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I'm not sure it's the first time I've had a cat, Don't eat

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I'm not sure it's the...
I'm not sure it's the first time I've had a cat
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the cat?
Customer: Don't eat or drink
JA: What is the cat's name?
Customer: His eyes are open and he's breathing but he don't move
JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the cat. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: Noreo
Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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HI. My name is***** Thank you for your question about Noreo. How long have you had him? How old is he? Where did you get him from?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Maybe 2 weeks my husband found him near he's job he was born a weeks before my husband discover him
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

So this kitten has been in you home for 2 weeks? Have you been trying to bottle feed it?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
he drinks 3oz but since yesterday it's refusing to drink the milk
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
for both
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Have you been stimulating him to defecate and urinate. Here is a great link on orphaned kitten care.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=576

As far as at home in a situation like this with a young one, the best things that can be done are to be more aggressive with supportive care. Making sure he's being kept in a warm environment, warming the food and trying to nurse every couple hours, and stimulating to defecate and urinate. The hard thing is that at this age, some can start to fail as they have some underlying viral disease that just causes them to get weaker and weaker despite all the care possible.

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