Mon, Dec 11, 2023

he is weak. He can eat his favorite wet food but unlike before. He no longer play and so weak

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At this age, kittens are typically energetic and have a good appetite, so these changes in behavior are concerning and warrant close attention.

Check for signs of dehydration by gently pinching the skin on the back of the neck. If the skin doesn't snap back quickly, dehydration may be present. Give him plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

Next, consider the possibility of an infectious disease. Without a complete vaccination history, your kitten may be susceptible to common feline illnesses such as feline panleukopenia, feline calicivirus, or feline herpesvirus. These can cause lethargy, loss of appetite, and other symptoms. Although you cannot diagnose these at home, being aware of their possibility is important.

Parasitic infections are another concern, especially if flea and tick preventatives have not been used. Internal parasites, like worms, can cause weakness and changes in appetite.

In addition to these considerations, it's essential to observe for other symptoms that could indicate an emergency. These include but are not limited to:

- Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Seizures or convulsions
- Pale gums, which could indicate anemia or blood loss
- Sudden collapse or inability to stand

If any of these symptoms are observed, it's crucial to seek immediate veterinary care as they can be signs of a life-threatening condition.

Given the symptoms you've described, this is a case that requires an appointment with a vet (not ER). Cats tend to hide their problems. If you can see their lethargy, it is not a good sign. Therefore, you require to go to a veterinary hospital with your cat.

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