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I brought a new kitten two days ago. The kitten is now 6 weeks old yesterday it still ate it food fine, last night the kitten did not want to eat en this morning is vomited and does not eat at all. The kitten is still full of energy and plays, it does not look sick, but I need to know whether or not this is normal behavior or are there any reason to worry
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

This is not normal, but also not totally unexpected when a cat changes from milk to food and from it's litter mates and mom to a new home- stress can cause vomiting in cats.

What I would do is first give a GI protectant to help with the vomiting. Pepcid is what I most often use and you can give a kitten 1/4 of a 10 mg tablet.

I would then try to get him eating by using any of these:
1. Canned food
2. Baby food
3. Warmed up canned/ baby food
4. Cooked chicken and rice or hamburger and rice

If he doesn't take to any of these, then I'd be a little more worried and want to get him seen.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
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