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My new kitten Staybler

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Hello everybody! My name is Aleksandra and my new partner in crime is Staybler. If u have a moment....here's my story.

My kitten is about 9 wks old and his name is Staybler. I took him from his mother (my outdoor cat) about a week and a half ago. I first named him Benson (after the detective on Law and Order: SVU. My favorite show). I thought he was a female until I took him to the vet recently and they told me he was a male. My bad. So now he is the male detective on the show. Anyways, the vet kept him over night for observation because he is very slim. When he had his BM, the Vet told me she found roundworms. She gave him a pill and told me he may be prone to respiratory problems. I have noticed in his BM's there were worms and they were dead. He eats just fine and stays well hydrated.

My question is...he is not as active and playful as I would have expected a young kitten to be. I bought him toys and a scratch pad, but he does not quite get it yet. I am training him to be an indoor cat and he seems to be doing fine with that. He sleeps ALOT. When I come home from work, he will not leave my sight. He falls on my lap to sleep and climbs on my legs to my shoulder when I'm cooking dinner. He just sits on my shoulder like a parrot, its so cute. The last BM was about 2 hours ago and I did not see any worms. What do ya think? His next appointment is in a week and a half. I called the vet regarding the lack of playfulness and lack of weight gain. She said it takes about 24-48 hrs for the worms to die and about 2 weeks to notice a significant weight gain. What do you think? Any input is really appreciated.

Also, I have noticed he has dried mucous on the corner of his eyes. Is this a respiratory problem or what.
Thanks, Aleksandra and Staybler
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Welcome to TCS!
post #3 of 20
Welcome Aleksandra and Staybler!
You are doing a wonderful job with Staybler! He sounds like a loving adorable kitten. Give him the time to gain weight. With your vet and your care, Staybler will be so different in a month's time.
post #4 of 20
Hi PetDetective,

Welcome to the Cat Site!

With medication, roundworms clear up in a couple of days and soon your kitten will be putting on some weight. Our fourth cat (4th pic below) was taken in as a six month old stray and she had to be treated for roundworm. Now she's so solid and filled out that I've started calling her my "little brick"!

Regarding the eye mucus, I would mention it to the vet if it hasn't cleared up on its own by then. Our second cat had some kind of a minor infection when we adopted him, and besides sneezing the other symptom was one runny eye. Our vet gave us an ointment to apply and it had cleared up within a week. Of course, I'm not a vet and this isn't a diagnosis. Couldn't hurt to call your vet for some real advice!
post #5 of 20
Welcome to the site! Staybler sounds like a wonderful addition to your family.

Regarding the lethargy, just remember that the worming pill your vet gave you is actually a mild poison to kill the worms. It's not unusual for a kitty to feel pretty punky for a while after being treated for worms. I'm sure little Staybler will be a rambunctious little kitten in no time!
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Thank you all very much. I really appreciate all the feedback and warm hospitality.
post #7 of 20
Hi Aleks! Welcome aboard!

See you on the forums!!!!
post #8 of 20
Hi and welcome to TCS! I can't offer any advice about Staybler's health but I'm sure that since you are consulting with a vet he will be just fine in a short period of time.
post #9 of 20
Welcome to you and Staybler. I'm sure the vet will help you clear up his little problems and it sounds as though you have a sweet and loving furbaby there.

Look forward to pictures and posts!
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Hello, and welcome!
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Hi there and welcome to TCS!
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Hello and welcome!!!!

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welcome!
post #14 of 20
hugs to the baby welcome! I am donna proudly owned by the incredible trio
post #15 of 20
Welcome to TCS!

Enjoy your stay and please post pictures of your kitters!
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Hi, welcome to TCS
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Welcome to TCS!
post #18 of 20
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For those of you that have read my post and sent a nice warm welcome, Stabler is doing just fine. I took him to the Vet the other day and he gained 1 1/5lbs and is hyper than ever. Not to mention....no more worms. He is so playful that he cant get enough. I will post pictures real soon. Thanks again to you all for the help and input. I will try to find the time to post more and get acquainted with you members real soon.
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Originally Posted by PetDetective
For those of you that have read my post and sent a nice warm welcome, Stabler is doing just fine. I took him to the Vet the other day and he gained 1 1/5lbs and is hyper than ever. Not to mention....no more worms. He is so playful that he cant get enough. I will post pictures real soon. Thanks again to you all for the help and input. I will try to find the time to post more and get acquainted with you members real soon.
This is such good news. I can't wait to see pictures.
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