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Hi i have a 12 week old norwiegen kitten i have had him 3 weeks

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Hi i have a 12 week old norwiegen kitten i have had him 3 weeks now, wen i had him he was fine eating and playing, my brother came and left his kitten for a week and took him last thursday, since them my kitten has gone down hill loosing weight not eating and noticed for the first time tonight he has been sick. at first i thought he was phinning but im getting a little concerned now can you help please?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Dan M. replied 4 years ago.

I am sorry Buddy is unwell, and given his young age it is important to get him checked by your vet. Such young kittens do not tolerate illness and disease well and rapid deterioration can be seen especially if dehydration is a concern.

There are many things which can be going on and so it is impossible for me to diagnose him over the Internet. Bt it may well be an infectious condition (bacterial, viral or parasitic)

It is important he is vaccinated as diseases such as Feline Panleucopenia can cause rapid deterioration. Also being up to date with worming and cleaning is vital and even a mild parasite burden can have profound effects on such small kittens.

Dietary upsets, intestinal obstruction and othe rintesitnal disease are also possible. Kittens are renowned for having foreign bodies or telescoping intestines (intusussception).

So as you can see e possible causes are varied and many, so a vet exam sooner rather than later is essential.

Good luck

Dan Makin