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way too young!!

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by bekki_s, Jun 23, 2010.


  1. bekki_s

    bekki_s Banned

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    Hi i got my kitten and was under the impression he was at least 7 week's, but i have since found out that he is pushing 6 weeks! I had a neighbour look at him and he works at the rspca and is a cat/kitten specialist or something. He's looked him over and he siad we'd be lucky if he was 6 week's! it appears that the woman i got him off got him at around 3 and a half 4 weeks old!
    And he said that might be why he is so clingy because he's looking for a mother so to speak.
    I'm so worried about him, i mean what if he grow's up to have problems if you know what i mean?
    Or doesn't know how to be a cat, when he jump's he can never land on his feet, it's like he has no balance or very little balance.
    Any suggestions??
     
  2. Cleo38

    Cleo38 PetForums VIP

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    Reading your other posts about his sickness over the past few days you need to get this kitten to a vet ASAP especially if you now think that he is even younger than you orginally thought!!
     
  3. GreyHare

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    Please take this poor little thing to the vets to be checked over.
     
  4. bekki_s

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    I've managed to get an emergency appointment this afternoon, It took a lot of persuading them to have a look at him. So hopefully i will find out what's happening with him.

    I've put him on dried food because the woman i got him off said she got it mixed up he was on dried not wet, he seems to be better and his poo is hardening up a bit, it's not fully hard but it's not like water like it was today.

    SO finger's crossed he'll be able to help me
     
  5. The Twins

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    Where are you based?? No vets that i know of would refuse to see an animal (let alone 4 or 5 different vets) that was in dire need of attention like yours seemingly is.
     
  6. bekki_s

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    All sorted at last!!
    Just got back from the vets and Eli is very tired was a bit too much for him i think, there was another kitten there and they kept trying to get to each other, appears he is quite a handfull when he want's something.
    He is 6 weeks ish, he's done an examination of him and he said he seem's healthy even though he is a bit over weight!
    Been given strict instructions about his feeding and nutriants he needs.

    He's said the reason for the diarhea is the change of food and the stress of going to a new home.

    He's recommended i take him to socialising classes or even take him to a friends so that he can learn from other cat's and hopefully develop properly.
    Been given a few other things for him too, but i have to wait an hour till i can pick them up.
     
  7. serenitylove

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    iv never heard of socialising classes for cats interesting concept
     
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    I know you can get puppy socialising but never heard of cats. Maybe it's a new thing, i'll have a look and see if i can find anything about it. Hopefully i'll be able to find something
     
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    So what does he weigh then? He certainly looks far from over weight in the picture you posted!

    I too have never heard of socialising classes for kittens. In fact I would go as far as to say that's rubbish. If nothing else it would be plain stupid to socialise kittens that age who have not had their jabs yet. It doesn't matter if the other cats/kittens have had their jabs they can still carry the diseases.

    What are the strict instructions for feeding a nutrients he gave you?
     
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    Are you sure this is what was advised? I've never heard of a vet recommending a kitten who has not been vaccinated to socialise????!
     
  11. bekki_s

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    yes i'm sure that's what he said!
    He get's his jabs in a few weeks when he is a little over 8 weeks, until then he is to stay in the house.
    There is a class that is run in my area for kitten's under 6 month's, just a local thing i think i have the number here i am going to ring them and see what they say.
    I agree this is something i have never heard of, didn't believe it exsisted.
    The picture i put on here wasn't one i took, i was told this was taken jst before i got him, but now she's saying it was taken by the original owners. I'll try get a more upto date picture on. That picture wasn't the best either.
     
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    My mum got a kitten years ago and it was'nt that old. It was ok as it got older but was always small for its age.
     
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