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Shaking and doesn't want to eat, Kitten is 4 months old, Is

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Shaking and doesn't want to eat
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Kitten is 4 months old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kitten?
Customer: Is just laying still
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer. I am Dr Z. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply ASAP.

Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 30 years of experience and would be happy work with you but need a bit more information in order to better assist you if you don't mind.

How long has this been going on?

When was the last time Kitten ate?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I believe since yesterday. The last time the kitten ate was yesterday
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
He hardly moves and shakes a lot.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
He doesn't want to eat.
Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

Do you have any pancake syrup in the house or honey? Try administering a few drops of that into his mouth.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
But he does not want to open his mouth
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Will try that right now
Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

You can try putting it in the side of his mouth, between the lips and teeth.

Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

Even though we don't know why he is not eating, the shaking makes me worried he may be a little hypoglycemic. If that is occurring, and if you can get some sugar into him, it will help while you try to find out what else may be going on.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Just gave him syrup
Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

When was the last time he was seen by your vet? Has he had any kitten vaccines? Has he been dewormed?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No he hasn't been vaccinated yet
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No he hasn't been deworm
Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

Intestinal parasites are very common in young cats and can lead to GI upset and decreased appetite. Also cat viruses are much harder on kittens than adults if they become infected. Even if he perks up from the syrup, we still don't know what caused him to stop eating and become so lethargic. I would definitely urge you to have him examined by a veterinarian today. Kittens that young do not have much reserve and you don't want to wait too long or you could lose him.

Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

Has there been any improvement at all since the syrup? You could try to do the same with small bits of water over to help rehydrate him.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I'm looking for a vet place but it's hard since it's a holiday.
Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

If you tell me your zip code, I can try to help you locate a 24 hour clinic near you.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
1660 W. 36th St, LA, CA, 90018
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I believe there is a 24 hour animal hospital in Culver City but not really sure.
Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

Let me see what I can find.

Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

Here is a link with some you can call to see if they are open.

LINK HERE

Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

I hope this is helpful.

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.

My posted replies are for general education only and not meant as a diagnosis. Only after a thorough veterinary examination can a diagnosis for your pet be made and specific treatments be advised or medications be prescribed.

Dr Z

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can't open the link
Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

Here, try to just cut and paste the address:

http://www.vetlocator.com/search_results.php

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  petdrz replied 3 months ago.

Good luck with him. Please keep me posted as to how things progress.

Expert:  petdrz replied 2 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

petdrz