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5 wk old kitten with diarrhea

Hello! I rescued a kitten a week before thanksgiving this year. She was living underneath a trailor with dogs in the yard. I noticed that she was very little. So I went to the store n got the powder kitten formula milk. I tried to feed her that but she didnt want it. She keeps wanting table food. And I refuse to feed her that. So I tried soft cat food n she eats it like shes starving. As the past few weeks went by. She's doin good. Then she got constipated. That stopped. Now for the past few days she has diarrhea. And her appetite has increased. Im assuming thats a good thing but not the diarrhea. Is it the oil or gravy thats in the soft cat food thats making her have this or what? I tried rinsing the soft cat food with water to get most of it off. But thats not working either. And if so or not what can I do. Should I  try her on dry cat food now. I dont know what to do please help me.
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Well, she is very young, and the gravy may be upsetting her digestive system. A cat this young should be given cat milk, but you say she doesn't even like it.  At this point, I would have her checked by a vet. It could be parasites causing the diarrhea although it sounds more as if it is diet related. Usually, when kittens are transitioning from cat milk to regular food they get diarrhea. Sometimes they even get diarrhea before transitioning. So, people usually wait because it's normal. I don't think, however, that your cat's case is normal since you're already feeding her soft cat food which contains gravy and other stuff her body needs to get used to. Remember, anything can upset her tummy, especially diet change, as you have experienced, first the constipation, then diarrhea, it does sound diet related. I would get a cat milk replacement, make sure she is hydrated, and take her to the vet. Have you had her vaccinated yet?
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