Orphan Kittens Constipated


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  • #28055
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    Falon
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    Okay I Have 3 Orphan Kittens, I Would Say They Arent But 1-2 Weeks Old 2 Of Them Have Their Eyes Open But One Of Them Doesnt, I Am Feeding Them KMR Milk Replacement, They Are Eating Very Well Sometimes 9-12 ML Every Few Hours, They Look Very Healthy But Their Little Bellies Look Like They Are Going To Pop, I Have Had Them For 3 Days And 2 Nights Tonight Will Be Night Number 3. They Will Urinate Fine When Stimulated But Have Had No Luck With A Bowel Movement, How Long Does It Usually Take? I Have Taken Them To The Vet On Day 1 And Was Told They May Not Have Enough In Them To Have A Bowel Movement Yet But Now I Would Think That They Do, Please Help

    #434015
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    Karenopa
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    Gee AL…I’m just not sure with kittens so little. I haven’t seen Marsha posting this morning but she sure has lots of experience with hand feeding kitties…maybe you could drop her an email and hope for a response. I can get you her email addy if you don’t have it. Good Luck! =)

    OOPS! Sorry AL….case of mistaken identity…we have another AL here so you don’t even know Marsha. Hahahah! I’m sure that others will be along with LOTS of information to help you. Keep checking back because many of them are working.

    #434016
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    Falon
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    Thanks I Need All The Luck I Can Get, What Is Her Email Please?

    #434017
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    Karenopa
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    OOPS! Sorry AL….case of mistaken identity…we have another AL here and I mistook you for her.

    So you don’t even know Marsha. Hahahah! I’m sure that others will be along with LOTS of information to help you. Keep checking back because many of them are working. I shouldn’t give out her email addy without her permission. Sorry for mistaking you for someone else. I promise……someone will come along soon as we have alot of caring, sharp kitty people here. =)

    #434018
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    Karenopa
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    Animalover….I just sent Buttercup an email to ask for some help. I’m sure she’ll check in soon or someone else will help you. Sorry for the mixup. =(

    #434019

    Hi, AL. Welcome to the Daily Kitten! Bless you for taking care of these little orphans.

    Many folks have come here asking very similar questions to yours. Here is a link to one of the discussions about orphan kitten potty issues: http://www.dailykitten.com/chat/topic/16256

    You will find more discussions about this if you click on the orphan and/or constipation tag at the top of this thread.

    Please keep posting and let us know how you and the kittens are doing. If you have any photos, we’d love to see them. :)

    #434020
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    nawlins catmom
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    Cince they have already seen a vet you could also give the offcie a call befoer the weekend, and should be able to get some guidance… When kits are this little, even when on regular feeding, they do not always poop every day… Hang in there and keep up with the stimulation. I have a feeling one of these times you will get a nice big present – of the stinky kind!!

    #434021
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    Falon
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    It’s Okay Karenopa, Thanks 4 Emailing Her For Me. Thanks Kitty Whisperer I Will Go Read All That As Soon As I Reply Here. And Nawlins Thanks Also And I Did Call Tha Vet And They Said Sometimes The Milk Replacement Will Constipate The Little Ones And To Dilute It A Little More Than I Have Been.. So Hopefully That Will Work. Thanks So Much. Oh And I Was Trying To Get A Pic On Here But I Couldnt Figure Out How :(

    #434022
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    Welcome AL please keep us posted on how the little ones are doing, and like KW mentioned it is a popular subject here. There are many “Tags” on the front page under constipation and poop that might help. Looking forward to the celebration of Poop!!!

    #434023
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    Falon
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    Okay Still No Poop, Still Urinating Just Fine Though, And All Kittens Have Their Eyes Open Now. Starting To Get Really Worried.. =[

    #434024

    I suggest calling the vet back for more advice. It may be that these kittens are not producing much poop because they are on a mostly liquid diet. Kittens don’t always poop after every feeding or even every day. The important thing to keep an eye on is whether or not they are getting dehydrated. Gently pinch a fold of skin between their shoulder blades. If it settles right back down when it is released, the kitten is not dehydrated. If the skin stays “tented” it is dehydrated and needs to be taken to the vet.

    Looking forward to good news about poop! :)

    #434025
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    Okay Well The Regularly Vet That I Had Taken Them To Was Not Open Today But I Just Happened To Go By Petsmart Today And Luckily There Was A Vet There On Duty And Gave Me Some King Of Laxative For Them, Hopefully They Will Use The Bathroom Soon No Luck Yet Though.. =[

    #434026
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    welcome AL!

    they should go eventually.

    keep your chin up :) youre doing a wonderful job taking care of these 3.

    but beware! it will STINK.

    lol

    #434027
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    Well I’ve Got Sum Good News && Sum Bad News.. One Of Them Pooped The Other 2 Not Yet. And Yes You Were Right It WSas Stinky. lol

    #434028
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    The other two should not be far behind…

    #434029
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    Falon
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    Well They Have All Pooped Now But The Runt Of The Litter Seems To Be Acting Different =/ Hope Everything Is Going To Be Okay

    #434030
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    Falon
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    Okay Something Is Really Wrong With My Runt.. He Isn’t Eating Quite As Much As He Was, But He Is Eating And Is Using The Bathroom Fine, He Has Lost Weight, He Also Had A Little Something Around One Of His Eyes, But His Eyes Have Only Been Open A Few Days? And Sometimes He Will Act Like Nothing Is Wrong But Other Times He Is Not Near As Spunky As He Used To Be. Does Anybody Have An Idea As To What Has Gone Wrong All Of A Sudden?? =[ Well It’s Feeding Time, Be Back Later.

    #434031
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    nawlins catmom
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    Might the runt be dehydrated? See if his skin stays up if you pinch it into a little tent… if it does not go right back down, he needs more fluids… you can give him unflavored pedialyte as the base of his formula, or straight after a usual feed…If skin stays way up you need ot get to the vet and he will need subcutaneous fluids… check other threads about dehydration for more detail… Losing weight is not a good thing… Good luck!

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