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535822 tn?1443980380
Kitten wont eat
Hi guys, Have a question I need to put to you for my dd she has a kitten its 10 weeks old, she got it at Christmas, the person who she got it from said it was weened , but now my dd is doubting that. The kitten will not eat much she has tried dry kitten food and some wet ,it has had kitten milk . Would you be able to tell me what food would be best for a 10 week old and how to get it to eat ,apparently it has gone thinner.They live in the UK but I assume all the cat food is similar ..thanks a lot .marg
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134578 tn?1463413330
Ten-week-old kittens should willingly eat both dry and wet food.  It is possible that the kitten is not 10 weeks old, and it is also possible that the kitten has an intestinal obstruction or is ill.  Maybe even has a mild respiratory virus and just can't smell the food.  To test the last idea, your daughter can try sardines -- not as a diet, they are not good for cats to be fed exclusively -- but just to see if the problem is that the cat can't smell the food.  (A cat usually finds the smell of sardines very attractive.)  If the cat keeps not eating, a vet visit is called for.  
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535822 tn?1443980380
Thank you Annie I will tell her to try the sardines .
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996946 tn?1449411700
Margy, is the kitten drinking water?  She can't survive long without that!
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535822 tn?1443980380
Yes she is drinking water and will drink milk ,in UK they give them milk more than we do.My DD said they wre trying to hand feed her and that she had been taking some wet food, I think she wasn't weaned and was taken straight from the Mom .I have got info from the internet and sent the dd a lot of Info ..I want her to take it to the vet and I hope she has done so ..thanks guys
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874521 tn?1424120397
make sure they buy her canned soft foods..and can also add some milk to it for awhile than start tapering back the milk..so she gets used to a more solid food...poor little thing, she possibly hadn't even been given anything other than what mommy could provide and just doesn't know how to eat yet...make sure its canned soft food, the hard kibble besides being unhealthy is also hard for a new baby to chew...♥
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535822 tn?1443980380
thank you opus I will tell my dd what you have said ..it does sound to me as if she hadnt had any food other than mothers milk my dd had not had a cat before and didnt realise it was too young, another question what age do they get their first shots, as of course I only got Tweety when she was an older cat .Do kittens get them around 3-4 months ?
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