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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My 5 week old kitten small amounts frequently. It has gone

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My 5 week old kitten poops small amounts frequently. It has gone from light brown narrow stools to dark green stools just now. He's eating wet food and just started eating dry. How normal is this?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the kitten's name?
Customer: Jasper. He has an idiopathic atrophied back leg which must be amputated. The lame leg makes using the box a challenge.
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: He's been to the vet. There are no active nerves in the leg. I'm worried about his stools
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jasper?
Customer: I adopted him as a stray just yesterday.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

How long has he been showing signs?

Is the stool loose or hard? Does he strain to pass them?

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

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

Could she have eaten anything harmful (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?