Monday, May 24, 2010

My 2 month old kitten has a bloated stomach that wont go away, whats wrong with him, worms?

He eats his food, drinks plenty of water and has good poop. I haven't brought him to vet yet 'cause his tempremate hasn't changed, still as playful as ever. I know some symptoms are little worms around the bum or in poop and significant weight loss, haven't seen any yet. Should I be concerned?
Answers:
Yes, your kitten should see a vet for worming. Don't do this yourself with pet store products. Those are wormers that vets have found ineffective or harmful to animals.

Your kitten definitely needs to see a vet now to begin the kitten shots to prevent him from having distemper. In kittens that is almost always fatal.

When you visit the vet make plans to have him neutered too. Better to set a date -- time seems to go by very fast in kitten growth so you need to make that commitment for him now.
Yes, you should.
It is likely worms. I believe they are all born with worms. The mother will even get them from the fetus' she carries, that is why the Vet. treats her once she is pregnant. Some people will treat their kittens with/according to OTC (over-the-counter) product.
Bloating is usually a sign of worms, yes. And you don't always see a lot of symptoms. A cat with worms can sleep a lot, but kittens sleep a lot anyway, so it can be harder to detect infestation in something so young. But as a general rule, most kittens are born with intestinal parasites, so they should ALWAYS be wormed when they're old enough.
He needs a set of shots and deworming no matter what. Poop may look fine cause worms are still in there.

Also puppies and kittens often eat and get bloated. They are so little that its very noticeable.
Ya know, the "temperment" of a kitten has ZERO to do with the distemper vaccine. DISTEMPER is a virus. It has nothing to do with how the cat acts. They need to start the shots when they are 6-8 weeks. They need to be wormed also. All kittens are born with worms. They get them from the mother through the milk. You may not ever see the worms, but trust me, they are there.in the intestines.
Get the kitten to the vet and get it taken care of.
The Vet Might Know
Very possible, could also be the food your feeding it. Try to avoid to much dairy. Some reccomend that you don't worm kittens. Try your vet, it should be a very simple check up which will help you with its future care, they can also recommend what best for his diet.
It might be worms. Fortunately, you noticed this before he started getting miserable.
You should definitely take him to see the vet. I'm not sure about the worms as none of my pets have ever had any. But, a couple of years ago, we had to take my cat to the vet. He had a swollen belly and his face was patchy and bloody. It looked like he had been in a fight. Turns out, he has a disease we still don't know what it is. But it causes his spleen to swell. He's going to be on steroids for the rest of his life now. Other then that, he's doing great and acting just like any other cat.

So, take your kitten to the vet a.s.a.p. so they can figure out what it is and give him medicine if needed.
If you think there is reason for concern, there probably is a reason. Just to ease your mind, you should take the kitten to the vet. Even if there is nothing wrong, at least you will know for sure and you can rest easy knowing kitty is OK, or at least treated for what is probably a minor thing if attended to right away.
the worms could be inside.get him to the vet all it takes is one little dose of medication and he will be fine.it is most likely worms

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