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I took in a kitten yesterday, approx. 8 weeks old. She was

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I took in a kitten yesterday, approx. 8 weeks old. She was found 3 weeks ago near death, She has been to the vet and he said she was doing alright after some weeks of care.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the kitten?
Customer: She ate this morning, but has not eaten all day and wont open her mouth. She is drooling a bit.
JA: The Veterinarian will know if the kitten will be able to digest that. What is the kitten's name?
Customer: Miss Kitty
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the kitten?
Customer: She was very weak and almost died. Vet thinks she is 8 weeks old. She is very skinny. Not showing much energy today and yesterday she was very active. No bowl movements today at all as far as I can tell.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Any gagging, retching, lip licking, or vomiting?

Any coughing, sneezing or congestion?

Will she drink and can she keep water down?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could she have eaten something she should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?

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