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Kitten won't eat!

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Mummyoftwo91 Sun 24-Dec-17 20:53:05

I've posted before about my kitten, she's 9 weeks old, bought her home Friday evening and she's not eaten a thing since then, I'm starting to get worried, I've tried her with 2 types of wet and 2 types of dry and even tempted her with some dreamies but she's not interested at all! She's really come out her shell now and seems settled, what can I do?!

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Veronicat Sun 24-Dec-17 20:56:26

Try warming the wet food up. Cats eat by sense of smell, so it should help.

Mummyoftwo91 Sun 24-Dec-17 20:58:32

I don't have a microwave could I warm on the stove? The people I got her off said she was eating dry, but I tried her with wet aswell but she's not interested in any! Even tried rubbing some on her gums, I'm so worried as she's such a wee thing

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Veronicat Sun 24-Dec-17 21:08:19

Mix a bit of hot water into it. Mash it well so it's quite smooth.
Or mix a bit of hot water into the dry food so it's mushy.

Pibbee Sun 24-Dec-17 21:09:18

Is she drinking water at least?

Ta1kinPeace Sun 24-Dec-17 21:11:31

Pilchards in tomato sauce
one teaspoon at a time (do not offer the next spoonful till they ask)
DO NOT seek the cat out with food.
Make them come get it
if you have no pilchards, coley or cheap tuna mixed with passata
but teeny portions

ScreamingValentaMySantaExpress Sun 24-Dec-17 21:12:34

Do you have any cat milk you could try her with? That would give her some nutrition if she was prepared to drink it.

Mummyoftwo91 Sun 24-Dec-17 21:14:50

Yes she's drinking water! I'm feeling so worried, I don't have any of that at home and no where is open near me tomorrow! I will try mixing hot water with her dry food, I know it's usual for new kittens to not want to eat the first few days but she's so small I'm worried she will go downhill quickly if she doesn't eat

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Ta1kinPeace Sun 24-Dec-17 21:16:37

Mix water and passata with the dry food
cats love tomato !

Mummyoftwo91 Sun 24-Dec-17 21:18:09

I have passata! Okay let me try that now, how long is too long? I'm worried no vets are open for the next few days

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Ta1kinPeace Sun 24-Dec-17 21:22:10

Cats are greedy gits
Passata / fish / chicken / cat food / water / laps
you'l be fine

When I found compost cat the Vet and I reckoned she'd not eaten in two weeks (yes really)

ScreamingValentaMySantaExpress Sun 24-Dec-17 21:26:10

As long as she's drinking, she will be OK over the bank holidays. There should be an emergency vet open if by any chance she shows signs of illness - my vet has the nearest emergency vet details in the window when closed, or you could look online.

Ta1kinPeace Sun 24-Dec-17 21:32:16

Just to show you how resilient cats are ....

in the first picture she was 2kg of near death

the second one is taken 6 days later

Mummyoftwo91 Sun 24-Dec-17 21:33:25

Okay thank you, I can't help but be worried about her, hopefully she will eat something! She seems pretty happy

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Ta1kinPeace Sun 24-Dec-17 21:36:14

Your kitten is beautiful.
Give her space and she'll be just fine

Vinorosso74 Sun 24-Dec-17 21:48:45

Yes to warming the food up. A few seconds in the microwave is enough to make it more smelly.
If you are really worried the phone lines of emergency vets are generally manned by nurses or you can speak to one for advice.

Weedsnseeds1 Sun 24-Dec-17 22:17:48

Are you sure she's 9 weeks? Her eyes looked very blue in your other post.
Yes, try some hot water to make a mash, but don't chase her round with it.
A kitten that size needs to eat something, little and often.
If she really isn't eating anything ( as opposed to tiny amounts, which is normal), you need a vet asap, she won't survive until Wednesday without eating.

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