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8 week old kitten with diarrhoea

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Dogmatix34 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:23:54

We picked up our new kitten yesterday. She is lively, eating well and drinking water but her poo seems very loose. Should I be concerned?

NeedACleverNN Sun 05-Jun-16 21:26:08

It's probably a bit of stress from all the excitement. If it lasts for a period of time or the kitten starts to get a bit lethargic then start to worry

Dogmatix34 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:27:29

Thank you. We lost our previous cat to a rare and horrible virus so I think I'm a bit paranoid

lazybones77 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:27:51

My cat was like this when we first got him too. We had to change his food and he's been fine ever since. Might be an idea to change food and see if that makes a difference. What are you feeding him just now?

lazybones77 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:28:22

Sorry, she, not he.

Dogmatix34 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:30:51

Whiskas kitten food, both wet and dry. What did you switch to?

NeedACleverNN Sun 05-Jun-16 21:32:52

Get rid of the whiskers.
It's not the best food.

Try and find something as high in meat as possible that actually labels the meat. I.e chicken not animal deritives

Iknownuffink Sun 05-Jun-16 21:33:36

8 weeks is too young to be taken from her mother.

Do not feed her milk, most cats are Lacoste intolerant.

Try an ensure that you are feeding grain free wet food.

Sometimes dry cat biscuits are contaminated with salmonella and other nasties.

Iknownuffink Sun 05-Jun-16 21:34:29

Bloody autocorrect: lactose.

SecretRed Sun 05-Jun-16 21:35:20

Our kitten was like this when we got him. He was also 8 weeks. I think it was the change in food and stress at being in a new environment. He settled down after about 4 days.

lazybones77 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:35:49

That was what we had too. We switched to a pets at home own brand organic kibble. He was older though so we had stopped wet food by that time. My vet said that whiskas wasn't ideal but to definitely not feed him Go Cat. I just went for the most natural I could find in pets at home that didn't cost a fortune. It's maybe not as healthy as it seems but he's never had a problem since.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 05-Jun-16 21:35:57

was the mother de flead wormed amd vaccinated?

Dogmatix34 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:36:42

Any recommendations of brands? Thanks for all the advice.

NeedACleverNN Sun 05-Jun-16 21:39:04

We use this on our kitten. It's tiny kibble and easy on the gut. Can be mixed with water if needed to encourage them to eat. Apparently the pet shop told me RSPCA put all their cats adult and Young on this if they have diarrhoea

Dogmatix34 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:46:57

Royal canin ordered, thanks.

Dogmatix34 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:47:59

We were told the mother was but I have no way of knowing for sure.

NeedACleverNN Sun 05-Jun-16 21:51:19

Doesn't matter if the mother was wormed, the kitten itself needs worming again at 4,8 and 12 weeks

lazybones77 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:52:07

The one we use is called Purely Holistic. It's in a brown paper bag and I'm sure it's Pets at Home own brand.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 05-Jun-16 21:52:46

where did you get her from

lazybones77 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:53:46

This one.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 05-Jun-16 21:54:36

(obviously the kitten needs it's own set of jabs I asked as I wondered of they perhaps showed the records if they didn't vaccinate the kittens) to get an.idea of what the owners were really like

Dogmatix34 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:57:51

She has not been vaccinated yet. She has been wormed (we were told) but we will do it again. We got her from an advert.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 05-Jun-16 21:59:15

Did you see the all?

Dogmatix34 Sun 05-Jun-16 22:00:33

We did yes. She seemed fine.

Iknownuffink Sun 05-Jun-16 22:03:06

This is easily accessible and not expensive.

I weaned her onto raw frozen by adding this.

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