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    Penny
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    Hello,
    Two weeks ago I rescued a 2 week old kitten from a dumpster. She was cold, lonely, and hungry. I immediately started feeding her and removed fleas and I check for new fleas constantly. I have been bottle feeding her KMR and she has grown a lot these past two weeks. She is now about a month old and she is very playful. Throughout her bottle feeding experience, she has had very regular poops, and she never required stimulation, she always went on her own. Her poops were yellow/brown and a little more on the liquid side than “toothpaste”, but not like diarrhea, and certainly not green. If I caught her right after pooping, I would wipe her up with pet wipes, but if she pooped during the night and it dried on her fur, then I would bathe just her lower half. I use gentle dawn soap and warm water. A few days ago I fed her solid (soft) food for the first time, and she has been eating solid food once a day, with the other feedings being KMR. And for the past few days she hasn’t pooped. She pees fine. Her belly seems bloated and today she pooped a little, still soft consistency but more like toothpaste, but her butt bled a little too. There was no blood in her poop, just on her anus, so I used a wipe, just patting her gently. Everywhere I’ve read says they are supposed to only start pooping regularly when they start solid food, but she stopped pooping regularly. I also read that they need stimulation through 3 weeks old, but she went on her own ever since I found her at 2 weeks. If someone could please help me understand what is going on, that would help. She is otherwise healthy and jumps around, but does seem in pain when I wipe her bottom.

    #863234

    Kittyzee
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    Everything sounds wonderful and normal to me as far as the eating. The food shouldn’t be hurting her, but I wonder if a vet trip would be in order. She most likely has worms (maybe other internal parasites too) and would benefit from a dewormer since she is also bloated. The over the counter wormers are scary–they don’t kill the worms, or they are too harsh and you risk losing your pet.

    Since she is otherwise healthy and happy, I would get her in for a general checkup and first shots as soon as possible.

    #863246

    Penny
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    Kittyzee,
    Thank you for your input. How old should she be when I get her vaccinated? Because I don’t think she’s old enough yet. When I get her vaccinated I will have her tested and if needed dewormed, however I don’t think she has worms. She has grown so much and gained a tremendous amount of weight. Worms usually prevent growth and weight gain and zap all the nutrients from you.

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