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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.
I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Thelma.
As she is brand new to you, anxiety is common and it will take her a while to settle in.
Keep the home calm and quiet and ensure she has a cosy spot to relax in peace.
If not used to the litter tray, it may take time for her to use it. Place her in it when she goes to pass poo or pee and reward her with treats and praise when she succeeds.
Are her gums pink and wet?
Does she seem lethargic or is she off her food?
Thank you, ok.
Soft stool is commonly linked to transport, rehoming and stress.
The main thing is that she remains well and is happy to eat and drink.
The stool should improve each day.
Is she eating the same thing the breeder fed her or a new food?
Has she been wormed in the last 2 weeks?
Abruptly changing a diet will almost always cause loose stool at this age.
Any diet change should be made slowly over several days.
I'd go ahead and give her some probiotic anti diarrhoea paste such as Protexin Prokolin.
I'd also give Panacur wormer as she likely has worms if she has not been treated recently. Kittens should be wormed from 2-3 weeks of age, every 3 weeks until 12 weeks old.
Both products can be purchased online or from a pet shop without a prescription.
Yes, if the litter is not familiar to her, it may cause stress. Ideally we would use the litter type she is used to, at least for the first few weeks.
No problem at all and please let me know if there is anything else.