It's the green-eyed monster....in Bandit and Xiao Li.
Bandit and Xiao Li gave me a fright yesterday when they both went on a hunger strike and refused to eat. I was worried sick, and to top it all, Xiao Li suddenly had diarrhoea as well. To make matters worse, both had just gone for a check-up and had been dewormed on Friday.
Could the deworming have caused the diarrhoea or the change in appetite?
Teddybear was the only one who was not dewormed and he was as fit and active as ever.
I mentioned this to the vet the next day, and he said it was very unlikely that deworming could have such an effect.
This made me even more worried. Did Bandit and Xiao Li pick up a bug from the clinic? I did wait more than an hour with them for my turn. But then, why is it that Teddybear is fine? And he's supposed to be the weakest amongst the three for now, having just recovered.
The whole of yesterday, I had to force-feed the two of them. Xiao Li was given an antibiotic as well since her diarrhoea was very watery. My fingers are swollen with bite-marks now because Xiao Li really put up a fight. She frothed and spat, and vomited all the medicine out. She refused to eat the wetfood as well, and spat every bit out. It sure reminded me of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew". Why was she so angry?
Today, both of them migrated out to the backyard and sulked. They decided they would take over Mac's old house.
Only Bandit took some of the food. Xiao Li completely refused.
Of course, Teddybear finished it all up later. And Teddybear wasn't allowed in. "You're with them, you're not with us!"
Indeed, Teddybear was very friendly to the new kittens.
I think it's a case of jealousy that the three new kittens have invaded into their territory. Kitten politics?
Xiao Li later came in and ate ADULT food.
Oh well, as long as she is eating, that's quite a relief for me.
I hope there is nothing seriously wrong with them.
But...that is not all...read on, please....the kittens have their own issue as well.