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Hello,

Recently got two new kittens, 1 male 5 weeks old from pet shop, 1 female 6 weeks old rescued from death row at vet.
The one from the petshop (Jamie) is doing fine, the girl from the vet (Zoe) seemed to be fine but we soon found that she doesn't seem to be able to tolerate any type of food. We've had her for just over a week so far, and tried her on dry and soft food - both kitten and adult cat food, raw mince, pet mince, Whiskas milk... everything just goes straight through her and now she is not putting on any more weight.
I'm taking her back to the Vet on Monday, I don't know if she has worms which might be causing this. I will ask the Vet about her and tell you what happens.

Mouser's Human


Below are some pics - Zoe is the silver tabby, Jamie is the dark tabby.

Zoe's first day at new home.


Jamie's first day.

The following are all taken today -
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I think she needs to go to the vet ASAP... If she doesnt tolerate it that isnt good... Means she is not obsorbing what she needs also they can dehydrate so fast... Let us know how it goes...
post #5 of 13
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Since I last posted, Zoe seems much better - her third eyelid is retracted back to normal and seems to be passing more normal stools, but now Jamie has got the "squitz" and his third eyelid is showing... so whatever Zoe had, she's given it to Jamie.
The Vet is making a house call this morning to come round and see the two of them, be here in about 2 hours time.
post #6 of 13
Please do keep us updated.. Sorry they are and where sick
post #7 of 13
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Ok, vet just reckons it's been diet related. She tells us to just keep them to one type of dry food for a few days and give them some yoghurt, and see how they go. With Zoe seeming to recover by herself, hopefully Jamie will do the same.
post #8 of 13
I will keep the prayers coming still....
post #9 of 13
Honestly, I would be surprised if it is diet related and I would strongly recommend getting a second opinion. Kittens are susceptible to all sorts of viral infections and parasites and diarrhea can be very debilitating and even deadly if it goes on for more than a few days. At the very least they should have a stool sample examined. Most of these things are routine and things end up fine, but a kitten who acts a little sick should be treated as though he is very sick because they really are fragile little things.
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Originally Posted by semiferal
Honestly, I would be surprised if it is diet related and I would strongly recommend getting a second opinion. Kittens are susceptible to all sorts of viral infections and parasites and diarrhea can be very debilitating and even deadly if it goes on for more than a few days. At the very least they should have a stool sample examined. Most of these things are routine and things end up fine, but a kitten who acts a little sick should be treated as though he is very sick because they really are fragile little things.
I totally agree with what semiferal has said.
Any weight loss on such a tiny baby could be very dangerous. With diarrhea dehydration is what would also concern me.
Please keep us posted on your cuties. They both are adorable!

Susie
post #11 of 13
I think I would be looking for a new vet if that were my kitten.
post #12 of 13
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Hi again,

Zoe and Jamie have both recovered and doing well again. We we're advised that giving them some acidophilus yoghurt with their food would help them, and they were back to normal within a day or two. Zoe is now much bigger than Jamie since she got better first, but Jamie isn't sick at all now from what we can tell, so he should be catching up with his growing too.

Mouser's Human
post #13 of 13
Great news! Thank God they are recovering- they are both SOOO cute!
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