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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Meet Purrogie

Some of you might like the name, some might not. Either way, he's a cutie. Roughly 3 months old, just adopted from the ASPCA last week.









After looking at the photos, feel free to answer the poll. My girlfriend and I have been wondering if his stomach looks bloated. He's had mushy poop since we brought him home. He's well adjusted, seems comfortable, isn't scared of anything so far.

I took him to the vet and his stool was analyzed and proved negative for any parasites/worms... while on that note, he has been de-wormed. The vet didn't say anything, but I'm just wondering if it's our paranoia or does something actually look off. Feel free to vote or reply
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I like the name - it's different, and the cute cat spelling is very clever.

He's ADORABLE!!!

I'm not sure about his tummy, maybe he's gassy or irregular or something from the change in homes and food and everything else. There are some members who have lots of experience and may have some answers and suggestions for you.

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I think it does look bloated, but it doesn't look awful. I think it looks like wormy-kitten-tummy. You said
your vet de-wormed him, but maybe I'd have him de-wormed again in a few weeks. I knew that two of
my foster kittens were wormy (they had big tummies, gassy/loose stools and one had vomited up worms.
They recovered very quickly after only one dose and improved greatly. Just mentioning, because bloated
bellies are a symptom, but has your vet ruled out FIP? He looks adorable, but I can tell from his photos,
that his condition was poor.
By 'condition' I do not mean his living conditions, I mean his overall appearance; his fur looked spiky and
rough, along with having the big belly and his legs look 'stunted', but I think that is just camera angles
and small/growing kitten. In his playing photo, everything looks pretty good to me, and I do like that he
is active, alert and playful.
Does his belly feel firm/rounded, or rounded/soft and pokeable? Can you hear gurgles inside?
Best of luck w/ Purrogie. What a great name!
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What a great name! He is really cute, I love his big ears.
I have a cat that was de-wormed and later they found he had a tapeworm which sometimes does not show up in the usual test. Maybe you and your vet would like to watch for that.

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Thanks for all the great responses!

His stomach isn't hard, it is pokeable, but it's not super-squishy. His coat is also soft and fuzzy, not coarse at all. The vet hasn't gone the FIP route, however I was told that he is on the thin side. ~2.1 pounds at approximately 10-12 weeks of age. He has gained some weight since we got him last week, which I suppose is a good sign.

We have heard gurgles a few times, and he's been gassy a few times, his poop as I mentioned, has been on the soft side since he got here. I'm not completely sure what it's supposed to look like, but I was told that it shouldn't be soft. It was "cow pie", but now it's soft, but "formed".

Also, it seems that they originally weren't sure if he was a male or female, they shaved him for both spaying and neutering, and I guess determined that he was a male after doing so. Maybe due to underdevelopment? Not sure. He is very excited and playful, hasn't shown any negative signs, or what would appear to be sickness. A friendly little guy, emphasis on little.

I'll ask the vet next week if he should be de-wormed again. I'm currently giving him anti-diarrhea medicine and his stool sample came back negative for parasites/worms.

Thanks for the replies, here are some more photos:



Rear End:


Stomach:


He just started going nuts and clawing at everything, running around bonkers. Time to ignore him a bit... photos made him go nuts apparently.
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What a cutie, I hope he'll be alright!
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Wow. In the first 2 pics, where he was standing up, he
looked just fine. The one of him crouched/eating, that
made his tummy look big. Odd.
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I think his stomach has gotten larger over the past two days (the original photos were taken on Saturday)
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He's adorable! I hope you're able to pinpoint what's going on with him.


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I think his stomach has gotten larger over the past two days
(the original photos were taken on Saturday)
Hm, then I wonder if his bloated tummy is from a change in his diet. What did the
shelter feed him? If it is different, maybe his little body is just having trouble
adjusting to it?



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