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kitten got sick???? a little worried

post #1 of 28
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hello again! so the kittens are 1 month and 1 day old today. they are roaming around the house really well and growing so fast and are getting really big! i just walked into the bedroom and noticed one of the kittens on the bed was licking the blanket, she licks a lot of things, so i went to check on her and realized she had thrown up and was licking it. this is a lot of detail here***it was all white (moms milk) and looked a little chunky, almost like cottage cheese. she had recently started (past 3 or 4 days) to eat smaller chunks of kitten food but i did not see any when i cleaned up the mess. i was thinking she maybe licked something off the floor she shouldnt have, but we just cleaned yesterday. or maybe she had drank too much milk, but this hasnt happened before. do we need to take her into the vet tomorrow? she has been acting fine all day. should we just wait and see how she acts or since she is so young should we take her in just in case? ty for your help!
kittie
post #2 of 28
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now the baby that got sick isnt acting like her usual self.. thought i would add that
post #3 of 28
Vomiting and not acting 'right', definitely a good idea to have her seen by a vet. Is she still eating and pooping/peeing normally?
post #4 of 28
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i just happened right before i posted the first post. since momma cat has cleaned her and she (the kitten) is sleeping. she does not want to do anything else but sleep. i thought since it just happened maybe i was over reacting but now i am worried bc u know sometimes when we get sick after we "get sick" we are fine but she actually seems sick. i dont know what is wrong with her. i am going to make an appointment first thing in the morning.
post #5 of 28
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she got sick again, not as much as last time though. she is awake now but i will keep u updated on if she starts acting more normal or if she is still acting sick
post #6 of 28
That is a good idea, taking her to the vet It's always better to be safe than sorry, especially with young animals because they can go from mildly sick to majorly sick in a short period of time.

Good luck and please keep us updated on her!
post #7 of 28
I just wanted to add, it is important to make sure she is not dehydrated. Dehydration in a young kitten is very serious and can be lethal in a matter of hours.

You can check by pulling her skin back at the scruff of her neck...it should bounce back immediately. If it does not, she needs to be seen tonight...do you have the number of an emergency vet in your area, just in case?

In the meantime, you can also give her Home-made Pedialyte, in small amounts at a time, as she will tolerate them:

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* 1 cup water (boiled then cooled)
* Small pinch of baking soda
* Small pinch of Salt
* 2 teaspoons of sugar

Mix all ingredients well. Make sure the mixture has been slightly warmed before feeding to your kitten. The mixture will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Feed 1ml (1cc) every half an hour for the first two hours using a dropper or feeding syringe. Also make sure your kitten is on his tummy and not his back when you feed. Feed very slowly so the fluid does not go down the wrong tube and choke your kitten.
post #8 of 28
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yeah everyone at the vet knows me by name. i have worked with them/they worked with me to find a stray cat a home. i think she just had a little left in her tummy since she licked it the first time she got sick and she had to get that out too. she isnt determined to sleep as of right now so that is good. i tried to check for the dehydration but i couldnt really tell. she is quite furry. i am going give her water just in case (we have a kitten bottle and such so im sure i can do it) just in case. thanks for your help. i was ready to take her in asap if i had to just needed to make sure i wasnt jumping the gun lol. i will still make an appointment for them to go in tomorrow. i will also keep you updated!! ty!!!!
post #9 of 28
No problem, thanks for keeping me updated! Good luck with her! Hey, and maybe post some pictures when you have a chance...LOL, we always love pictures!
post #10 of 28
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she is getting in that sleep state again so we are about to give her water right now. i have a lot of pictures online under the pictures only board. im sure if u look under my sn and find all posts i have written u will find it very very easily!!
post #11 of 28
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well nm about the pictures! i dont see them. i will post some on here tomorrow when things arent so hectic. the princess thread is mine though and the one that says "kittens and cameras pic inside" is mine too
post #12 of 28
How is everything?? Sounds like it is about time to make the appt. at the vet for mom to be spayed for when the kittens are around 8 weeks of age.

Katie
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by kittiekitten
she got sick again, not as much as last time though. she is awake now but i will keep u updated on if she starts acting more normal or if she is still acting sick
I think she needs to go to the doctor ASAP... Vomiting isnt good. She is a little baby.
post #14 of 28
kittiekitten took her kitten to the vet, I am sure she wll update later when she returns.

