So I am currently "foster sitting" another foster's kittens. They are 11 weeks old.
The past few days I have noticed one of them seems to be "foaming at the mouth," although the consistency is not foamy. Sorry because this is a gross description, but it's very mucousy (almost like what you would blow out of your nose when you are sick) and is somewhat yellow in color.
He is not on any medication so that can be ruled out as a cause. I thought about the idea that he got into something toxic but it's pretty well kitten proofed over here and I don't keep anything remotely toxic at a level that he could get into it.There are also two other kittens here not showing these symptoms.
He's eating and drinking normally and his activity level is pretty good. I would like to see him a little more active but he is certainly not lethargic.
The only other symptom I have noticed is that his fur smells really bad. Like, so stinky I gave in and bathed him. Even after that he still has a "smell" to him.
I will get him to the shelter vet on Monday but has anyone ever seen this behavior in a cat or kitten? Any ideas on what could be causing it? If he doesn't feel well I want to try and help him before then but I don't know what to do. I have done some research online but can't really find anything conclusive. I am also concerned that if he's picked something up he will pass it to the other kittens (and one adult cat) that are here.
He was vaccinated 2 weeks ago and had a little vomiting after that but it cleared up. He was neutered on Tuesday (which is partially what I was attributing his lower energy level to) but his incision looks great.
Not sure what it could be and if it's okay to wait until Monday. Thanks for any help!