1-2 week old kitten acting strange
by Taven Cross
(Orlando, FL, U.S.A.)
It's blurry but you can see him tilting.
Hi, my name is Taven. I have a 1-2 week kitten who keeps his head tilted to the side as if he can't move his neck but when I help him, the neck seems fine. He also keeps rolling in the same direction his head is tilted. It sorta scares me, it looks like he is about to snap his own neck. He even keeps rolling in my hands. What could be wrong?
Answer by KAte
well he is very young and so may not have much strength yet. However I must say that this could be an indication of a birth defect. he may have problems with his spine or it could be a brain defect. Sorry but if i were you i really would have him checked out by a vet sooner rather than later in case there is something that can help.
It is not unusual for a kitten to be born the runt of the litter and they often have health issues which need treatment.
Plus you have not said whether or not he is still with his mother which he should be up until 12 weeks. if not then it is a lot of work for you to take care of him. Please see my pages about how to look after orphaned kittens etc.http://www.our-happy-cat.com/kitten-care.html
best wishes Kate
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