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5 week old kitten

I just got him and he is gagging. understandably so kind of... he just started eating solid food a few days ago. i guess i have never had a cat so young that was not born of a cat of mine.. how normal or abnormal is the gagging? I know he is little. he just turned five weeks yesterday.

 
MoMoFu

Asked by MoMoFu at 2:09 AM on Mar. 17, 2011 in Pets

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Answers (9)
  • let the food soak in warm water until it gets soft, then mash it up with a fork. It'll be easier for the little one to swallow and digest. Then, as the kitten gets bigger, gradually mix in dry food more and more until it's all dry. This is how we weened our puppies when we used to breed.
    MamaStuart

    Answer by MamaStuart at 1:42 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Cats get hair in their stomach from licking themselves clean. They have to cough up the hairballs once in awhile.
    mommytoJames512

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 2:41 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • What mommytojames512 said
    Hatsumomo

    Answer by Hatsumomo at 2:54 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Are you just giving him dry food? if so you need to either start him with wet food or add water to the dry food so that it softens it.
    KyliesMom5

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 7:59 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Give the kitten moist food. He is too young for dry food. Where is momma cat? The kitten should be with mom until 8 weeks old.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 11:23 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Dont give it MILK, its bad for there tummys. I would just add a bit of water to its food to soften it up a bit. They arnt used to chunks so they do gag a bit till they are used to it.
    minimo77

    Answer by minimo77 at 12:57 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • He maybe too young for solid foods. Try some milk with it's food that may help the gagging.
    Parka54

    Answer by Parka54 at 6:55 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • i give a mix of wet food and dry food. he is doing really well now guys sorry i did not respond.
    MoMoFu

    Comment by MoMoFu (original poster) at 8:12 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • he may be coughing up hairballs that happens with cats when they clean themselves as far as the food try either mixing it with a little moist food or try a different brand other wise you may want to call a vet and see what they say also
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 10:36 AM on Mar. 24, 2011