My girlfriend and I took in a kitten about a week ago. He is 5 weeks old, and has seen the vet who gave him a full bill of health, and gave us the worming stuff which we promptly gave to him and everything was fine untill he developed a slight case of diarrhoea. He was living rough behind a wheelie bin when he was discovered, so we are wondering if the change in diet form scraps, possibly chicken and such to a more rich diet may be the cause, the faecies is lightish brown and is a little loose not quite watery. Other than the diarrhoea he seems happy, he is average weight and very very lively. Another concern is that he dosn't seem to be drinking as much as he should, we have done the dehydration test on the scruff of his neck and found that he was slightly dyhydrated so we have started to feed him water from a pipett. He seems to be doing ok now but we wondered if this also is a possible cause. We are going to take him to the vets again for another check up soon, but just to ease our minds if any one can shead some light you would be big relief.
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8/22/09 at 8:39am