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  • Why does my cat eat her poop?
    Why does my kitten keep eating her own poo and vomit it back up?
  • Cat stool question
    We have a new 13 week old kitten. When he paces a movement he seems a little uncomfortable, although the faeces are not loose, if anything more solid, but looks normal ....what could be the reason? We have removed dried kitten food and watered down his kitten pouch food. Is there anything else we could do? He seems to have fleas, which we have treated with a Bob Martin liquid suitable for kittens from 12 weeks and are going to buy a spray for the bedding as we don't want our dog catching them too. He was frontlined 10 days ago!...thank you so so much
  • Cat has diarrhea-how much imodium?
    5 week old kitten-I got my kitten three weeks ago and he has diarrhea. He has tried flagyl, panacur, tylan and albon. I have tried three different types of cat food and hills prescription diets. I have added pumpkin, rice and chicken for the past five days. Nothing helps. He has had his stool tested. Negative for parasites. I read on your site that you can use Imodium. How much and how often for a 3 lb kitten?
  • Kitten diarrhea
    I have a kitten 7 weeks old (not sure of age). He is eating solid food (Purina Kitten Chow). Issue is he has diarrhea. Is he too young for deworming? It does not look like worms is the issue. He eats well, drinks well, and is very energetic. Any suggestions?
  • Do all female kittens have nipples?
    Do all female kittens have nipples?
  • kitten has bloody stools
    My 6 month old male kitten has been having a few bloody stools, I think its because its straining but I'm not sure if its the food that i have him on.
  • Cat Constipation
    My kitten, I think, is really constipated and has been having stomach contractions and breathing is really shallow.What do I do asap please?
  • Cat broken leg; drags legs.
    My 3 week old kitten drags her legs every time she moves, Are they broken and will heal?
  • My kitten has abnormal bowel movements.
    i just adopted a cat from a friend who found her as a stray, she is around 8 weeks old. She was perfectly fine, then we noticed her stool was hanging out of her rear. it was very hard in consistency, and it seemed like she couldn't get it out or didn't want it out. then the next day it was liquidy with little pellets, she still seemed reluctant to release, and there was two sacs one on each side of her rear full of a dark yellow liquid. what do you think is wrong.
  • Kitten vomiting
    I found kitten not older than 6 weeks. She has been wormed a week ago. Vet thinks she is healthy. Every time she eats she vomits and eats her food back. The act of vomiting looks very deadly with spasms in her body. Sometimes she seems healthy, but 80% of time she is slow and disoriented, mostly interested when food is around or fridge is open.She is NOT gaining weight at all, although she is interested in food so much. We are feeding her more than 10 times a day small meals, but still vomits.THX
  • upper respiratory infection
    I brought home a 3 week old kitten in May. Her nose was completely encrusted and she could hardly breath, much less eat. The vet here gave her 2 rounds of abx, but she has never stopped having a runny nose. She is now sick again and on a different kind of antibiotic. Will this be a chronic condition since she was sick at such a young age?
  • Chalmydia in cats
    I brought Chalmydia home from a cat show, it has spread to kittens who now have runny eyes, sneeze and are congested. What amount of Doxycycline Hyclate can be given to a 2 pound kitten?
  • Fluid membrane on kitten's eye lid
    My kitten is about 12 weeks old, this am I saw that her eye had a little bit of a yellow discharge from the inner corner of her left eye. She also is keeping it closed whenever possible. I looked at her eye and underneath both her upper and lower eyelid there is what looks like what I could only describe as a fluid filled bubble. She is much more loving than usual, she is normally quite independent. Should I be worried? And should I get her to the vet ASAP? Should I quarantine her brother?
  • Why doesn't my kitten poop solid stools?
    My 1 month old male kitten's mother disappeared. Now it cant poop.When it does poop liquid just runs out of his bright red butt.Me and my mom feed it Special Kitty Starter wet food.When his mom first disappeared we fed it Puppy Milk Replacer, but then we switched to Kitten Milk Replacer and Special Kitty Starters .Last week his brother died and I don't want that to happen to him. So why does the kitten not poop solidly? Also how would I fix that ? Help!
  • Lung defect as kitten allergic reaction to anesthesia?
    Kitten under anasthesia did not make it. Did necropsy said it was lung defect explained as allergic reaction to anesthesia. Is that common? Ever heard of it? Doing declawing procedure. Have little boys who are devastated and scared of drs and vets now
  • Kitten health: tiny white balls on my kitten that look like salt sprinkles
    My kitten has these tiny white round balls on him and they look like salt sprinkles. They fall of him every where in the house. What are they and what can I do to get rid of them?
  • Can formula milk be drunk after deworming of kittens?
