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The 2 month old kitten we adopted yesterday wont eat or drink anything. We gave her the same thing she is use to eating. We put her by the dish, but she just walks away. Will she eat or drink when she is ready? Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by IBelongInTheZoo View Post
The 2 month old kitten we adopted yesterday wont eat or drink anything. We gave her the same thing she is use to eating. We put her by the dish, but she just walks away. Will she eat or drink when she is ready? Does anyone have any suggestions?
Try something that smells good, such as tuna ... it should raise his appetite imo
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Originally Posted by arie85 View Post
Try something that smells good, such as tuna ... it should raise his appetite imo
That is a good idea. I will try it.
post #4 of 11
Tuna may work, just go easy on that...just a tiny bit.

She's probably just scared and overwhelmed. I would suggest setting her up in one room, with food, water, and litter. Access to the whole house can be overwhelming for a baby. Put the litter at the opposite end of the room from her food, as they don't like to eat where they potty.

One trick that may help is lots of love. Momma cats will lick the top of the babies heads to get them to eat. You don't have to lick her, though LOL . Just lots of petting if she seems receptive to that (if she's not frightened). I notice that most of my adult cats still get hungry after they get lots of attention...the association never goes away (love/hunger).
post #5 of 11
I'll move this to the health forum, but keep a close eye on her because if she doesn't drink she could dehydrate.
post #6 of 11
If that doesn't work you may need to get KMR, and if he wont lap that up himself, force feed him with a Meduim syringe (no needle of course), if your not comfortable with that idea and kitty doesn't eat the warm tuna-vet time.
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That is a good idea. I will try it.
She's EATING it Thank you for the suggestion. I also welcome other ideas too.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by beandip View Post
One trick that may help is lots of love. Momma cats will lick the top of the babies heads to get them to eat. You don't have to lick her, though LOL . Just lots of petting if she seems receptive to that (if she's not frightened). I notice that most of my adult cats still get hungry after they get lots of attention...the association never goes away (love/hunger).
That's very interesting! I have noticed that my cats often go to the food bowl after lots of attention and petting, but I didn't know why.
post #9 of 11
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She's EATING it Thank you for the suggestion. I also welcome other ideas too.
Way to go
post #10 of 11
Awesome, if you need anything else, don't heasitate.

Very seldom does and cat refuse tuna, and when one does, you KNOW that they feel like absolute crap. In fact that is usually my test to see if I need to take them to the vet when one isn't acting right.
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Awesome, if you need anything else, don't heasitate.

Very seldom does and cat refuse tuna, and when one does, you KNOW that they feel like absolute crap. In fact that is usually my test to see if I need to take them to the vet when one isn't acting right.
You haven't met our cats then. Neither of our cats will eat tuna or anything with fish in it.
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