26 July, 2009 at 11:03 pm #29890
OMG im so afraid for my kittens they wont go to the bathroom and i cant afford the vet they are about a week and a half and there mom was killed by a car 2 days ago and they havent pooped scence is something wrong or can i do something to make they go– there peeing fing but NO POOP!27 July, 2009 at 12:28 am #464113
Kittens don’t poop every day. Kittens that young may only poop every other day or even every third day.
Are you feeding them Kitten Milk Replacement, not cow’s milk? Cow’s milk is very bad for cats, especially kittens. If you are giving them KMR, it might help to put just a little more water in it then the instructions say to use.
Another thing you need to do with small kittens is stimulate them to poop. Mama cat would be licking their little bums to get them to poop. Get a warm wet washcloth and mimic what mama cat would be doing. Don’t rub their butts too hard, just firm but gentle like mama would.
Click on the pink ‘Tags’ in the upper right corner. Raising orphaned kittens is something that we have discussed many times on this forum. In addition to what some of us have found to work, there will be some links to websites that give detailed instructions on raising kittens.
Even if you don’t think you can afford a vet, at least call a couple in the area, as well as any cat rescue organizations you can find. Someone may be able to come over and help you learn how to raise your kittens, or may be able to take the kittens home with them and foster them.
There are many people on this site who have raised kittens. Sunday is a slow day so be sure to check tomorrow.
If your kittens were healthy before they lost their mama, there’s a really good chance you’ll be able to raise them successfully. We are all here to help you.
P.S. I know you were in a hurry when you wrote your post so you probably didn’t have time to proofread. But it’s easier for us to understand what kind of help you need if it’s clear. If the word you typed is underlined in red, you can right click over the word and fix it before you hit “Send Post”.27 July, 2009 at 1:06 am #464114
Another good tip, after they have had their KRM from a bottle, turn them so they have there back in your chest, hold their bum with one hand and rub their tummy with the other. They need help to burp just like a human baby does!27 July, 2009 at 4:12 am #464115
Watch the demonstration video from the link in the discussion thread “Helping a kitten to eliminate.” A TDK member made a video of taking her 3 week old kitten to the vet and how the vet properly stimulated the kitten to fully eliminate poo.27 July, 2009 at 6:01 pm #464116
HEY i have poop and yes i am feeding them KMR i have been feeding them out of an eye droper and they seem to like that but im trying the bottle and there getting better and i did try the add more water thing and wat do u no today they went i feel so much better now knowing that there going better but ill keep u updated on how there doing27 July, 2009 at 6:08 pm #464117
Yay! you are a good momma cat!27 July, 2009 at 9:03 pm #464118
i just fed the kittens and now there sleeping but i have a long night a head of me by getting up every 4 hours tonight27 July, 2009 at 9:08 pm #464119
It’s a tough job taking over the Mama cat role, but you’re doing great Mara! Welcome to TDK, you’ll find all the help and support you need here )27 July, 2009 at 9:28 pm #464120
thanx the 1st night with out there mom was rough on them and me. but my dog who is a girl seems to love the kittens and she never got to be a mom so i think shes takeing to them by being there friend but the kittens love it because they love to cuddle and i love it here at TDK i get lots of help and support27 July, 2009 at 9:45 pm #464121
Mara, I hope you don’t mind me asking, but I’m guessing you’re school age? I just want to check that your parent(s) know you’re posting here, it’s a good and safe site, but they should know where you are )27 July, 2009 at 10:31 pm #464122
Animals don’t seem to care whether a baby is their own species. There are lots and lots of cases where one kind of animal adopts the babies of another species. It’s almost always a beneficial arrangement for all concerned.28 July, 2009 at 7:16 am #464123
I know what your going through, my fosters are now almost 2 months old! Your doing an amazing thing being a kitty mommy ! They will repay you with lots of kitty love !28 July, 2009 at 4:22 pm #464124
yes i am in school ages and im really stressed with the kittens it so hard and yeah my parents no about this and they think it could help and thanx for some really great advise30 July, 2009 at 2:04 am #464125
It’s a tough Job but u will love it. Give them lots of love o and it could be very stressful. I’m a first time mommy I got my babies when they were 6 weeks. Pretty scary but u will be a great kitty mommy.. Good luck2 August, 2009 at 6:16 pm #464126
Just got an adorable 6 wk old baby – feeding kmr eating well, plays, active – but no bowl movements in 2 days, so glad to find this forum – tried warm moist cotton ball to rub his little but, but nobody says how long to do this for – he is great but has a very round belly-
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