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Mimi the kitten stopped eating and playing

Pete Wedderburn


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Kittens are full of life, but a serious health crisis can happen.

Kittens are full of life, but a serious health crisis can happen.

Kittens are full of life, but a serious health crisis can happen.

It was a Saturday morning, on a bank holiday weekend. I was just putting my suitcase in the car, heading away for a break, when I got a phone call from a good friend. Her kitten was not well.

Mimi, an adorable kitten aged four months, had gone off her food. She had been an enthusiastic eater, but for the past 36 hours, she had turned her head away when food was put in front of her. She had also lost interest in playing: she had stopped playing and had no energy: she sat in one place, quietly watching the world go by. She seemed very well in other ways, passing urine and faeces, and responding in a friendly way when she was approached. My friend was worried about her, so I said I would call around to take a look.


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