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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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Why is my eight week old kitten trembling and looking ...

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Why is my eight week old kitten trembling and looking slightly dazed? He also seems lethargic.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 9 years ago.
how long is he like this?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Terri Riba's Post: The past few hours, but he has lost most of his kitten playfulness.
Expert:  Terri replied 9 years ago.

He may be dehydrated or hypoglycemic.

Put a drop of pancake syrup in his mouth to raise his blood sugar.

Then begin by giving him two droppers (cc size) of unflavored pedialyte every ten minutes for an hour. Next water down(plain water) canned cat food or baby food chicken or turkey with no onion or garlic and give only one dropper every ten minutes for another hour. Wait two hours and repeat both. When he feels hydrated he will lick up the gruel on his own.

Make a temp electrolytes solution by adding an eighth of a tsp each of salt, sugar and pancake syrup to 12 oz of water.You can use tuna water or milk to hydrate as well

Boil chicken or fish as the scent of food cooking awakens the appetite sensor in the brain.

Please get started ASAP and let me know how things are going. I will stand by to hear from you and help further.

Very sincerely,


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