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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My kitten is 8 weeks old she hasn't eaten or drank all day

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my kitten is 8 weeks old she hasn't eaten or drank all day also she has not used the litter box she is very lethargic and has labored breathing
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. It should have been answered as soon as it posted because "labored breathing" can indicate life-threatening disorders - profound anemia, pneumonia, thoracic effusions (fluid in the chest cavity), and even congenital (present at birth) cardiovascular disorders. If you've already had Callie attended to by her vet, please let me know. If not, please give me an update on her condition.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
unfortunately Callie passed away. I didn't get your respond because we were on our way to an emergency vet in our area. We never made it she died in my daughters arms on the way.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

My condolences for your loss of Callie. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know. You may receive an inappropriate follow up sent by the site ostensibly sent by me. It wasn't and I apologize in advance should you receive it.