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Cher, Feline Specialist
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Experience:  Feline Healthcare & Behavior Specialist 40+ years Experience
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My name is deb I got a kitten a malayan the past week s

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Customer: hi my name is ***** ***** got a kitten for Christmas a Himalayan the past week his little belly is swelled up!
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Customer: he is eating ok going to the bathroom ok the breeder said he has been dewormed he was born july 2015 I don't know why all of a sudden he has a pot belly
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Cher replied 1 year ago.

Hi, Deb and welcome!

I'm sorry your new, furry addition has a swollen belly. The usual causes for this are intestinal parasites, gas, or constipation. You said he's going to the bathroom alright, so I assume he's not constipated, which is great, but since he was wormed a while ago, he might need another worming. Typically, the worming treatment is given a few weeks apart, so the best thing to do, would be to bring him to his vet for a complete check up and a diagnosis as to the swollen belly. If he needs to be wormed, the vet will give him the medication and then, might tell you to repeat it in 2-3 weeks.

For the moment, if he is eating, drinking, eliminating and playing/acting normally, that's great, but try to get him in to see the vet tomorrow, if possible.

I hope all will be well with your little guy!

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