    I have an orphaned kitten and she is just about 2-3 weeks old. Our veterinarian had just performed deworming on her. Will she be able to drink her formula milk right after deworming??
  • Newborn kittens in poor shape after birth, what to do?
    I am caring for a friends cats while she is waiting to move to another location. Unexpectedly, one of her cats gave birth yesterday to three kittens. I found a partial kitten (mom ate it), one kitten in the litter box with a dried sac still covering half of her and another in the bathtub that she had licked so much it was bleeding due to fur and skin loss. They were both ice cold! Mom is not producing milk (I've had many litters born over the years) and she is not interested in caring for them.
  • How do I help a rescue kitten?
    I fed three outdoor rescue kittens. One's nose is dry and warm. When she meows, I cannot hear her voice.
  • Temorary state of cat paralysis in kitten?
    My mom found 5 stray kittens that were only a couple days old and are now approx. 5 weeks. She has been caring for them and they all seem to be in normal health except one. He goes into a state of paralysis and can't be waken. During this time he purrs when he is petted and will even eat from a bottle. Eventually he wakes up and goes back to running, playing, etc. What could be the cause of this?
  • Does lactulose help pass stools in kittens?
    My three week old orphaned kitten is on Lactulose but is still having trouble passing stools. What can I do? My vet is not open for another 14 hours and kitten is in discomfort. I'm giving it lots of water, mammalac and luctulose. A little bit of diarrhea passes but hard stools still in rectum. Does lactulose break down hard stools over time?
  • My 3 week old kitten has a dew claw problem. What to do?
    My 3 week old kitten has a dew claw problem, we just noticed it today, the skin around it is dry and grey colored (though that might just be the color of the skin under the black fur) the nail of the baby is half way out. My father might think it may be a defect, or it might heal itself, should we take it to the vet or will it heal itself?
  • Will praziquantel react with ponazuril treatment in a kitten?
    Kitten was feral, born in May. She has done 2 rounds of ponazuril for coccidia but 'released' full, live worms (like rice grains) today. Would an over the counter treatment with praziquantel harm her?
  • Found a stray with diarrhea. What should I do?
    I found a kitten that hasn't eaten in awhile. I gave it hard kitten food with some milk mixed in. When I first found her the stool was fine, but now it is very runny. What do you think? Thanks I really don't have money but I didn't want it to starve.
  • Safe flea treatment for kittens?
    4 1-week old kittens at the barn all have fleas. I won't be able to give them a bath, so I need to know of a treatment that I can use.I would like to know of a product that is safe to kill fleas on week-old kittens.
  • Newborn kitten very weak
    I have a kitten. It seems a little small. It was born 3 days ago and at first it was meowing a lot and moving around. But the mother refuses to care for it. So I have been bottle feeding it. And now he doesn't move around as much, doesn't meow and doesn't wanna eat like it used to. He just sleeps. Doesn't move very much and I'm getting worried. Is it possible it will die or is it normal for this to happen sometimes? Will it eventually want to eat??
  • kitten with urti?
    hi there! i just adopted a kitten today and she has what looks like URTI. do i need to show her to a vet as soon as possible or can it hold off til' next payday?
  • Sick kitten. What s wrong?
    My kitten is weaksleeping alot. Won't eat and is throwing up. What's wrong?
  • Sudden low back/base of kitten's tail tenderness
    Our 8 month old kitten (who lives with her mother) seems to suddenly have tenderness in her low back/base of her tail; when we touch the areas, she meows in pain. Was she bitten in a fight with her mother? They do play rough. Could she have fallen? We intend to take her to the vet but are worried about the costs of x-rays, extensive tests, etc. She doesn't seem to want to play and seems depressed. Still eats and uses litter box normally. Any advice/ideas?
  • Rescue kitten sudden death. Can you tell me what happened?
    My daughter rescued a 3 week kitten from some birds who were pecking him. He at that time had blood coming from his nose. He seemed to recover from that and was acting fine except excess drinking and urinating. He died today after a routine blood draw. After the stick he became disoriented and died within 10 min. The autopsy looked normal except the kidneys were a little off. The vet is sending them off to the lab. The vet wondered about allergic reaction to the alcohol, but no problems before.
  • Kitten limping, should I take to vet?
    Our 13 week old fell off the back of the sofa 2 days ago and could not put her back leg down on the floor for an hour or so, since then she has been playing and eating and sleeping well but is still limping on it,. She is definitely putting more weight on it since yesterday, but is still limping, should I take her to the vet?
  • Scabs under kittens' chins and on top of head
    My two twin kittens have scabs under their chins and on top of their heads by their ears. What would cause this? They are indoor only. Ive checked for fleas but they still scratch. But my other two cats do not do have any of those symptoms.
