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Poorly kitten :o(

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by yajawstin, Aug 17, 2009.


  1. yajawstin

    yajawstin PetForums Newbie

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    hi, i have just aquired a kitten, atleast 1.5 months old, since the previous owner can remember it moves its head side to side and scanning its surroundings with it eyes but does not look directly at anything for more than a split second...
    its pupils go big and small with darknes and light,
    it can hear ok
    when it sleeps or closes its eyes it does not move its head,
    also it is very timmid,wont let you get close...
    it eats and drinks ok
    please help, kitten looks distressed
    justin
    justin6390z@hotmail.com
     
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  2. jill3

    jill3 PetForums VIP

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    Sorry to hear your kitten is poorly:(
    I think you should take the kitten to the vet as soon as poss.
    This will put your mind at rest too.
    your kitten might be in pain and need medication and the vet is the only one that can help you right now.
    Please let us all know how you get on.
     
  3. sullivan

    sullivan PetForums VIP

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    ctas eyes do dilate with dark and light this is normal. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ID TAKE HIM FOR A CHECK UP JUST TO BE SURE HES GROWING ETC AS HE SHOULD BE AND THERES NOT ANYOTHER THINGS GOING ON.
     
  4. ambercat

    ambercat PetForums Senior

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    He's very young to have left his mum. I would definitely get him checked over by your vet to make sure all is well. :)
     
  5. ChinaBlue

    ChinaBlue PetForums VIP

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    Hi Justin

    All of the aforementioned advice is sound. You should get the kit to a vet as soon as possible to discover the reason for the problem - it may be something minor like an inner ear infection which is easily treatable but it does perhaps sound a little more serious than that and may need further investigation.

    Do let us know how you get on.
     
  6. gemmstoned

    gemmstoned PetForums Newbie

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    Poor little kitty :( Should have been at least 2 months old before he left the mommy cat though, definately get him to vet ASAP.

    Hope all goes well, best wishes.
     
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