She’s just communicating with you. She wants attention, reassurance, and affection. As you said, she is quite young herself so she is probably confused by all that has happened. Stay close to her for now. Sit with her for awhile here and there.
Kitten glop is primarily used when a caregiver is unable to get proper kitten formula. Which brand formula are you using? Powdered or pre-mixed?
Are you sure the runt is from the same litter and born at the same time?
Are any of the kittens cutting baby teeth yet?
Kittens do not necessarily...
Where is this kitten’s mom? Is she getting spayed now so she does not continue with litter after unwanted litter? I hope so!
Your kitten is a baby and still wants to nurse. Give him kitten formula in a dish to lap.
He may still want to suckle, so offer a plush toy that he may want to knead...
It may be discolored from the Albon since it was normal before. I think you are doing the right thing to provide critical care. It can take about 3 days to work. Hopefully he will turn the corner for better soon!
Agree with @Norachan. Supplement him with dishes of kitten formula. He is still a baby and it will supply tons of nutrients. I would not rush the dry food, but feed him wet 6-8 times a day. He’ll learn on his own to eat dry when he’s ready.
Runts eventually catch up, but it takes time!
How old is your cat / kitten? You’ll want to take a stool sample to the vet for testing, but often nothing shows up. It may be parasites, or intestinal bacterial infection. Metronidazole will cure both. Also, what color is the poop?
Here are helpful links:
Pregnant Cat? What To Prepare For The Birth – TheCatSite Articles
How Do I Know When My Cat Will Give Birth? – TheCatSite Articles
Help! My Cat Is Having Kittens! – TheCatSite Articles
Give her what she will eat for now. If she likes baby food, feed that. Was she still on a bottle when you got her 3 weeks ago? She may not be ready to fully wean to wet and dry food yet.
At 7 weeks she is still very much a baby, and having no litter mates or a mom, she feels very needy for...