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My kitten hasn't eaten...

My kitten hasn't eaten in 11 hours. She's been sleeping the entire time. When we tried to get her to eat she turned the food away and just payed down again. She also isn't putting weight on her front right paw. We are not sure if she hurt herself. We just adopted her and another kitten 5 days ago. She's 2 months old. I don't know what to do next.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if your kitten will be able to digest that. What is the kitten's name?

Kitty Cat, she's a calico cat.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your kitten?

She's vaccinated and was spayed 9 days ago.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian. replied 10 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian. replied 10 months ago

Hello again,

Sorry to hear Kitty Cat is unwell, hopefully this is something very minor, however I have worked out an answer for you below ...

1. Having read your question through I have to say that if these symptoms continue then what you should do just to be on the safe side is have a vet check your kitten over sooner rather than later. The reason I say this is that while the symptoms you describe would not allow me or any other vet to pin this down to any one particular disease via the internet the fact that she is suddenly lethargic makes me think that it is possible that she is running a temperature and so may be in the grip of some kind of infection. This would be the commonest cause of what you are seeing in her age group although of course other diagnosis are also possible.

2. I normally like to suggest home remedies if I can do this safely but in your case I think it is not worth the risk as it could well be that prescription drugs such as antibiotics would be what is needed if she is indeed running a temperature. In the meantime until you can get your kitten to a vet all you can do is to keep her comfortable and reassured and make sure she is getting fluids regularly.

3. However I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if Kitty Cat's condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian. replied 10 months ago

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how Kitty Cat is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning her suspect high temperature ...

Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian. replied 10 months ago
Hi,

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

Dr Scott Nimmo
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