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I had brought my 9 week old kitten to the vet on Monday as…

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Hi there I had brought my 9 week old kitten to the vet on Monday as he was very lethargic and hardly waking up at all. He was dehydrated she gave him fluid under the skin and some medication for his diarrhea. He seems to be better hydrated now and is eating regularly and his stools are forming however he still has very little energy and has zero interest in playing when I try to play with him he also trys to meow and little to no sound comes out

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. It could be an infection. The Expert will know what to do. What is the kitten's name?

Finnegan

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

He is normally a very vocal energetic kitten

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
She also gave him some dewormer
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that your kitten is sick. There are a number of things that could cause these types of signs in a kitten, including intestinal parasites, certain viruses, and bacterial infections for example. It sounds like he is on the road to recovery and might need a couple more days to get back to 100%. If he is still lethargic in 2 days, I would take him back to your vet. If he stops eating again, I would take him sooner than 2 days (as soon as possible). I don't know if a stool sample was checked for intestinal parasites, but sometimes the infestations are so bad that multiple rounds of dewormer are required to get rid of them, and kittens can get quite sick from them. If his energy level does not come back within a few days, he might need some antibiotics.

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