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Experience:  Veterinarian at Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital
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We have a 4 month old kitten that is hot to the touch ,is

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We have a 4 month old kitten that is hot to the touch ,is only staying in one spot not eating or drinking
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the kitten's name?
Customer: Boone, we also have another kitten 5 mo and an 1 yr cat that seem fine
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Boone?
Customer: No he has been fine until about 1 day ago
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 9 months ago.

Hello, I am Dr Ola and I am sorry to hear that your kitten isn't feeling well. It sounds as though Boone has a temperature (most likely from a bacterial and/or viral infection) that is causing his lethargy and anorexia. Unfortunately, given his age and small size, I strongly recommend that you take him to an after-hours emergency vet hospital right away. Once there, your veterinarian will examine him and complete the necessary diagnostics will most likely include a FeLV/FIV combo test, complete blood count and fecal examination. He will need fluid supplementation (either subcutaneous or intravenous) both to decrease his temperature and re-hydrate him. Kittens that are very small and not eating/drinking will become dehydrated and hypoglycemic pretty quickly; however, given the necessary treatment and medications can also recover quite nicely. Given his symptoms, taking him in today is the next step.

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