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27 Jan 2004

sick, sleepy kitten that doesn't want to eat
I adopted a kitten on Saturday from the SPCA. We took her to the vet and they diagnosed her as being fine. They gave her a de-worming tablet and since then she has been extremely sleepy; she doesn't seem to want to eat. She sips occasionaly on milk and water but doesn't seem to want to take in any solids. She also has a slightly runny tummy. But her weekness and her sleeping is worrying me. Should i try using a syringe and feeding her. She is only 7 weeks old. I am terribly worried about her.

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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

Definitely go see your veterinarian again, as a very young kitten cannot go without food for very long. Intake is extremely important and she will need help as soon as possible. Rather go for professional help.

Good luck!

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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