  • Kitten sneezing
    I recently got a new kitten. He looks generally healthy aside from constant sneezing. He has a bit of haw showing but its so slight I almost feel its just his normal eye look. What do you think?
  • Scab like black patch on kitten's nose
    Severe hair loss and lots of tiny hairless spots on his body (especially near paws) that look like healed scabs. His ear gets dirty every day.He has tiny black dusty stuff that keeps reappearing all over his body (more to some areas, especially under belly)which disappears when washed and comes back within 2-3 days. Most worrying is the black patch on his nose. I'ts this sticky scab like thing on the bridge but NOT a scab! My other cat also now has 3 spots like this on her face.
  • Permanent damage for kitten recovering from severe ear mites?
    I have a 4 week old kitten that was just taken to the vet yesterday for severe ear mites. She is a foster so I just got her a few days ago and she could have had this infestation for a long time. The vet cleaned out her ears and applied medication. The kitten still is still acting the same and very lethargic as she was before seeing the vet. She barely moves but to lift her head occasionally. How long till she starts to perk up? Should I be worried about permanent balance and ear damage?
  • Growths on upper kitten lips and sides of mouth
    Hello! A kitten outside our house has visible brown growths on his upper lips and sides of his mouth (they are expanding). The only tumors in cats' mouths I've heard about are cats of advanced age. This kitten is only 6 months old, what does he have?
  • Hyper kitten with diarrhea and red thing coming out of anus
    I rescued a small kitten (she is probably about 12 weeks now) about a month and a half ago. She was a barn cat that was covered in fleas, and had a bladder infection. I took her to the vet and the doctor put her on an antibiotic. The kitten had her last dose about a week ago. The last couple of days, I noticed that she had diarrhea (ice cream like poo). As I was trying to clean the poo off her tail I noticed a red/pinkish thing coming out of her anus. I thought it was blood so I panicked and got a tissue to wipe it up, whatever it was it went back up inside her! Can you tell me what is could be? She is not lethargic and is hyper all the time.
  • Kitten has diarrhea after deworming?
    My kitten was dewormed about a week ago but is still having uncontrollably diarrhea and her anus is inflamed. Is there something more serious wrong with her?
  • Why would a kitten meow be weak and raspy voiced?
    He has a clean bill of health from our vet and has had 2 rounds of shots, very playful, seems perfect, but when he meows it is weak and raspy. He was a stray that just showed up, so I do not know his background.
  • Eye discharge 12 week old kitten?
    Hi my husband and myself have a 12 week old kitten. She's very active plays a lot there's no problems, but about a week ago she started having eye discharge. She squints a lot and she sneezes at times. It's only in her right eye the other one is fine. What could this be ?? Thank you
  • My kitten sounds like she is snoring
    She only sounds like that some of the time. It sounds cross between a pig and snoring. What can be causing this?
  • Kitten has diarrhea and vomiting
    We found a kitten. The past 2 days it has had very runny stool and throwing up. I have other cats in my house and very worried he may give them something. Can you tell me if I should be worried?
  • Understanding kitten bites?
    My 9 months old kitten smells my face @6am for a bit then bite my forehead, hair or hands if I dont wake up n aknowledge him. I've tried to pat him but he keeps wanting to bite my arms until he settles a bit then get off the bed. After a while he comes back and this time goes straight to my arms and his bites are more painful then.Funny thing is that he just does it to me even though I am not the one who feeds him but my husband.How can I stop this behaviour n would it mean he has a bond with me?
  • Kitten shampoo?
    We just adopted a 4 mo kitten from an agency and she is biting and scratching a lot. What can I use to wash her?
  • 5 week old kitten without a tail
    my cat had kittens 5 weeks ago one kitten doesnt have a tail or nub at all when she runs she hops i just seen that around her rectum is bulging just wondering if she could have spina bifida and could the bulging be from that? she eats canned food drinks water fine
  • Kitten feed: How do I feed a kitten? What can I use?
    How can I feed a kitten with things I probably have in my house?
  • Kitten eye: My kitten was born with no eyelids
    What can be done about this? How much would it cost to correct? What age should it be fixed?
  • Kitten constipation- when does it become fatal?
    I have four two week old kittens and 2 of them have cat flu so I have been keeping them away from the other 2 kittens that don't have it. They've been away from their mom too. I've been bottle feeding them and rubbing their bottoms so they can poop and pee but they only pee not poop. I'm afraid they might be constipated. I've put them back with their mom now so hopefully they'll poop. How quickly can constipation become fatal and how can I help them become un-constipated?

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