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Kitten 5 months old had flea medication on 9th and not taken

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Kitten 5 months old had flea medication on 9th and not taken food or water since is very lethargic
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long has the kitten been lethargic? Any changes in appetite?
Customer: two days not eaten for two days
JA: Could the kitten have eaten something unusual?
Customer: possible wanders around garden
JA: What's the kitten's name?
Customer: molly
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Molly?
Customer: such as
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  JakeC415 replied 12 days ago.

Hi there, you are through to Dr. Jake. Im a UK based vet. Im sorry to hear of your concerns with your kitten, Molly.

side effects from these medications can occur though they are rare and i wouldnt expect them to cause lack of eating drinking and lethargy for a 2 day period- these products often cause neurological signs such as muscle twitches, seizure time activity, this may be related though it could well be a co incidence. this could be due to a gastrointestinal problem such as gastritis, gastroenteritis or pancreatitis which can cause these signs, there is also a possibility that if she has been left unattended outside she may have eaten something which has causes these signs, we see blockages commonly in animals which can result in lack of eating drinking and lethargy

this is quite a long time for a young cat not to eat. i would recommend making an appointment with a local vet for a full examination today. they will be able to provide a full examination , they will be able to assess her hydration status. they may provide medications to have at home to help her feel better and want to eat. they may also advise blood tests and imaging to make sure none of the conditions i have mentioned above are evident.

i hope all this information helps

kind regards

Dr. jake