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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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I am working with the local shelter bottle feeding 3 week

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I am working with the local shelter bottle feeding 3 week old kittens. The male was eating fine yesterday and now he is vomiting his milk up and losing weight
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the kitten?
Customer: does this cost to talk to the vet?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Terri replied 2 months ago.


I am sorry the kitten is not feeling well.

Give him a rest from the milk for a few hours.

Rub a drop of pancake syrup or honey into his gums to raise his blood sugar in case he is hypoglycemic.

Dilute the milk with unflavored pedialyte 50/50 to replace his electrolytes.

Do not hold him like a human baby. Keep him on his tummy in a nursing position.

After there is no vomiting for 24 hours you can resume his normal feeding schedule.

Please let me know how he is doing.

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