vomiting kitten with diarrhea

@dawnald (84131)
Shingle Springs, California
June 3, 2010 5:13pm CST
Poor little peaches isn't feeling well. She has a vet appt tomorrow, but in the meantime I read online that keeping them away from food and water for 12 hours can stop their irritated gastrointestinal tract from feeling that way. Has anybody tried this?
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@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
4 Jun 10
I guess it would be just as good as it is for humans, must keep them hydrated and help them replace what they loose.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 10
I've given her some water with an eyedropper just in case.
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• United States
4 Jun 10
I hope you cleaned the eye dropper and it did not have any traces of eye drop fluid, cause that alone will make the pet vomit
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 10
It was a brand new eyedropper clean from the package. She does seem to be getting better, btw.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
3 Jun 10
Saw this on Fb too.. I think it may help. Poor kiten.. any chance of knowing how she got it?
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Jun 10
NO idea, all the others are fine.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
4 Jun 10
DAWNALD: Straight up--ask a vet NOW! It's vital because dehydration can KILL kittens within hours! I've seen it happen! Maggiepie Thomas Jefferson: "...democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work & give to those who would not."
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 10
She was eating this morning. If she keeps it down, I'll keep her appointment this afternoon. If it comes back up, I'll get her into the vet this morning.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
4 Jun 10
Good! But keep a very close eye on her. Don't bother with appointments if she shows the slightest decline. RUSH her to the vet; I have yet to see a vet refuse an emergency--especially in a case like this. Just make sure she gets NO milk, & keep her hydrated! I have a feeling she'll make it. Maggiepie "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ~ Voltaire
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 10
She's kept the food down a couple of hours, good sign. And she doesn't like it much, but I'm putting a dropper of water into her every so often just in case. Yeah, I'm keeping an eye on her. Poor bebe...
@Orea15 (281)
• United States
4 Jun 10
What I know is that dehydration can kill a kitten pretty quick.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 10
She has gotten some water into her, and I gave her some more with an eyedropper.
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@Orea15 (281)
• United States
4 Jun 10
That's a relief! One of my litters of foster kittens had a virus or something that hit them one by one, involving vomiting and diarrhea. The first one I rushed to the vet and by the time they saw him that afternoon, he was fine! So I hope that is what your baby has, because if so it should be over by now. (As you may imagine, it was not a fun week, seeing my babies utterly miserable, one at a time. The gross part was that one of them loved to run over and lick up whatever his siblings barfed! Yuck!)
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 10
She seems to be a little bit better today.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
5 Jun 10
Poor little Peaches! Keeping her away from food may help but won’t she become dehydrated if she can’t have anything to drink? I guess the best thing is see what the vet has to say, is there any way you can phone the vet and ask what you should be doing for her in the meantime?
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jun 10
I didn't do that. And the vet gave us LOTS of stuff to do, pumpkin and pro-biotics in the food, anti-biotics, gas-x, smart water...
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• United States
4 Jun 10
food,maybe.it might give the stomach time to reset.but i wouldn't withhold water-kittens can die very easily from diarrhea dehydration.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 10
Yeah, I would be afraid to try that. I'm making sure she has plenty of water.
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jun 10
hi dawnald I am so sad for your little Peaches and hope she gets well soon. I think that sounds right as thats what they do to you if you are hospitalized with gastritis or in my case bleeding diverticulitis. at first I got nothing but water then was put on this 'bland diet with mainly liquids like consomme and juices and jello,. oh yes tons of jello but it did clear up my upset stomach and the wicked barium enema stopped the bleeding. I had had four blood transfusions in four days as i was bleeding huge amounts of blood, all because of black berry seeds stuck in a little pouch. the s eeds nicked an artery and i was bleeding profusely .Well I do hope the vet gets your poor little Peaches all well again.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 10
I'm not going to risk keeping her away from water. I gave her some in an eyedropper. She ate right before that and it hasn't come up so far, so I'm crossing my fingers.
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@marguicha (91717)
• Chile
4 Jun 10
My Lola is her own vet when she has problems like that. She eats grass. But I would not keep an animal without water if she has diarrhea. There might be a danger of dehidratation there. Rice water sound good: I gave that to my babies on doctor´s orders. Is she vomiting also?
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 10
Some vomiting, but she's keeping some food down.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
3 Jun 10
Haven't tried that. Seems to make sense. I've heard that rice water is good (water from boiling rice)....
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Jun 10
Hm, I'll look into that.
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@finlander60 (1775)
• United States
7 Jun 10
We have 3 cats, full grown, and the oldest one has a bad habit of leaving his #2's in various places in the house. We have been making Butternut Soup and they all seem to REALLY ENJOY IT. Tiger, the oldest one, doesn't seem to leave us his little surprises as much when he gets this soup every couple of days. We also make our own yogurt and every couple of days give them some, too. I would not suggest giving them the high dollar stuff you get in the grocery store, because you never know what could be in it, which is why we are willing to make our own and share it with the cats. Good luck.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jun 10
The kitten feels a lot better and we are finding fewer "surprises" around the house since she started improving. Something about squash, I guess, since the vet told us to put pumpkin in her food...
• United States
7 Jun 10
Pumpkin can be very expensive, if you can even find it, which is why we use squash. It's cheap and packed with nutrients.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jun 10
We found it.