My kitten wont poo. HELP!

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  • #858152
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    Brylee
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    I have had this kitten for 4 days and she hasn’t pooped once. She is about 2 weeks old, abandoned by her mother. She eats plenty but I think her stomach hurts her. She is still walking around bu she is constantly whining. I tried vegetable oil butt it only gave her hiccups. Anything else I can try? Please help.

    #858155
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    pussigato
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    Hi Brylee,

    Thanks for rescuing the wee kit. Two things-KMR concentrate has a tendency to give kits constipation and liquid KMR does the opposite.

    Here in TDKland, we recommend Goats’ milk for kittens. Cats are lactose intolerant and can’t digest cows milk. Goats’ milk is full of nutrients, probiotics and gentler on their tummies. This can also regulate the poop. You can find it in the dairy section or the concentrate in the baking aisle. Mix the concentrate 1:1 with water or pedylite. Some mineral oil in her formula can usually help her poop. You can put a dab of Neosporin on her bum if she gets sore.

    It’s been a while since she pooped so I would call the vet. It’s possible she has hard stool that she can’t pass. A quick note-do not use clumping, scented litter. Kits will try to eat everything and clumping litter could create intestinal problems. Scented litter usually offends wee kit noses.

    If, at any time, she seem lethargic put a dab of Karo syrup or honey in their mouth.

    Here’s a video on the triangle method.

    Good luck and keep in touch
    PG

    #858166
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    Kittyzee
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    PG gave good advice, but make sure when you give oil (olive, mineral) it’s in the forumla or food, NOT BY ITSELF BY MOUTH. Kittens can choke or aspirate this oil, coating the lungs causing aspiration pneumonia. It just concerned me as you said she had hiccups. Make sure you burp her after she eats too.

    #858172
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    Brylee
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    She pooed about 2 hours ago! I didn’t have time to get the goats milk but it seems like i didn’t need it. We just kept feeding a little at a time and rubbing her lower belly. She is more than happy now. Thank you!

    #858180
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    pussigato
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    Woohoo! We get excited about poop, too!

    #858197
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    Brylee
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    This has made mine and many others day. Thank you PG!!

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