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I have a 8 month kitten. She eats and drinks a little bit…

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I have a 8...

I have a 8 month kitten. She eats and drinks a little bit and then just lays and sleeps. It's been like that for a week and a half

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?

Ginger

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

I have 2 other cats that play and run around. I have a Vet appt. on Monday. Is there anything I can do now?

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Ginger is acting lethargic. Lethargy can happen for many reasons. Some of them are easily treated. Your veterinarian will want to do some routine testing. Until your veterinarian appointment on Monday, you will want to make sure she is consuming enough daily calories, drinking water, and maintaining a normal temperature. Nutrical is a good source of energy and nutrition and is available over-the-counter. If you suspect any nausea then over-the-counter Pepcid can be given as well. Lower quality foods such as Friskies can be helpful if she starts eating less than normal because cats tend to enjoy the smell and taste of this food. Otherwise, using a canned version of her regular food will help to give more water. Keeping the home environment warm with plentiful towels or blankets that she can sleep on will help to keep the body temperature regulated. I hope that helps.

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