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Why is my kitten stomach so big?? It looks really bloated.

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Why is my kitten stomach so big?? It looks really bloated.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Is he eating?

Drinking?

Vomiting?

Normal stools?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hi, yes he's eating and has normal stools.. He's drinking water fine. He did throw up once last night.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
One possible cause is parasites, causing a kitten bloated belly.

Other causes would be eating a large meal - common in kittens.

Unfortunately other causes such as viruses causing fluid in the belly are other causes.

As long as there is a normal appetite and not continued vomiting - this is not an emergency, but if the bloating continues, I would have him evaluated as well as a stool sample.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
We got him about 3 weeks ago and he was bloated then. We found him in are yard.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
This would be a good reason to have him evaluated for the belly.


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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Ok I will let the vet know thank you.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
You are very welcome - good luck!


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hi I have a question. My dog has been scratching his ear a lot lately and shaking his head. That ear keeps going down. Can it be an infection?