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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?
Do you have any pancake syrup in the house or honey? Try administering a few drops of that into his mouth.
You can try putting it in the side of his mouth, between the lips and teeth.
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.
When was the last time he was seen by your vet? Has he had any kitten vaccines? Has he been dewormed?
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.
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.
If you tell me your zip code, I can try to help you locate a 24 hour clinic near you.
Let me see what I can find.
Here is a link with some you can call to see if they are open.
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.
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Good luck with him. Please keep me posted as to how things progress.