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Soltaire Wed 31-Jul-19 20:50:55

We welcomed our three adopted kittens a week ago & have noticed all of them have quite runny poo & have noticed a little red blood in one of theirs. Not sure if this is down to a change in food, if they're having enough or too little food. There's constant fresh water & dry food out. Anyone have any suggestions please?

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sweetkitty Wed 31-Jul-19 20:52:10

Have they been to the vet, that would be my first port of call.

FamilyOfAliens Wed 31-Jul-19 20:53:07

They need to be seen by a vet. No one on here can diagnose them from your OP - can you take them tomorrow?

dementedpixie Wed 31-Jul-19 20:58:12

They need a vet visit, possible worming and flea treatment. You should give the same food as before and transition gradually to something else

Vinorosso74 Wed 31-Jul-19 21:44:32

Definitely a vet visit for kittens. Kittens can get the runs quite easily but better to get proper vet advise.
Did you adopt them from a charity/rescue?

Vinorosso74 Wed 31-Jul-19 21:45:15

Ooh to add.... Any changes to food need to be done gradually.

Soltaire Wed 31-Jul-19 22:06:54

Yes they've been with a cat rescue place then a foster carer over the past 10 weeks. They were born in our garden, we found them when they were about two weeks old. They've come flea & wormed treated/micro chipped, first set of vaccs was the weekend before they came to us last Tues, next ones due on the 13th Aug.

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sweetkitty Wed 31-Jul-19 22:12:43

Are you feeding them the same food they were on? I kept my kittens on the same food for a week then transitioned them over a spoonful at a time all poos were fine.

Soltaire Wed 31-Jul-19 23:32:10

The lady gave us a box of the pouches they were on plus a bag of dry food, both of which are done now so might explain the runny poo due to the change. I didn't think to gradually do it. Hopefully this will settle down but will keep an eye on it.

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sweetkitty Thu 01-Aug-19 08:09:53

That’s probably why then, their wee tummies are very sensitive at that age, well at any age if your changing food over, you stagger it. Given that you know the probable cause I’d probably wait 48 hours to see if their poos firm up if not take them to the vet. Make sure you keep up to date with flea and worm treatment.

Well done on rescuing them, I have a 12 week old just now who was born in a garden.

Soltaire Thu 01-Aug-19 09:01:06

Well done to you too, they only rehome them in pairs but we couldn't bear to separate them. Suppose it's all trial & error & them settling into their new home too.

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sweetkitty Thu 01-Aug-19 09:45:38

I also have two year old rescues so my little boy isn’t alone, they are all getting on really well.

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