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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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I have a baby kitten (approx 5-6 weeks old) who has lost her

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Hi Pearl. I have a baby kitten (approx 5-6 weeks old) who has lost her meow. She is acting fine otherwise playing and eating with no signs of URI. She was meowing when I first got her, but hasn't made a peep in a day or two. She opens up her mouth and nothing comes out. Should I be concerned?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the kitten?
Customer: She is a foster baby and I've had her for about 2 weeks. I'm an experienced Foster and have never seen this before.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


Bless you for fostering!

I am so sorry the baby has lost her meow.She most likely has a sore throat.

All you need to do is give her a drop of honey every 4 hours. It will sooth her throat and return her meow.Most cats will lick it off your finger.

It is a remarkable healing agent:

Feed canned food till she gets her voice back.

However, keep a eye on her for any sneezing which would indicate an upper respiratory infection. These are viral,airbourn and very common in kittens.

Please let me know how she is doing.

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