9 week old kitten with diahorrea

(5 Posts)
follygirl Wed 05-Mar-14 22:48:13

I am in the process of adopting a kitten from the RSPCA.
She was 9 weeks' old last Friday. She has had diahorrea for over a week and the vet had prescribed meds to help. The vet has seen her again today (they come round every Wed) and says that she still has it. If it doesn't clear up by the weekend then they will do a fecal test.

I visit her about twice a week and she seems alert and playful but I'm starting to panic that there is something really wrong with her. She is old enough to have had her first vaccination but I don't think that she has been given it yet. She is still with her mum and siblings.

Could it just be worms or something worse?

We have all fallen in love with her. She's a very special ginger girl with four white socks and the most beautiful eyes and I would be devastated if she was really very poorly.

I know that the centre are doing a great job of looking after her but I feel a bit helpless.

cozietoesie Thu 06-Mar-14 08:38:29

That's not so good, follygirl. What has the vet said is wrong? (It could be one of several things.) And are any of her litter mates/other cats at the shelter in difficulties do you know?

follygirl Tue 11-Mar-14 12:39:06

Sorry I've not replied earlier.

I saw her last Thursday and spoke to a member of staff. She is putting on weight and she is not dehydrated. She is very alert and looks well in herself. They think that it is just her and one of her sibilings who has diahorrea. She is still having her meds and is being checked out tomorrow.

They reassured me that they are keeping a close eye on her.

As you can see from the photo she is a real beauty and I'm really crossing fingers that she's going to be okay.

cozietoesie Tue 11-Mar-14 12:41:04

She's beautiful - but she looks just a tad subdued. No word on what's wrong from them?

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 11-Mar-14 19:31:54

She doesn't look very happy in the photo, I know I bang on about cereals in cat food causing stomach upsets but mine was very ill before I twigged it was the cereals causing all his problems.

He literally shrunk before my eyes at 7 months of age.

Could you supply some cereal free kitten food for her? Applaws wet food or similar?.

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