Originally Posted by SaveTheKitties
Upper Resp. Infection at which time the vet gave me a special canned food. I think it was a prescription food, the key to this food according to the vet was that it was "smelly" and Squeakers would be able to smell it.
Maybe it was Science Diet A/D food? That's what I use to get my foster kits to eat. Expensive...I drop about $2.50 a can for it if I don't get it from the shelter.
It could be a upper resp. if he won't eat. I'd take him to the vet if he won't eat food too long--it may not be what you're feeding him. If the vet determines that he is sick, ask him about food. Actually, ask him if you should force-feed him (the cat, not the vet). If the vet says yes, get a syringe (probably 12cc) from the vet and a can of either science diet a/d (from the vet) or a can of "precise" cat food from the pet store, mash it, add water, mash some more, draw the mash up in the syringe, and get a towel. Prepare for a mess. Force feed the kitten. Repeat it several times a day until he eats on his own.
If he's not sick...try feeding him the same thing a few days in a row, get a little on your finger, put it in his mouth and then just leave him be for a while to see if he wants to try it on his own. Sometimes changing food too often will make the cat fussy.