My partner and I adopted two kittens a month ago.
One (Zelda) has had a balloon stomach for a week now and it seems that she is not gaining weight.
She is significantly smaller than her sister. (They are about 16 weeks old).
She eats as she should m.m. The only thing is that she is very withdrawn, does not want to fool around, but mostly lies and rests (does not sleep).
What can it be?
The food we have is sensitive, so I do not think there is anything wrong with that…
Starting to get a little worried as there is so much difference between the cats, both in size and in behavior.
Hope your cats are well now!
Kittens often have roundworms and if they are not dewormed properly, they can get a swollen stomach. If the cats are not properly dewormed, this should be done.
If the cat is lethargic, a veterinarian should be consulted for examination and treatment.
Swollen abdomen and lethargy can have several causes.
It is always good to be able to take a temperature (in the rectal opening) of the cat to see if the cat has a fever. Normally the cat has between 38-39 degrees.