No it is not normal for a kitten to have diarrhea. Diarrhea can also lead to dehydration which can be a serious problem in young animals. Intestinal parasites are common in young kittens and can lead to diarrhea. Bacterial overgrowth can also lead to diarrhea. Any new animal to a household should be examined by a veterinarian. This kitten also needs to be started on his vaccination series.
My 7 1/2 week old kitten, Wilson has diarrhea. I have spoken to my friend who is a veterinary nurse and also the local vets and they have told me that as long as there is no blood in the stools and he is eating and more importantly 'drinking' and seems to be full of beans, then its probably a result of a change of environment or diet. My friend also told me that its important to ensure that he is hydrated. A way to check this is to pinch the top of the neck (where mother cats carry their young) and if the skin falls back into place straight away then they are fully hydrated, if it takes a while to fall back into place then its a sign that they are dehydrated. Therefore make an appointment with the vets straight away and in the meantime give the kitten water even by way of a syringe if you have to. They are so young and dependant at this age, that they rely on us to be vigilant of their health and any changes of behaviours. Enjoy your kitten and give them the best chance to grow into healthy and confident cats. They are such great creatures :)
Try leaving out the chicken and use just the broth and brown rice. White rice is usually bleached and has little nutritional value. When the stools seem more firm then add the chicken gradually. Remember quick change in diet can cause runny stools.
They are eating solid foods. They are very healthy except for the diarrhea.
This has happened to one of my kittens before. If there isn't anything too serious Water should be a good thing to have always available to your kitten. This should help. If conditions stay the same or worsen take your kitten to a vet as soon as possible. Take take any chances.
There could be many problems, have you gotten them of solid food? Food Allergy?
Parasites? Any other symptoms?
Parasites? Any other symptoms?
Eight weeks is still very young. This kitten probably has not been weened from it's mothers breast milk for very long. You need to be very careful what and how much food to feed the kitten. Some canned foods are too strong for their delicate digestive systems. Look for food recommended especially for kittens. Even kitten kibble needs to be softened with a little milk or water. Check with your vet. Usually the receptionist can recommend a food with out you haing to go in or pay for a visit. Be sure your kitten has all the shots it needs to protect it from diseases.
See if you can get him to eat some dry food that is a little wet... Don't let him has any human milk it's bad for there little stomachs..
Try giving her a small does of pepto-bismol after you feed her. Give her about 1tsp per/weight. Also stop using plain white rice. Try using brown instead it has more nutitonal value then white rice and will help with making her stools more solid. That is what a vet told me when I had the same problem with my cat. It worked for me so hope it works for you as well.