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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 Biscuit.
How long a day is she sleeping?
Is she eating and growing well?
And is she eating and growing well?
And is the kitten under weight?
Has she had any vomiting, diarrhoea, bloating or fast breathing?
So her breathing is wheezy or raspy?
Does she breathe faster than her sister?
Any sneezing, runny eyes or runny nose?
Would you be able to count how many times she is breathing in one minute?
Are her gums pink and wet?
Yes, this is perfectly normal and reassuring.
I agree from your description that a vet check is sensible but would not be overly concerned for now.
The vet will listen to her heart and lungs and check her weight, ensuring all is well.
It is expected for kittens, even from the same litter, to have different energy levels. There may be nothing wrong at all but a check up tomorrow is the right thing to do.
Not at all!
If there is anything else, please let me know.
This is very normal.
Ideally we would only pick kittens up when necessary as they do not like to be picked up. This is probably just her way of letting you know this.
It's always best to be safe!