I think there may be something wrong with my 4month old...
Over the past 2 days, I've found a few (3) "little round poops" around the apartment. I was shocked, as neither of my girls have displayed anything but perfect litter box behaviour. The first 1 or 2 I just thought that maybe Libby (who has long hair) had just gotten some stuck to her butt hair on her last litter trip and it had fallen off. The third one piqued my interest/concern...
I found the 3rd one this morning about 5 mins after I woke up this morning, sitting on the bottom corner of my bed...(these 3 discoveries could be related to the problem below, or could just be a coincidence)...
(my kitten-Annie) had been sleeping under the bed last night, which has never happened before, but I just attributed it to "she's found a new fun spot".
Then, in the litter box room, I saw a long "snake" of poop on the floor about a foot from either of the two boxes! (the snake was about the length of my forearm), as well as was looked like a small amount of "poop water" (lol sorry for my graphic terminology) about a 1/2 foot away from that. The "snake" was very mushy/not solid at all.
I did a litter box scoop (which was pretty clean, so it's not like there was a protest about the condition of the litter boxes or anything), and nothing really out of the ordinary there.
But kitten would not come out of under the bed. Even when I dragged a cat dancer past her (which she normally goes absolutely beserk for), she only made a half-assed attempt to get at it. I picked her up, took her to the bathroom sink (which she loooooooves drinking from) and encouraged her to drink (which she did).
A few hours later, when I came home,she didn't run to the door as usual, and I found her in the very back of the linen closet (she's not a hider).
I picked her up, and she whined quite a bit, struggling to get free. (and then proceeded to head straight for under the bed). I again took her to the bathroom sink to drink, but this time-absolutely no drinking (and she's normally obsessed with drinking from that tap).
When I pressed lightly around her stomach, she did whine quite a bit..
She's also my "you haven't fed me in a whole hour!!!! I'm starving!!!" girl, and she hasn't made any moves for food all day.
I tried to call the vet, but they are closed on weekends.
Last night when I was feeding them their wet food (Blue's grain free chicken), neither of them seemed very pleased with it (and they both normally love it)...(could something have been "off" with the food?) Libby seems fine, but she hardly ate any of it (and she's older)...Annie definitely ate more than Libby.
I also started a (very gradual) transition with their dry food...They've been on Whiskas (I know, I know, but it's what Annie came from the shelter with, and I wanted to make the switch from foods gradual-I switched her wet food first). Last night I mixed abou 3/4 of their old dry food with 1/4 of the new (Blue).... could this be a weird reaction to that?
I guess my question is where's the line between "it's prob just an "off day"/bug/temporary stomach upset" and "time to go from "worried" to "emergency"?