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I have a 3 month old kitten. She has been lethargic for the…

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Hi, I have a 3 month old kitten. She has been lethargic for the past 2 days, is eating wet food but doesn't seem to be drinking water, and when she purrs she sounds phlegmy

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the kitten. What is the kitten's name?

Turtle

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

I don't think so? We adopted her from the shelter last week, so she is spayed and up to date on most of her vaccines

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Cat Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. I’d like to help with your concerns regarding Turtle.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Cat Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

Does she have any sneezing or ocular discharge?

Is she eating less or her normal amount?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
She was sneezing a lot yesterday, but not today. No ocular discharge, and eating a little less, but she can still be persuaded to eat, she just eays less at a single sitting
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Cat Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

It sounds like she has developed an upper respiratory infection. These can be very common in kittens, esp from shelter situations. They can be viral or bacterial, or both.

I recommend giving her steam treatments by keeping her in the bathroom while running a hot shower for 10min daily. This can help to break up her congestion and help her to breathe.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Cat Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

If Turtle is not significantly better tomorrow, I recommend taking her to a veterinarian or back to the shelter (if they offer medical care) for an evaluation as she may need medications to fight her infection.

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