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Congratulations on your new kitten and I'm sorry to hear Alfie is having this issue.
It's great he has been seen by a vet and a diagnosis has been made.
Ear mites and infections are VERY common in kittens and are generally quite easy to treat (which is good news!).
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Eating less is not an expected side effect so we need to monitor this closely. It may be that he is uncomfortable due to the ear infection. He should be gaining weight and should have wet and pink gums. There should be no vomiting or diarrhoea. Offer a tasty kitten food and consider mixing some wet kitten food & warming it up to make it more attractive while Alfie's appetite is low.
I hope this is all okay and please let me know if there is anything else I can help with.
Hello, how is Alfie getting along?
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear he is finding the drops annoying; it is certainly something that most cats struggle with. Hopefully not much longer. To help, you can offer a really tasty treat after each drop application, as a 'reward'.
I'm sorry to hear about the coughing fit, that must have given you quite a fright. As it was a one off and happened while eating, it may well be that some food went down the wrong way or caused him to gag. It's great he was normal after and that he is all booked for a check.
Same to you :)