What can I do to stimulate my cats appetite?

I have adopted a sick kitten. Who is 2wks post op from an exploratory laporatomy and neutering. He was eating thinned(with water) recovery can food. Now I can't get him to eat anything. What to do?

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    By: Julie Ann El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    If your kitten is 2 weeks after a surgery and is not improving I would have him re-examined by your veterinarian. A decline in your kitten's condition needs to be investigated. You didn't mention why the exploratory surgery was done but normally within 2-3 days after surgery eating at least small amounts begins and the recovery continues from there. If your kitten's exam is normal your veterinarian may have you begin syringe feeding. There are also several medications that can be used to stimulate an appetite. Julie Ann, Vet Tech

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