY. While kittens do "burn hot" body temperature-wise, especially long-haired ones, your description of "very warm" is a concern.

As for going to the vet ... you really should have her in. Where did you get her? How long have you had her? If you got her from a rescue or shelter, can you call them and see if their vet can see her, perhaps at a reduced cost?

I hope everything is OK and that you'll come back and let us know how she's doing.

My continued best to all of you.
post #8 of 13
I would advise a vet check soon evan thou kitty has starting acting normal again... when was the last vet visit??
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Originally Posted by gayef View Post
I really am impressed with the comments you've made about your allergies and dealing effectively with having cats. I just wanted to acknowledge that and say how that touched me.



Welcome to TCS!! (officially - now that you aren't lurking anymore *smile*)



Has she been checked for internal and external parasites? You mentioned that she is a long-haired cat ... are you grooming her appropriately and giving her a weekly hairball treatment?

Additionally, what are you feeding her? Does she normally eat well? How about her litter box activities? Is she um ah how to say ... outputting ... normally otherwise?

Sorry for all the questions, but it might be helpful for you to have the answers in case your vet should ask them.



It is definately not normal for a 12 week-old kitten to sleep ~all day~. Usually, they will nap for a stretch of time, and get up, eat, potty, then PLAY PLAY PLAY. While kittens do "burn hot" body temperature-wise, especially long-haired ones, your description of "very warm" is a concern.

As for going to the vet ... you really should have her in. Where did you get her? How long have you had her? If you got her from a rescue or shelter, can you call them and see if their vet can see her, perhaps at a reduced cost?

I hope everything is OK and that you'll come back and let us know how she's doing.

My continued best to all of you.
WOW thank you thank you thank you...Some very informative information for me there. As far as her food, I feed them 3 time's a day with wet food, and I leave dry food out all day with fresh water as well. She hasn't puked since I last posted, her eye isn't dropping anymore, and she is back to her normal self. Im still going to go ahead and call the vet as soon as I finish typing, and see how much it is just to get her in and looked at. (sorry people, but im 23 with a lot of bill's so I haven't taken her to the vet yet, but i love this little bugger so I think im going to have to!). I will definately read up on the weekly hairball treatment, I haven't been brushing her as much as needed, so I will jump on that as well!

And thank you for that sweet compliment about me being allergic. It started with my almost taking 2 kittens home, that I saw around my church when I was helping out there a few months ago. I couldn't catch them, and they were long gone as stray's, so I checked my local newspaper and gave a few kittens a GREAT home. These 3 are so spoiled that my gf get's jealous of them. They have so many toy's it's ridiculous, so it is almost absurd for me not to take her to the vet. Anways, my routine for keeping my allergie's in check are very simple and come from this site!

I bathe them once every other week.
I vacumn/dust daily.
They are not allowed in my bedroom or office.
When I feel allergic, I take a claritin and 20 minutes later I do not feel a thing.

Not a bad price to pay to have 3 wonderful kittens, if you ask me. MY parent's and generally everyone I know was giving me crap about it, but they obviously haven't done the research themselve's cause it hasn't been very difficult.

That really concern's me about the parasite's, and I really don't want all 3 getting it! I got the third one (Bailey) the one im talking about, from a frind of my gf's that her mom would not let her keep it. So i figured we already had 2 and she is just so adorable, I thought what the heck. So let me grab the phone book and start calling...Sigh...I never have any money for myself!



Left - Bella, Middle - My Pimp Boy ezeKieL., Right - The baby Bailey.
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Originally Posted by wicKed1337 View Post
Sigh...I never have any money for myself!



Left - Bella, Middle - My Pimp Boy ezeKieL., Right - The baby Bailey.
Welcome to the world of kids and pets!

I echo Gaye in saying what a great person you are to take on these lovely kitties given that you have allergies.
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Welcome to the world of kids and pets!

I echo Gaye in saying what a great person you are to take on these lovely kitties given that you have allergies.

or in my case, kids, pets, girlfriend (soon to be wife)...I don't get anything anymore...well christmas? lol...its ok tho I don't mind...I would rather the pets and the kids and the girl be happy, I can always get my stuff later in life.
post #12 of 13
They are adorable! I can see why you would take them in even if you are allergic. How is Bailey feeling today?
post #13 of 13
Aren't they beautiful!!!

I want to say kudos to you also for taking in kitties when you are allergic...I am too, and have worked around the allergies...it can be done!

Yeah, I vote for a trip to the vet too, just to rule out any problems that could be going on.
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