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MaddyBeth12 posted:
I rescued 2 kittens of approximately 6 months of age and one of them has lost some weight. You can feel her spine and hip bones easily. She seems to eat well, she is still playful and frisky. Any idea what could be the problem with the weight loss? It is concerning me greatly. Thank you.
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rohvannyn responded:
The first thing I would think of is internal parasites. Is she on a good quality kitten food?
 
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Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
Parasites are certainly one possibility in a stray kitten, and can be easily diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, so are untreatable diseases such as Feline Leukemia and FIV. If they haven't been to your veterinarian yet, now's the time. If they're six months old, they'll need to be neutered anyway (unless you want more kittens!)

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
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