Sounds not necessarily good.I think so? It’s just it made like a little button on the outside and got bigger over a few hours, unsure what a healed one looks like
I took him to an ER vet and she said to just keep feeding and everything I’m doing, I dunno something just doesn’t seem right for his belly to look like it does, but she also thinks it’s a hernia like I initially thought, I had a older girl with it, was super easy to correct when she got spayed. Gussy will just get it fixed when he’s neutered I reckon, she said it was too dangerous to deworm him so we weren’t left with much, vitals were good as well. Super responsive the whole time still is, he’s currently 126g I think now I’m gonna try Sarthur2 ‘s suggestion of the gas relief drops I picked up the brand equate (pic attached) how many drops do I give Gus? I think gassiness may be the issues possibly, id like to try it anyway.Sounds not necessarily good.
Maybe a hernia??
Minor hernia is not unusual, is seldom serious, and doesnt need immediate surgery. The most common is they do surgery when they are spayed / neutered, when they are anyways at the vet for surgey, thus cutting the cost and trouble.
How much should I administer? And how often? Can I give it to him right on the tongue, or does it need to be in the formula?Blood was probably from the rectum check, which is unusual for a kitten his age. Use the gas drops for now to see if they help the bloating. Just keep doing what you’re doing for now. See how things go for a day or two.
One of my kitties also had this really light spotting when their poos were runny, I think for me it was from all the frequent runny poop irritating its bum. So could be contributing to it on top of the thermometer check. I never saw blood again and after changing formula theyre having normal toothpaste poos probably should keep an eye on it though, I dont think blood should continue.So for Gus’s 6pm feeding all was normal, except at the very end of his stool.. kind of.. red. Is it blood.? The doc did put a thermometer in his rectum.. but that was around his 12pm-2pm feeding, could that be the cause? He cried out when she did it.. maybe it hurt him? He was in much discomfort to say the least, If I see it again he should go back to the vet yeah? He’s 129g
First pic is how his poo was then the last few wipes was the red/blood.
If you want to try something else, I would suggest goats milk (preferably raw), or a formula based on goats milk.So I’ve been doing the gas drops all night I’m unsure if they’re doing anything for him, I think my next stop is changing formula, for those who remember I got this powder kind for sweet toast before he passed, is it a good brand of formula.? Should I try something else? I can’t really think of what else to try lol pics are more than 12 hrs apart the first one is his belly at 12am the second is at 2 pm both after feeding
Yeah he is it’s just almost liquid everytime, it’s not paste like at all it’s almost like soup consistency with little spots in it, I think tho the gas drops may be doing something but I may just try another formula than what he’s on maybe it’ll help his poop, a lot of people swear by breeders edge is that any good to move him on ?I’m not familiar with the formula in your picture.
Walmart carries goat milk and also the PetAg powdered formula in the can.
Is the kitten peeing and pooping regularly?
Hmmm I heard good things about nutrivet as well! But as I’ve said before, this is my first time raising kittens I’ve just done a looot of research. First I would double check, is the powder meant to be refrigerated after opening? And you’re discarding unused formula within 24hrs?Yeah he is it’s just almost liquid everytime, it’s not paste like at all it’s almost like soup consistency with little spots in it, I think tho the gas drops may be doing something but I may just try another formula than what he’s on maybe it’ll help his poop, a lot of people swear by breeders edge is that any good to move him on ?
Yes!! I changed over to breeders edge and at first (23rd &24th) I was really nervous because he hadn’t pooped since I changed it and I thought I made a poor choice doing that because he just wasn’t going anymore but to be fair he was having diarrhea every feeding with Kmr, so I called the er vet and spoke with the same doctor who saw him the other day for his gut (which by the way is completely normal now) and she said to give it a day or so I was a bit skeptical but I said alright I’ll see what happens low and behold!! at his 12pm feeding he had a poo! And it was normal!!! At least I think anyways lol it’s like a paste, He’s 172g now his little peepers are opening gussy is doing very well incredibly active and still responsive. I can’t talk much around him anymore he thinks it’s time to eat again gussy really is a fighterHow is your Gus doing? did you end up changing formulas?
This is all great news. I love fighters.gussy really is a fighter
This is exactly what I was going to suggest. Use the powder but instead of mixing with water, mix with goats milk.I’m not familiar with the formula in your picture.
Walmart carries goat milk and also the PetAg powdered formula in the can