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I am watching a kitten they found while they are out of

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I am watching a...

I am watching a kitten they found while they are out of town. When I first got them, she had diarrhea and wasn't eating a lot. The diarrhea went away now and she eats at least twice a day. However, she seems to be sleeping a lot and not interested in playing at all which seems out of norm for a three month old kitten.

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

Hammy

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

She's FIV/FELV negative, had her core boosters

Submitted: 25 days ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Her third-eyelids are also showing slighty but the friend i'm watching her for said they were always like that.
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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 25 days ago
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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Thank you
Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 25 days ago

about how old is Hammy?

has she been wlrmed?

what foods does she eat?

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
3 months. She’s been wormed. Wet and dry blue buffalo grain free kitten food
Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 25 days ago

thanks so much for your very helpful reply. please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
thank you
Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 25 days ago

I am sorry Hammy may not be feeling well.

The third eyelid appears in times of illness, pain, stress or if there are worms present.

If she was only wormed once the dose needs to be repeated 3 weeks from the first.

You can get an OTC wormer or use revolution monthly.

Rub a drop of honey or syrup into her gums to raise her blood sugar.....repeat every 4 hours

Drain the water from a can of tuna into a dish....encourage her to lap it up for hydration and to replace electrolytes.

If she does, offer some tuna.

Warm some of her wet food to bring out the aroma. You can also give her baby food chicken or turkey with no onion powder,

Please let me know if she eats and how she is doing.

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Terri

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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 22 days ago
Hi,

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

purrfectkitty
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