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I am fostering a kitten who is 6 weeks old but weighs what a…

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Second opinion] I am fostering...
Second opinion] I am fostering a kitten who is 6 weeks old but weighs what a 2-3 week old kitten would weigh. I wasn't given any information on her health but I see she was given a dose of Ponazuril 5 days ago which I understand is to treat Coccidia in kittens. She is eating and drinking but very little amounts. She walks around a little as well but doesn't play. Is there something I can do to keep her from fading while I wait to hear from the shelter on her condition?
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I AM NOT SET UP TO MAKE PHONE CALLS, BUT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ONLINE. THE WEBSITE SENDS THE REQUESTS; NOT MYSELF. She is probably dehydrated from the diarrhea. My best advice is to get her fecal rechecked to make sure the Coccidia are gone and to get some fluids given under the skin. That will help with the hydration and hopefully get her appetite up. I would also give her an injection of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin). That can help with digestion. Try your vet to see if they have some Hill's A/d or Royal Canin Recovery diet. Those have a lot of calories in it. Try some other canned kitten foods as well. You can warm them in the microwave for a few seconds to help with appetite. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hello. I was just following up to see how your kitten is doing and to see if you have any other questions.

My goal is to make sure that you get all your question answered and all the information you need. IF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH MY ANSWER, PLEASE RATE IT. Rating it is the only way I get compensated for helping you, and we can still continue our conversation after rating. If you feel like it is not helpful to you, or if there is more information you need, please respond back to me before rating. Asking more specific questions usually helps a lot. Realize that our conversation is not intended to diagnose or treat a condition. There has to be a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship established with an exam, according to law. You should always follow up with your vet.

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