my kitten ashley has a hard bloated belly :(


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    i started feeding her milk with cat food (i combine the cat food and milk in the bowl) and i see that ash enjoys it and star to eat many. but today, her belly is hard and big . i she’s overeating, a while agi she ate cat food with milk and now he ate the dry food that i left her while im in school. and now she have a big and hard belly and everytime i carry her she cries ;( what do you think guys? im so worried,now when she walk she’s like a drunk man and now she prefer jut to lay down. is the big hard belly a serious problem?? :( pls help.

    ashley is a persian kitten. 2months. thankyou.

    #685188
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    AZDEBRA 5/27 & crew
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    I don’t know the answer but someone should come on that may possibly know. Due to the time it is now, it may be a few hours.

    #685189
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    ashelypersian
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    its okay azdebra . i’ll just wait. thankyou for your concern ;)

    #685190
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    jcat
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    A hard tum is not good, kittens usually have bulgy tums that are rounder after eating but it shouldn’t be hard. It could be colic from overeating or a bacterial infection. I would ring your vet and ask whether s/he thinks you should bring Ashley in.

    #685191
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    now she poops and her tummy just went to normal i think its not tht hard anymore. maybe the feeding of the milk was too much i think. hiw many times can i feed my cat milk? is it once a day or twice? im thinking now to stop giveing her milk i think thats where the problem started. what do you think?

    #685192
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    Well, if it’s normal now, then that’s good. She probably just did overeat. The goats milk may be a bit rich for her, I wouldn’t give it to her more than once a day and only a smallish amount, especially if you’re mixing it in with her wet food. But it may just be that she ate too much of everything!

    #685193
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    and now she’s sleeping since its night here in the philippines (7:41pm) hmm. but, when she walks she’s like a drunk man. is that okay?or is it normal? do you think her tummy is in stress until now? do i need to give her a rub in the belly with a hot towel?? do you think it would help? hmm. do i need to feed her the next 24 hours or the next hours? or do i need to leave a dry food?? ;( im just so worried about my baby sorry for the questions ;(

    #685194
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    jcat
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    Don’t apologise for asking questions, AP, we’re happy to help if we can (but bear in mind we are not vets) :D.

    No, if she’s two months old, and she doesn’t normally walk like a drunk man, then it’s not normal, she should be walking and jumping and balancing pretty well by two months. Again, if you’re worried, ring your vet. I don’t think I’d rub her in the belly with a hot towel, especially if it’s hot over there. But you could massage her tummy gently with your fingers. I would feed her as normal in the next 24 hours, 2 or 3 small meals a day, if you leave dry food out for her be sure she also always has access to fresh clean water, 24 hours a day (dry food can be dehydrating), especially if it’s hot weather.

    #685195
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    do you think its a wise decision if i stop giving her milk?

    #685196
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    You could stop giving it to her for a few days and see if that stops the colic. On the whole, though, goats’ milk is good for cats and she obviously likes it. I would tend to try cutting out the dry food first, though.

    #685197
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    ashelypersian
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    okay thankyou so much :) ill give you an update tomorrow :) ashley is sleeping now on my side and i rub her little tummy gently i hope she will be okay tomorrow . pls pray for her .. thankyou so much. your help means a lot :) Godbless you. :)

    #685198
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    She’s very lucky to have you as her meowmy, I hope she feels better tomorrow :)

    #685199
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    Dexter Chewie
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    i thot milk was bad for cats,

    cause it makes them constipated?

    #685200
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    ashelypersian
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    goats milk is okay.

    #685201
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    jcat
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    Cows’ milk is bad for cats, DC, because they can’t digest it, though it often gives them diarrhoea rather than constipation. Goats milk (and sheeps milk) is more easily digested by cats and kittens and in countries where they can’t get hold of kitten milk replacement, they can often get hold of goats’ milk instead, to bring kittens up on. Goats’ milk is also a great treat for adult cats (you can get canned goats’ milk in the baking aisle at Walmart). I wouldn’t give it to adult cats a lot though unless a vet advised it.

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