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On 11/7/12 We adopted from the SPCA an 8 week old kittn.  She was spade on the same day and we picked her up the same day.  On Thursday night she ate a can of Adult cat food but since then she is refusing to eat anything. I tried to rub some on her lips, I tried heating the food up a little bit I sprinkled some crushed up cat treats on it.  She still refuses to eat.  She did drink small amounts of water then did vomit about 10 minutes after drinking. She is playful at times but does sleep alot.  I don't know what else to do.  Any suggestions until Monday when the Vet opens again?  I really appreciate any help.

Hi Alexandra,

Sorry I didn't see this until now. I hope all is well with your little girl. If she ever has a problem like that again you can try rubbing a little light Karo syrup over her her mouth. The sugar in it should help her. The not eating for a day won't hurt her but it's the not drinking that is dangerous. She can become dehydrated fast. After an operation make sure you have the number of the emergency clinic that covers for your vet. They usually have an arrangement for taking care of animals that have problems after operations. Good luck and take care.

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I can give advice on cat behavior. I can help about newborn kitten care. I can help with senior cat care. I can answer questions about cat proofing a home or making it cat friendly. I can answer diet questions. I can answer home treatments questions for cats. At present I have 13 cats in home and two ferals outside. And there's always room for one more!


I have over 40 year's experience with cats. Father was a veterinarian and I assisted him in his work. I have 15 cats at present. Most are shelter or feral rescues. I have one purebred cat. I have done cat rescues and foster care. Some thoughts to carry with you. A Cat's 10 Commandments My life is likely to last 15-20 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. Give me time to understand what you want of me. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainments. But I have only you. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it. Before you swat me, before you strike me, remember that I have teeth that could draw blood. And claws to strike back. And yet I choose not to attack you. If I don't act right then have me checked to see what is wrong. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too will grow old. On the difficult journey, on the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there. Because I love you so. Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful thing without God's critters. Pass this on.

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