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Q: What can you give a 7wk. old kitten with diarrhea?

August 1, 2008 | By Godschild | 4 answers | Expired: 2236 days ago

Kitten plays and acts fine but has had diarrhea since he was given to me.

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Jessica H.
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Aug 01, 2008

DO NOT give this baby animal ANYTHING over-the-counter without first consulting a vet!

Please call your vet and/or bring him in. Chronic diarrhea is very bad, especially in such a small young kitten, they can become dehydrated super fast and their health will deteriorate VERY quickly if something isn't done.

How long has this kitten had diarrhea for and hasn't been brought to the vet? His life could be on the line.

Animals will not always act sick if they are, since in the wild the "weakest" animal gets left behind to die or for predators to prey on, so they often will cover up their pain or sickness.

Just because an animal does not ACT sick, does not mean they aren't!

So please schedule a vet appointment ASAP, if it has been going on for longer than 48 hours I would even try to call an emergency clinic. If he is more than 10% dehydrated they can die VERY quickly, so please please please get him to the vet!!!

Better safe than sorry!

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T

Aug 01, 2008

Your kitty needs to be checked out by a vet. ASAP! It can dehydrate when the diarreha is constant. If you are giving her milk, stop that immedicately! It will only add to the problem! No over the counter meds recommended here. Get to the vet!

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Cathy10
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Aug 01, 2008

I would see the vet, he might have a parasite.

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