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    Kitten not thriving

    So sad to say that we lost Stripe. She just was not rallying even with increased feedings and seemed a bit miserable. I have been beating myself up for not doing more, but perhaps this was more of an issue of being premature. Anyway- it is what it is. I am at the moment just trying to find...
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    Kitten not thriving

    More questions and news about Stripe. She is up from 11oz. to 11.7 oz in three days' time. I thought with the feedings 4-5 daily) she would be more active but she virtually holds still and sleeps most of the time usually cuddled by her mom or littermates but sometimes by herself. I'm trying...
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    Kitten not thriving

    I've been putting goat milk in there well. She takes food willingly but is still very lethargic and sleeps most of the time- not much meat on those little bones. I'm hoping in time she will get more active? Today I'm going to increase the frequency of her feedings.
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    Kitten not thriving

    Update on Stripe. I took her to the vet yesterday after feeding her turkey baby food mixed with raw goat milk in the 2 days in between the appointment. She confirmed her preemie status but gave little Stripe a clean bill of health- except for the complication of possible liver disfunction...
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    Kitten not thriving

    I thought she might be a "preemie" in that regard. The mom is a feral but fairly friendly cat that adopted us a 2 1/2 months back, and of course preggie and a teen mom at that. We did not see the kittens until one month old and at that time "Stripe" was only a bit smaller than the rest. Mom...
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    Kitten not thriving

    Oh yes..tried that but no luck ! Thank you
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    Kitten not thriving

    She is not eating wet food at all like her littermates who are chowing it down. She weighs in at 11 oz. Another kitten weighed in at 1 lb 7 oz. Right now all she wants to do is nurse. She looks more like a month old kitten. I tried a bit of high-quality wet kitten food on my finger but she...
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    Kitten not thriving

    Good Idea about the sugar. I wasn't sure about force-feeding. I guess just in the cheek a bit. I'll try that today.
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    Kitten not thriving

    Yes, she's the runt and is soooo tiny and developmentally delayed for her age. Yes, I think it's time for the vet. Thanks,
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    Kitten not thriving

    I have one kitten in a 6-week old litter of 4 that is not thriving like her roughhousing littermates. She is now half their size, only wants to nurse, and is not active like the others. The mom is very attentive to her as her littermates. Today I purchased some goat milk and a syringe to try...
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