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I have a 5 week old kitten.shes shivering and lifeless what

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I have a 5 week old kitten.shes shivering and lifeless what can i do she seems to have a fever.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 6 years ago.
HI there.

If this has come on suddenly, she may be hypoglycemic meaning that she does not have enough glucose circulating through her system. For this, give her concentrated sugar water in her mouth. If she has a fever, then this is probably due to an infection and the only thing you can do is to keep her warm and get her to your vet. If she responds to the sugar water, this will be immediate. If she is still shivering , take her to your vet. When these little ones pick up an infection, this can be very serious because they are so small and fragile. Do not waste any time taking her to your vet.

Good luck!!
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