My 7 week old Kitten is not feeling well

by Paula Mickle
(Mount Juliet, TN)

I have a 7 week old kitten who just started eating Moist food, and she still wanting to Nurse. The past two days i've noticed a change in her. She acts like she's not feeling well, her poop is white and her gums are white.. Is it worms, or did she eat a bad can of Moist food that I bought off the shelf from walmart the other day, and she isn't too playful at the moment.. what could it be...

well white gums could be a sign of anemia. Have you made sure she does not have fleas as they can cause this and if left can be fatal to a young kitten.

the recent food change may have also upset her tummy.

Kittens need lots of good quality nutrition to ensure that they can fight infection etc. It is important at this weaning stage that you buy only good quality kitten food and only give it as recommended on the label.

If she does not pick up in a few days then it may be advisable to take her to see a vet just to be on the safe side. She may need a boost to get her back on the road to health.

Also check that her mother is also healthy and does not have fleas etc. If the mother cat is not healthy then this will mean that her milk will not be the best quality either.

best wishes kate

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