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New Kitten has consistant diareah, can't take to the vet

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So we found a new kitten, It is about 8 weeks old, it is having consistent diarrhea and it can't control it's bowels. So it defecates many times throughout the day. We don't know what we should do with it, My mom is too cheap and won't take it to the vet. I was wondering would a shelter take care of the kitten or do they just put them to sleep ?

I read the sticky on how to afford a vet and its basically just trying to convince you to go to the vet which won't happen cuz my mom doesn't care about cats. So that just leaves us with one option the shelter.
post #2 of 8
Hi! Welcome to the forums!

It sounds like you are having a tough time. I hope we can help you.

What is your kittens name?

You said you "found" the kitten. Does that mean you found him/her outside and brought her/him inside? How long have you had him/her?

What are you feeding him/her?

Do you have any way to get to a vet? You might be able to call ahead, tell them of your situation and ask if they will help you.

Where are you located? Someone here may know a place near you that can help.
post #3 of 8
Some shelters will immediately euthanize, some will not. Sounds like it's possible the kitten could have something like coccidia or giardia, which is contagious to people so be sure everyone is washing their hands very well & cleaning up accidents quickly.

A kitten with loose stools this bad will get dehydrated quickly, so the sooner s/he goes to a vet or a shelter who will treat him/her the better.
post #4 of 8
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at first i feed it iams kitten food then i read that it was bad food so I got friskees ocean white and tuna fish and i heard grapeseed extract would help now I have decided to take it to the shelter because If I leave it here it will definitly die. I just feel bad because its such a beautiful and nice cat with such a beautiful personality but it needs to get help and i can't help so i'm givin it to the shelter.

Hopefully they don't kill him cuz he is a good guy
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Mark_a View Post
at first i feed it iams kitten food then i read that it was bad food so I got friskees ocean white and tuna fish and i heard grapeseed extract would help now I have decided to take it to the shelter because If I leave it here it will definitly die. I just feel bad because its such a beautiful and nice cat with such a beautiful personality but it needs to get help and i can't help so i'm givin it to the shelter.

Hopefully they don't kill him cuz he is a good guy
Under the circumstances that is probably the best thing you can do. If he has to die at least it will be a humane death.

There is always the hope that the shelter will be able to nurse him back to health and find a good home for him.
post #6 of 8
Hopefully the kitten won't die. When you're an adult and live on your own, you can do things which will counteract the uncaring and unfeeling attitude of your mom which may in this case result in the needless death of a cat.

Good luck.
post #7 of 8
Bless you for caring for this little kitty! You're a very special person. As one of the previous posters has said, when you're an adult you'll be able to make more caring decisions about pets. I bet you'll be an awesome and responsible pet owner!
post #8 of 8
I hope the shelter sees how much you care and love the little kitten. Your description of its lovely personality might make them take pause and decide to nurse the little fellow back to health...I hope so.

You truly are a caring person and it makes me feel good that young people like you have such love and compassion for helpless animals...it makes my heart feel happy.

As was said...when you're an adult and able to make your own decisions...there will be some very lucky cats waiting to be taken care of by you......I hope you're blessed with many happy situations in your life!
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