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.
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.
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.