5 day old kitten hard/stuck poop need advice.


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  • #50701
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    Lady Moo
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    Hi there, Im new to the forums. I picked up a 5 day old rescue kitten, shes pretty active for being the runt but I think the formula has done a number on her. She has a Very hard piece of poop stuck at her butt, i’ve delt with kittens this young for several years but never encountered this problem in a kitten this small. I need some advice for how to help un-stuck the poop, im afraid she’ll get sick if not able to eliminate.

    Thanks

    Lady Moo

    #725636
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    Rea5
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    I would take her to the Vet and let them manually get it out. There could be some other sort of blockage. You could try just rubbing her tummy with a warm wash cloth. Try to break it up maybe but its a very dangerous situation even for an adult. There is also adding a drop of olive oil to the formula to help with constipation. It might be to late in this situation if you know its hard and stuck.

    #725637
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    jcat
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    You could try running some luke-warm water over her little bottom and see if that helps. And gently rubbing some vaseline around her little backside.

    #725638
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    Lady Moo
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    Thankfully she passed 2 nuggets at the 6am feeding. Hopefully the rest will come out a bit easier. The warm water helped with a little bit of help from me, icky as it was I didn’t bat an eye, I want my little one to thrive! Hopefully the rest isn’t as hard for her, Ill try the olive oil. Thank you Jcat and Rea5.

    #725639
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    jcat
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    You’re very welcome. I’m glad it helped. If you click on ‘poop’ and ‘constipation’, you’ll see just how common this problem is (and find lots of advice on how to help).

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