Our new 10 week old kitten has no appetite or energy and her pupils are always dilated

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  • Ruth SaundersRuth Saunders Member Posts: 139
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    Sounds like she is really sick. Being a kitten, she should be seen right away by a Vet, don't hesitate. I'd go in tonight or tomorrow. She may be dehydrated & that can be very serious. If you can, take a stool specimen. They can check for worms & Giardia, (ask for SNAP or Elisa test). She might have something else, like a bacterial or viral URI, or GI infection, your Vet will advise. One cat here (a stray I brought in) has had Giardia. Good thing Meowmie isolated him at first, as it can spread. He was kinda listless, had pudding poos, & his eyes were dilated. A course of Flagyl cleared it up. She had to double-wrap him, in 2 big soft towels, (made him into a "hot-dog", as they say), with just his dear head sticking out & squirted the med in his mouth. He really didn't like the Flagyl, poor baby, it tastes bitter, (even liver flavored). To spark an appetite (per Vet's advise), try KMR, (Kitten Replacement Milk), plain or soak dry in, or smelly canned food or tuna, mixed in reg food.
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