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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Scarlet is not eating!

You may know that I have a mama kitty and now 10 day old kittens.  I realized that Scarlet was not eating on Thursday.  I offered her every type of cat food I had.  I offered her Wellness, Natural Balance, Felidae, Science Diet, Instinct, two "recovery" foods for kitties who had surgery or are sick, and PetGuard wet food.  I offered her Science Diet dry food, Evo, Jonathon's Diabetes food, and finally 9 lives which is for my ferals.  Last night, she ate some of the 9 lives!  She also ate some of the Science Diet A/D food that I got from the shelter last night.  She ate almost 1/3 of the can!  

I took her to the vet yesterday because she wasn't eating, the vet wanted to see her.  She was worried that she would stop producing milk.  She weighed Scarlet, who only weighed 4 lbs, 8 ounces.  She was also slightly dehydrated.  They gave her subcutaneous (sub-Qfluids and I have to do that again today.  Click here to see what sub-Q fluids are.

They also took blood and a stool sample, which the results will hopefully be back today-tomorrow at the latest.  They did a quick blood test last night and found nothing abnormal.  The more in depth test that they sent out to a lab might tell us something.

As you can see from this picture, Scarlet is very thin.  You shouldn't be able to see her legs stick out so much.  I can feel her hip bones and her entire spine.  

Hopefully, we can get her eating more today and tomorrow.  If not, it's back to the vet!  

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