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Sleepy and No Eating?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
My new kitten Krizzma is young i'm not sure how old because she found her self wondering around in my barn. She has teeth coming in so she is weaned. The problem is she sleeps alot and when she wakes up it takes her no longer than 3mins to go back to sleep?

When she's awake she just cries some and goes back to sleep. She hasn't been eating and i know kittens sleep alot but to the point where she isn't awake long enough to eat? Should i wake her up to eat.. i feed her canned cat food a clean water she has sampled the canned food and alittle water eariler at about 8am but hasn't wen't to the restroom and makes slight wake ups.

Is it normal for a kitten to do this? I'm not sure i've had quite a few kittens but they never stayed asleep like she does. If you have any advice please let me know.

Thanks
post #2 of 12
time for a vet check up......
post #3 of 12
How long have you had the kitten?

Having teeth doesn't mean that a kitten is weaned--mine had teeth when it landed in my yard at 2 weeks of age and it was a number of weeks before it was fully weaned. (I dropper fed him kitten formula until he was eating solids). Also, young kittens still have their mama's stimulating them to go to the bathroom so that might be a reason it's not going. If it hasn't had enough fluids that could be another.

A healthy kitten will sleep long stretches but should be eating vigorously when it does wake up. If this kitten landed with me I'd be making a trip into the vet.

Here's some good info:
http://www.kittenrescue.org/handbook.htm
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
The vet problem is my normal vet is about 45mins away. I've only had about a day or so and she is a good size so she's weaned. The vet close by is never in the office and when you call nobody has any clue (rolls eyes).

She seems healthy since she has a strong cry, when she wakes up she just wants you to hold her i put some water in a baby bottle and she will drink from it when she feels like it she isn't looking for any nipples and such.

Anything else i should be looking for? Thanks
post #5 of 12
I dunno, 45 minutes away sounds worth it to me if the kitten is ill. Lethargy and not eating were the main symptoms that my kitten had recently when he had an intestinal parasite. He had a good strong meow still, and in fact I never heard him meow as loud as right before he threw up.

Watch for dehydration (check the link I gave you, no bowel movements or diahrea).
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well she just woke up and i took her out and if you scoop alittle kitty can food on your figure she'll start eating. But seeing how she has flea's she must stay contained in her cage but she ate which is good but still looking for bowel movement. I'll keep everybody updated and i'll set up a time with my vet to bring her in.

She seems pretty wild child in there (lol) but she will fall back asleep. I think she might just be alittle nervous still and such but if she gets worse i'll take her to the clinic up town for a vet check.

Thanks everybody for your help.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by KittyPaws
Well she just woke up and i took her out and if you scoop alittle kitty can food on your figure she'll start eating. But seeing how she has flea's she must stay contained in her cage but she ate which is good but still looking for bowel movement. I'll keep everybody updated and i'll set up a time with my vet to bring her in.

She seems pretty wild child in there (lol) but she will fall back asleep. I think she might just be alittle nervous still and such but if she gets worse i'll take her to the clinic up town for a vet check.

Thanks everybody for your help.
Keeping her in her cage isn't going to do much for the flea problem. You really need to get her to a vet for a checkup, de-wormed (if she has fleas she also will have tapeworm and often kittens are born with worms that they get from their moms) and de-flead. You will probably have to treat your carpets for fleas as well. Anything you have in her cage like blankets, soft toys, etc. will also need to be thoroughly washed or the fleas will just keep coming back. She may very well also be anemic because the fleas are sucking her bloodless and if she is small and young, that can be very dangerous for her.

Please, please make that trip to the vet and have her looked after.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well she recently had wen't to the bath room in both ways which is good and everything looks good she's eating the cat food like no tommorrow and she has clean water for the night. Also my mom got us frontline and she's going to call the vet on if she is old enough for wormer since i'm not sure.

We have some things for the carpets and such to help with the flea's. She's not crying as much when she wakes up so everything is starting to look good. I haven't seen any more problems i'll keep any eye on her tonight though.

Thanks for everybody's help.

KittyPaws & Krizzma
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by KittyPaws
Well she recently had wen't to the bath room in both ways which is good and everything looks good she's eating the cat food like no tommorrow and she has clean water for the night. Also my mom got us frontline and she's going to call the vet on if she is old enough for wormer since i'm not sure.

We have some things for the carpets and such to help with the flea's. She's not crying as much when she wakes up so everything is starting to look good. I haven't seen any more problems i'll keep any eye on her tonight though.

Thanks for everybody's help.

KittyPaws & Krizzma
Great. When your mom calls the vet he'll know for sure about worming and also what product and dosage to use.

Thanks for taking good care of this little one.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yea i had to "make" troy listen to the vet since he was off work and i was going to pick up my pony from the breeders so my mom was going to call to tell him what the vet said.

It kills him to listen ::rollseyes:: but yea she's doing great the vet said if her stool is solid then she's fine and should be doing good on our wet food blend. But like people know troy wants a siamese so i'm looking into one. Hopefully i'll have no problems with that.

Thanks
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by KittyPaws
But like people know troy wants a siamese so i'm looking into one. Hopefully i'll have no problems with that.

Thanks
That's good - Siamese really do need another kitty for company and the other kitty doesn't have to be Siamese.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yea but if he gets one he gets another then i get another feral (or such) and it keeps going until i have 5 litter boxes 25 bags of cat food and i live outside in a dog house lol.
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