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My beautiful queen seal point Siamese has five lovely 11 day…

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My beautiful queen seal...

My beautiful queen seal point Siamese has five lovely 11 day old babies. Four normal sized and one midget (runt). She was born small and has stayed half the others' size. Her belly is full, she seems to nurse fine, and she is as active as the others. She's just SO SMALL. I took her to the vet two days ago and they said there is nothing apparently wrong, breathing, heart, no cleft, etc. They gave her a 50 50 chance. I'm in love with her. How can I help?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the siamese's name?

Mama is Alice baby is Sammy Sue

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the siamese?

Mom is a typical neurotic Siamese. I am having a hard time taking the other babies out so Sammy can have alone nursing time. Mom gets too upset maybe take two out and leave two with her?

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Are you giving any supplemental feedings to Sammy Sue yet?

Did your vet feel she was at all underfed?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Is this part of the same question? I hope so! Her belly is full, shes well hydrated, moving around like the others
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Can you clarify your question? If you're asking if my question is associated with your question, it is.

Are you giving any supplemental feedings to Sammy Sue yet?

Did your vet feel she was at all underfed in comparison to her littermates?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No, her tummy was full. I just bought a kitten supplement and am going to try to give her some
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

I would recommend going a different route than commercial milk for her and opting for a supplement that is more nutritionally dense. In your position, I would use a homemade kitten glop recipe such as these: http://www.hdw-inc.com/glop.htm Once she is a bit older, you may be able to have diagnostics performed on her such as bloodwork or a visit to a specialist to determine if her size may be due to a congenital disorder such as a liver or heart abnormality. At this age, she's likely too small to determine much and may need to grow/develop further for more obvious symptoms to be witnessed. It certainly will not harm her to receive supplemental feedings and you can also use the kitten glop in a few weeks when the kittens are ready to start being weaned on to canned cat food mixed with kitten milk.

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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Checking in. How is your companion today?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
She passed away
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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