My Kitten wont eat

by sarah

I have recently got 2 kittens and they are now 14 weeks old. while one kitten is playful,and eating and drinking fine. The other one has suddenly stopped eating or playing and has started pawing my clothes and suckling on my dressing gown as awful lot. He looks sad and just isnt his normal playful self.I have tried feeding him a tin of tuna, but he only nibbled a tiny amount. Please help. They are both wormed and flea treatment is upto date. They have had their first set of vaccinations and are due 2nd set next week. They do not go outside as yet.

Answer by Kate
well it could be that this kitten is still not properly weaned yet, a little late I know but his behavior may suggest that he is still looking for cat milk.

I would try him with some special cat formula and also some wet food on your finger for him to lick off, gradually reduce the milk and add more solid food to his diet.

If he simply wont eat at all or if other symptoms appear I think it would be safer to take him to the vets sooner that his appointment. Sometimes kittens can pick up things quite quickly.

I have a page about how to wean a cat here for more information

best wishes Kate

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