21 September, 2008 at 10:30 pm #20448
I recently aquired a small kitten (mother abandoned it on my boyfriends doorstep), assuming its age is about 4 weeks old. Eyes are open, so are his ears. He’s still kinda clumsy, but he runs around and plays. He’s incredibaly adorable. I’ve had him for 2 days now. He’s eating fine, I’m mixing up some kitten replacement formula with some fancy feast canned food, warming it, and he LOVES it. He has peed for us several times, even used the litter box on his own, (we put him in, but he dug a little hole and went for us). Since we’ve gotten him though, he hasn’t pooped. He isn’t bloated, so I’m not thinking worms. He’s peeing without our assistance, so stimulation apparently isn’t necessary (though we’ve tried… boy… have we tried). He doesn’t feel compacted or lumpy or anything. His belly feels fine. He is still acting, perfectly fine. He just isn’t pooping. I was trying to see if there was some little trick or something we could do. Some sort of laxative maybe? Or would that do too much harm to his little belly?
Anywho. I was just going to see if I could do something at home, before dragging the little guy to the vet to check him out. I’d hate to spend a ton of money to find out I was rubbing his belly in the wrong spot or something! LOL
But anywho. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Rain21 September, 2008 at 10:44 pm #291393
Kittens don’t poop on a regular schedule – he may go two or three times one day then not at all for a day or two. He may bless you tomorrow and the vet won’t be necessary.
If you are rubbing his belly, though, you are rubbing the wrong spot. Use a warm wet washcloth and gently rub his actual butt. It’s the stimulation on the anus that does the trick.
He sounds like a cutie. Post some pictures when you can. Most of us use Catster ’cause its free and easy. http://www.catster.com/cats/21 September, 2008 at 10:47 pm #291394
A trip to the vet is a good idea to make sure your kitten is healthy. Cats can get feline leukemia and feline aids which is highly contagious to other cats. Kittens should be tested and immunized against these diseases. I’m glad he is eating so well! Have you decided on a name?21 September, 2008 at 10:55 pm #291395
I’ve heard this, but I wasn’t sure if two days was too much or not… Our kittens have generally always been pretty good about going on a regular basis.
Yeah, I realized I wrote belly… we are rubbing his bum, not his belly. XD Lol. Sorry for the mix up there.
Heres a pic of the little guy.
I’ll try IMG Code and Direct Link, in case one doesn’t work.
His name is Fip. It stands for Flarg, Ike, Puppy… There is reason behind this. There is a lolcats.com ( http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd360/ranibphotos/lolcatsdotcomgxz3naz98orsgsux.jpg ) Which I thought looked rather like him, and was insanely cute, so thats what I named him. Well. BF’s mom found him… so she named him Ike (for the hurricane that just swept though Texas, hit us all pretty hard, and it was during the hurricane that mama cat dumped the little guy. So she INSISTED I name him Ike… he just doesn’t look like an Ike to me. Then, the little guy started chewing on me… and the table… and anything he can sink his teeth into, so BF says, “He’s not a kitten! He’s a puppy!” So, instead of choosing one name, I chose them all, and he became Fip, or Fippers. 🙂 And of course various other nicknames. Tee hee.21 September, 2008 at 10:58 pm #291396
By the way, Whisperer, believe me, a vet trip is imminent, I just need to hopefully wait a week to get funds. I was hit with an unexpected expensive car battery this week… so that blew my vet fund. But yes. He will go to the vet, asap.21 September, 2008 at 10:59 pm #291397
He looks like a little sweetheart, Rain! Fip is a fine name. 🙂21 September, 2008 at 11:02 pm #291398
He is a beauty!! An orange cat! I used warm wet cotton balls to rub the anus and that got Deuter Bug into action! Hopefully Fip will have success soon!21 September, 2008 at 11:04 pm #291399
He’s a doll. He was snoozing beside me, now he’s awake and chewing on his toes. Better his than mine! LOL!21 September, 2008 at 11:31 pm #291400
Flip is adorable! He looks about 4 weeks or so. He might bless you before tomorrow,if not I’m glad you’re having him checked out at the vet. Congrats on the new kitten!!22 September, 2008 at 1:11 am #291401
Welcome to TDK, Rain. And thank you for posting the pictures of your new baby. I think that we have all fallen in love!
Poop, Fip, poop!!!22 September, 2008 at 1:13 am #291402
Ohmigosh he is a cutie. What a wonderful thing to be blown onto your doorstep 🙂 Good luck and congratulations!22 September, 2008 at 1:39 am #291403
Thank you Willow, we’re all chanting him on! Poop! LOL
Thank you all so much for your help.22 September, 2008 at 2:13 am #291404
Still no poop? Hmm…did you check areas around the litter box or maybe some hidden spots around the house? I mean, you never know, he could have just poop somewhere else.22 September, 2008 at 3:01 am #291405
Tuttibella is right. When Sneakers first came to live with us, he was sooooooo good about peeing in his box. It wasn’t until about three days later that I discovered his little stash of baby-poops behind the couch.
BTW – I did discover that a liberal sprinkling of whole cloves behind the couch sent him scurrying for his litter box.22 September, 2008 at 3:11 am #291406
Maybe he wants to do it without an audience! Could you put the litter box someplace where it isn’t out in the open.22 September, 2008 at 2:01 pm #291407
Any poo yet?23 September, 2008 at 2:51 am #291408
Any updates?23 September, 2008 at 11:08 pm #291409
We have Updates!!! Sorry I’ve been busy and wasn’t online yesterday. WE HAVE POOP!!! He pooped at about 10:30am yesterday!! YAY!!!! It was very normal looking kitten poo… and he’s using the litter box without any help from us. We just have to keep an eye on him to make sure theres no snacking on the litter. But yes. We were all very happy!!! Thanks so much all of you for your support and suggestions! And Fip thanks you too! (at least I’m assuming thats what that bite on my arm just now was about. 😉 )23 September, 2008 at 11:36 pm #291410
Another celebration of poop! You have to be a TDKer to understand….23 September, 2008 at 11:46 pm #291411
Tee-hee Leeny! Headbonks from Leela to Flip!23 September, 2008 at 11:59 pm #291412
Oh poop. Glorious poop. LOL. Thanks again guys!24 September, 2008 at 1:23 am #291413
And we have another poop! Fip is doing great! Playful, eating, and Pooping! He’ll be going to the vet next week to get his first checkup!24 September, 2008 at 1:46 am #291414
Hooray for poop!! This is great news, Rain. Thanks for sharing it with us!!
I hope you keep posting so we can hear more about how Fip is doing. Kittens are so much fun! 😀12 September, 2012 at 1:15 pm #291415
I to just found a sweet kitten in my backyard after Hurrican Isaac. He is eating soft food and pees in the litter box…but has not pooped. We’ve only had him for two days, how long should I wait before I bring him to the vet?24 April, 2013 at 5:58 pm #291416
I know this is an older post, but I just joined the site. My boyfriend and I found an abandoned kitty in the woods behind our house. We took him to the vet and got his first deworming and found out he was 3 weeks old. That was on a wednesday. He pooped on thursday, but we have not seen anymore poop today is tuesday making it 6 days. We took him again to the vet yesterday, where they tried stimulating him, but couldnt get anything. He was kitten a enema and some fluids and the doctor said she wasnt too worried and that he is a healthy kitty. He is peeing on his own without stimulatin and I am just starting to get really worried. Despite what the doctor says, 6 days seems like a long time for no poopy. Any advice?
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