Again, sending out some prayers that whatever is wrong can be easily fixed with medication. Poor thing (you and her)

It's really scary when they get sick like that.
post #15 of 28
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thanks poohandwendy for that last msg! the kitten got sick 4 times total so i saved some and brought it in with me. i just got back from the appointment, its the first time they could get me in instead of earlier today like i had planned. everything went well. he has been eating kitten food of the floor (like i said) and the vet though maybe his stomach wasnt ready for it. today he has been a lot more active and being himself. the vet gave both of them deworming medicine though just in case they have worms, which i doubt they do, but better safe then sorry! ty again for all of your help and support!
post #16 of 28
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btw the vet also told me to wait 2 more weeks before trying to get them eating canned kitten food. thought i would add that in! oh and today is the first time he went potty on the floor (instead of sasha doing butt duty)!!!!! helmyt hasnt done that yet, but im sure it will happen soon.
post #17 of 28
That is great news. Way to go with the potty business...
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by kittiekitten
yeah everyone at the vet knows me by name. i have worked with them/they worked with me to find a stray cat a home. i think she just had a little left in her tummy since she licked it the first time she got sick and she had to get that out too. she isnt determined to sleep as of right now so that is good. i tried to check for the dehydration but i couldnt really tell. she is quite furry. i am going give her water just in case (we have a kitten bottle and such so im sure i can do it) just in case. thanks for your help. i was ready to take her in asap if i had to just needed to make sure i wasnt jumping the gun lol. i will still make an appointment for them to go in tomorrow. i will also keep you updated!! ty!!!!
My kittens died on monday from a combo of URI and dehydration caused by the cold even though I was giving them water and Krm. I waited the night and one was dead when I woke up. I thought I was doing enough and that a cold was that serious. Tough way to learn a lesson.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by IloveSiamese
My kittens died on monday from a combo of URI and dehydration caused by the cold even though I was giving them water and Krm. I waited the night and one was dead when I woke up. I thought I was doing enough and that a cold was that serious. Tough way to learn a lesson.
Do not beat yourself up you did exactly what your heart had to do. You did a good job and still are.Cheer up.
post #20 of 28
I'm not being hard on myself.

I'm just warning that sometimes things might now seem super bad because you are doing everything right. It can't hurt to be safe and see the vet before it is really serious and there's nothing left to do, like with what happened to me.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by IloveSiamese
I'm not being hard on myself.

I'm just warning that sometimes things might now seem super bad because you are doing everything right. It can't hurt to be safe and see the vet before it is really serious and there's nothing left to do, like with what happened to me.
I did not mean it that way I read it as you said you didn't do enough I felt you did, but I read it wrog sorry.
post #22 of 28
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im sorry that ur kittens passed away!!! i have no idea what i would have done if that happened to us!! <hugs>


the kitten that was getting sick is actually doing really good now and has not gotten sick again and is acting like his young little self again completely. the deworming medicine they got yesterday made him (the one who was sick) have to go potty (#2) and he did all by himself all over a cord in the corner . so therefore we have moved them into a confined spot (1/4 of our bedroom) and put a litter box in there (though the vet said we wouldnt have to yet) and he went potty (#1) last night all by himself in the litter box!!!!!!!! i was sooo shocked!!! i cant believe it. helmyt has yet to go potty by himself but with due time i know he will. he is a little bit slower in development then the black kittie.
post #23 of 28
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here is a link to the pics on a different site hope it works!!
http://www.babytalkzone.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=6105
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by kittiekitten
here is a link to the pics on a different site hope it works!!
http://www.babytalkzone.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=6105
How cute and I like the name helmet.
post #25 of 28
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we decided to spell helmet a little different bc all of our cats and kids have interesting spelled names, if not their 1st name then their middle so we decided to spell helmet... helmyt or helmytt. the black kittie (sick one) has used the potty 2 times now! there was a larger amount of urine today, but i did the skin pinch test thing and i think maybe he is a little dehydrated but i cant tell bc of all the fur again. since he is using the potty do u think he may not be drinking from sascha as much?? (we changed from sasha to sascha) should i leave a little water out for the little squirt to see if he is just ready for that step too??? since the dr thought his stomach upsetness could have been his stomach was ready for kitten food, what should i put out for him if he isnt drinking from sascha? i have been gone most of the day so i dont know if he has been nursing or not. not really too worried bc i gave him water (from a bottle) and he is acting as crazy as ever even before i gave him the water.
post #26 of 28
That is funny my son is Dakoda not Dakota
post #27 of 28
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our cats names are (havent named the black kittie yet) Reddetta, Serj, Sascha, Helmytt and my kid's names are Robert Issack Zöe Vermillion and Shae Madysen
so just little differences i think are cute
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by kittiekitten
our cats names are (havent named the black kittie yet) Reddetta, Serj, Sascha, Helmytt and my kid's names are Robert Issack Zöe Vermillion and Shae Madysen
so just little differences i think are cute
WOW you gave them all unique touches.
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