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Kitten Help!

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Hi again!

I would like some advice on what to do about a small kitten. You see, this kitten was in a litter of five. His mother is a fairly tiny female cat about two years of age. But, lately, one gray kitten has been worrying me. He's much, much smaller than the rest. He doesn't seem to be getting any bigger. He's still incredibly skinny, and, upon picking him up, his cry doesn't sound very healthy. It's shaky and raspy. I'm fairly certain that he's the runt of the litter, but even a runt shouldn't be so small.

Should I separate him from his mother and littermates? I've hand reared a kitten in the past, and did a successful job, but that was a kitten that we had when he was a day old. Is it okay to part a nearly two week old kitten from his mother? I think bottle feeding and getting him away from competition for food would be beneficial. I'm also considering taking him to a veterinarian to get him looked at, but that won't be for a day or two.

Please, any help you give me would be amazing! Thank you!

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How old is this kitten? Is mom rejecting him and pushing him away? Kittens can go downhill pretty fast. It doesn't sound promising for him. If you cannot get him to a vet in the next day or two, you might lose him.

IMO I let mother nature run the show. While its good to try and save them, this kitten may have many medical problems or internal problems and he may be sick for the rest of his life if he survives.

Do what you can to help him, but don't be surprised if he passes on.
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