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Okay, let me first say that, Yes, I am paranoid. We got Psi, who is 11 weeks old, last Saturday and on Monday he came down with Calicivirus. He is now recovering and is back to eating his dry kitten food, drinking water and being VERY playful and he is no longer lame in his back legs. So anyway, I want to be sure he is healthy so I have a few questions about his behavior to ensure that he is getting better.

Food: We had him on A/D (science diet) to help him recover after his illness. Whenever I give it to him, if he hasn't eaten it all he will paw all around the food bowl "digging" like he does in his litter box. I thought he had to use it but when I put him in it, he hopped right back out, sniffed his leftover food and started to do it again. He doesn't do this with his dry food or if the bowl is empty. Now that he is feeling better he will eat his dry food on his own. He eats little bits many times a day.

Litterbox: He poo'd yesterday and the day before but he hasn't today and he isn't peeing as much as I thought he would be. How many times a day does a kitten pee/poo?

Talking: He randomly meows. He will meow A LOT and loud if we leave him alone locked in the bedroom but he also mini-meows as he walks around and plays. His mama is part Siamese so he may just be a talker.

Tummy: His tummy makes gassy-gurgle-y noises sometimes. I am thinking this may be from the A/D - it is really high in calories and is supposed to get absorbed into his system very easily, although I haven't fed him any of it since last night. However, he is still on Clavamox (antibiotic) and a multi-vitamin.

Sorry this is so long but I would appreciate any advice that will help me feel more at ease. My resident cat is now 7 (she is getting along with him pretty good now...she just biffs him in the head if he jumps at her) so I don't remember what its like having a kitten. Also, since he was sick already I am maybe a bit overly protective.

Thanks!
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well the pawing, at his food, is just him trying to "Burry" it. Cause that's what'd they'd do if he was out in the wild.

As for the gergling in the belly, I got my cat when he was 8 weeks, way to young, but they were giving him away in a box. AND they had him on adult food. Since I was at my parents house (and already had good kitten food at my house) I didnt want to buy any more, so got him some canned food till i came home. he had awful gass for the first month or so because he wasnt used to the switch of the food. And i couldnt do it gradually like it was recommended becuase i had no idea what tehy had him on before....But it did clear up, he just had to adjust to it.. so it might be something like that.

For the Talking, they'll whine like crazy being locked in the room, mine still does even though He KNOWS i'm coming for him. Its just getting your attention. And the rest of it just sounds like he's just likes to talk to ya.

as for the pooing and peeing, again, if he's adjusting to a new diet, you might see a difference, but there probally should be at least ONE poo aday.. but i really dotn know bout that one.. sorry..

And with the older cat, she's just letting him know his boundries, as long as she's not taking an eye out ;) they'll be fine, they're just getting used to each other.
 

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Food: We had him on A/D (science diet) to help him recover after his illness. Whenever I give it to him, if he hasn't eaten it all he will paw all around the food bowl "digging" like he does in his litter box.
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In my case I'm almost 100% sure that my cat dig his food when he does not like it ... may be is overcooked, perhaps is to raw, or perhaps he doesn't like it anymore.
 
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