I have a ten week old kitten who was skinny when I got him, now his belly is quite round and he farts a lot,
I'm worried that something might be wrong with him. I feed him wellness brand cat food twice a day and 2/3 cup wellness brand kitten food at lunch. He poops normal dark color and often in normal blobs, is very active, normal sleep patterns, normal appetite. Help!
on Dec 18th 2012
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Was he seen by a vet? It could be worms. Otherwise my kitten were like that too, especialy just after a meal, you could see their bellies were all full.
Definitely speak to a vet. There may be nothing wrong with the kitten, but kittens' systems are very fragile at that age, and he could have worms or a bacterial infection, or might just need to switch food. Worse, he could have eaten something that may be blocking his intestines.
A kitten his age might have been malnourished (especially if he hadn't been nursed by a mama cat properly in the beginning of his life), so he may be experiencing some difficulty with his food.
Call a vet and describe the symptoms and ask if he needs to be seen. Sometimes they can tell over the phone if it's serious or just something like gas - but if they advise you to bring him in, make sure you do so as soon as possible.
Good luck, and best wishes for a healthy kitten!