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Anonymous asked in PetsCats · 1 month ago

If a kitten has a bloated tummy,eats excessively and isn't growing as fast as the rest of the litter,does it need to be taken to the vet?

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  • PR
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Yes, take to the vet. If this is a litter of kittens, the litter may have worms or other parasites, although this kitten may be having more trouble with this. If the kittens are under about 8 weeks, you CANNOT do this yourself. You will need to take at least one kitten to the vet, and they will likely be able to prescribe enough wormer for the litter. Keep in mind that not all parasites are worms. There are also others such as ameobic or protazoan parasites.

    If you are feeding any milk to the kittens, this can cause issues, so stop feeding any cow's milk. This will cause bloating and possible diarrhea. If the kittens are starting on solid food, be sure you aren't giving them cheap food that might cause issues.

    I would start with a trip to the vet; you wouldn't want this kitten to die if it is sicker than you think, which can happen with young kittens.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I would guess a thyroid problem. Is the poop solid? Take it to a vet. Sometimes, kitties eat more when there's too many others. But, yes, take it to a vet.

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  • 1 month ago

    keep pet indoors for now and dependent on kitten's age treat for worms anyway (relevant to age can be bought at local pharmacies that also sell pet treatments). keep litter tray emptied + cleaned several times a day or kitty could reinfect itself. use antibacterial spray (suitable for pets) to kill bacteria which could cause tummy upsets. Treat all other pets even if not showing signs of worm infection yet. Good luck

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  • Chloe
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Absolutely and ASAP!  Not to worry you but to prepare you that bloat can be easily lethal.  I'm thinking it has severe worm infestations which they are often born with and continue to get thru mama's milk.  I wish you the best.  If it is worms, make sure you treat all your cats and dogs (if you have) and you give them monthly preventive meds. (ask your vet and use only a RX med. not something from the store like PetSmart.

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  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    YES.  Likely the kitten is full of worms (as well as the rest of the litter).  ALL the kittens and mom should be taken to the vet to be checked for worms and given the appropriate medications.  If one kitten has worms, the rest do too.

    W/O treatment the kittens will end up dying.

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  • 1 month ago

    yes. it means the cat has warms

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is likely the person who bred the kittens hasn't wormed them and they all should have been vet checked when first born

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  • 1 month ago

    Your litter probably needs to be wormed.   Typical for a worm load would be bloating, after a feed especially.  And the coats look staring, not shiny and sleek.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, it may be a digestion problem.

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  • patty
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Could be worms. kittens need to be wormed a lot. or take to vet, it could be anything

    • Kid Mohawk
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      This. Bring a fresh sample of her stool with you to the vet as well.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, it needs to be executed. AKA euthanized

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