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Old 04-28-2012, 03:16 PM
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Generally, at 4 weeks old they should be eating mushy cat food (3 parts food to 1 part water, let soak for about 30 mins til mushy), 4 times a day. At 5 weeks, you want them eating 1/2 mush and 1/2 crunchy kibble. The liquid poops very well could be from drinking the milk/formula, though I wouldn't be surprised if he had parasites of some kind.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:28 PM
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I got some grain free blue buffalo canned to give him tonight. I'll mix it with the water to make it mushy. How soon can I deworm him?

He ended up pooping all over me and cried a little when he was pooping. Poor little guy.

I went to petco and all the litter pans looked way too high for him to be able to climb into. Instead I got a pie pan for the litter.

I think I'm also going to bathe him in some dawn soap tonight. He smells like diarrhea.

And he is pooping again... Brb
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Awww... poor little soul. Kudos to Bamm for finding him and to you for taking him in and taking care of him.

I hope he gets to feeling better once you are able to get him to the vet.
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Awwww . . . you may have to name him Lilshit though
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:50 PM
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I wouldn't worm until 8 weeks -- I'd suggest asking the vet about it when you take him, he'll be able to tell you if he's strong enough and the exact dose and everything.
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Haha lilshit would be a very appropriate name haha. I think I actually remember the 8 weeks rule for deworming. I'm definitely going to ask the vet about it. Will have to have him tested for feline leukemia too.

Josh got home and I expected him to be mad about it. Instead he helped me bathe him in dawn and he swaddled him up in a towel and keeps cooing at him. He also fed him and basically does not want to put the kitten down. Totally the opposite reaction I expected.
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You can use pyrantel for deworming as early as 2 weeks, actually.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:04 PM
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It's good that he's pooping; between 3 and 4 weeks is when the momma stops having to lick them to stimulate defication, so at least you don't have to do that! Sounds (and looks) like he's probably just over 4 weeks old.

I'd mix the canned cat food with formula, instead of water. It'll stimulate him to eat it since he's used to the formula, and the formula has needed nutrients too. When I raised kittens, I gradually added cat food to the formula, starting with 50% or more (can't remember) formula and then just gradually decreasing the formula over about 3 or 4 days. By about 5 weeks you can start adding kibble, and at that point you can mix it with water to make the kibble softer; then gradually decrease the water and canned food until he's eating crunchy kibble at around 7 or 8 weeks old.
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Thank you so much. He is asleep again. Josh is seriously hogging him from me... Ugh. Oh well... That's better than him being mad about it.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:22 PM
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At least he'll **** on Josh instead of you, now?

He's totally gonna end up staying!
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