Q. Hello, today around 2pm the kitten got up and threw up. After she threw up she was walking wobbly and looked weak. Earlier that day she looked fine and was eating/drinking. Now she won’t on her own. I can’t take her to the vet till the morning.

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Mon, Jul 10, 2023

Hello, today around 2pm the kitten got up and threw up. After she threw up she was acting different and wobbling around. She won’t eat or drink now. Earlier today she was normal eating/drinking. She still grooms herself but just wants to sleep. I can’t take her to the vet till the morning. I have no ride. What can I do in the meantime? She still tries to walk but falls. She grooms herself still.
What to do in the meantime.


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I'm sorry to hear that your kitten isn't feeling well. Based on the symptoms you described, it's important to address this situation as soon as possible. While I cannot diagnose your pet without a physical examination, I can provide you with some guidance on what you can do at home for the time being.

The fact that your kitten vomited and is now walking wobbly and weak is concerning. It's possible that she may be experiencing a gastrointestinal issue that could be causing her discomfort and affecting her balance. There are several potential causes for these symptoms, including infections, dietary indiscretion (eating something she shouldn't have), or even a more serious underlying condition.

In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help your kitten feel more comfortable. Make sure she has a quiet and warm place to rest, away from any potential stressors. It's important to monitor her closely and ensure she stays hydrated. Offer her fresh water frequently, even if she's not showing much interest in drinking. You can also try offering her small amounts of a bland diet, such as boiled chicken or plain rice, to see if she will eat. However, if she continues to refuse food and water, it's essential to seek veterinary care as soon as possible.

I understand that you mentioned you are unable to take her to the vet until the morning due to transportation constraints. Get her to the hospital as soon as possible. However, if her symptoms worsen or if she experiences any other concerning signs such as severe lethargy, difficulty breathing, or seizures, it's crucial to seek emergency veterinary care immediately.

In the meantime, continue to provide a comfortable and quiet environment for your kitten. Monitor her closely and try to encourage her to drink water and eat small amounts of a bland diet.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.