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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Is my kitten teehthing?

Allie makes 6 months on Sep 4, for some reason she stopped eating dry a day or two ago.
I notice a decrease in her appetite and see her licking her lips(nauseated?).

Its 2:14pm now and she ate a little less then a half can wet food so far, definetly over a quarter can...

I opened a new can moments ago and she would not eat, just licked her lips, she just woke up but is now back sleeping.

I dont know if im worrying for nothing or could she be teething?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 08:44 PM
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Licking her lips or nose? If she's licking her nose a lot it might be a runny nose. New brother might mean herpes flare?
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I don't think licking her lips would have anything to do with teething, but it's been a very long time since I had a kitten. All I remember is that the teething got ferocious at around 8 months. Lip-licking usually indicates nausea. Is everything else normal?
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Teething in kittens urge them to chew on things, not decreased appetites or lethargy. My cats chewed on cords, plastics, cardboard, wood, etc. It was horrible. What Allie displays sounds like she's not feeling well. If she continues this behavoir another day, I'd say its vet time.
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Burt,
I think a vet check might be a good idea...just to be safe...
Is she still peeing and pooing Ok?
I don't know if you have a rectal thermometer, but if you do, you can check her temperature, it should be around 102. Degrees, if it's over that, she has a fever.

Her gums should be a healthy pink, not pale, or greyish/ashy, or bright red...
Has she been sneezing, or have runny/teary eyes?

Do you have any kind of lilies blooming still, in your garden? The pollen from them is even toxic for cats...

I just hope she's only temporarily under the weather!
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I think a trip to the vet would be a good idea...just to be sure she is ok. Amelia is teething like crazy right now at 5.5 months and she has never turned down a meal or treat.


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Ok she was playing last night after what seemed to me a bad day for her. She does not eat her dry food anymore which is very dissapointing, only wet and has not made dookies for 2 days I think. She better make something today... Since I got her she never made dookies everyday, either every other day or so..

Shes eating wet food pretty well but 2 days ago she was 4 pounds 15 1/2 ounces, today this morning she is 4 pounds 12 ounces. I think she will be a slim light kitty

She gets neutered in 9 days...She is pretty normal today, no licking or opening and closing mouth.

I might be monitoring too closely, maybe i just need to chill out...

On the other hand Oliver eats like a pig and makes dookies everyday
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If she doesn't have a bowel movement very soon (by like tomorrow) I would absolutely take her to the vet.
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Burt,
I agree with MowMow!
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I found big DoOkieS today...Hurray!!!
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