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    Danielle
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    Hello there! New to this site, but I’ve been reading in on it for a while before I joined!
    Here’s what’s going on. My mom found an orphaned kitten in a bush outside her yoga studio last month! We took her to a vet to get her checked out, they told us she was 2-3 weeks old, and very healthy! They dewormed her and sent her home with us. I’ve been bottle feeding her KMR powder milk replacer and raising her since. She’s about 5/6 weeks now and thriving besides I’ve had issues with poop since day one. She had major diarrhea the first week. Then constipated the next week, then diarrhea again the week after. After I started to wean her onto wet food (iams wet kitten food chicken flavor) + (KMR second step powder) she was constipated again then finally had a regular bowel movement and I literally cried tears of joy. Her poops have been stressing me out so badly! Everything seemed normal the next couple days, she was pooping every other day on her own, then today she had a slightly loose, but firm grey looking poop!! And horrible smelling gas all day. I’m currently feeding her the same iams wet food warmed with a bit of water in it 3 times a day, and maybe a bottle and a half a day. I have no idea what this could be now. She’s not exibiting any unusual behaviour, she’s playful, eating, drinking and sleeping. If anyone out there has any advice! I’m so worried for my little bean. Her poor tummy never seems to be settled. Thanks in advance!!

    #862821

    pussigato
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    Hi Danielle,

    Thanks to you and your mom for rescuing your wee girl. Is that wee bean in your avatar?

    I’m inclined to blame the KMR. The concentrate can give them constipation and diarrhea from the liquid. She’s old enough to take her off of it but if you want to keep her on milk for a bit longer (Mom kits wean 8-10 wks) then get her Goats milk. Here in TDKland, we recommend Goats’ milk for kittens. 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.

    Since her behavior hasn’t changed then I would quit the KMR.

    Good Luck and I hope to see her as our TDK.

    PG

    #862824

    Kittyzee
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    I wouldn’t change her wet food right now, unless you want to take her off KMR like PG suggested. I’m thinking a call to the vet and run it by them and see what they think. I know you said they dewormed her, but I wonder if they could have given her a fecal test to see if she had coccidia. She may already have the all clear, don’t fret about it, but give them a call and see what they recommend.

    #862826

    Danielle
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    And does anyone know what the grey poop might of been about? It looked like clay! That can’t be right

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by  Danielle.
    #862827

    Danielle
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    Yes that’s her! ???? She’s such a doll!!
    And okay I’ll go pick up some goat’s milk today and try that out! Just recently I’ve been hearing that kmr has a bad rep. I wish I would of known that when I first brought her home! Thank you guys for your quick replies !

    #862835

    pussigato
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    I don’t know what gray poop means so call the vet.

    #862873

    Natalie
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    Hey there!
    I have been bottle feeding an orphaned kitten for quite some time now and my cat had similar problems. My vet said that the milk replacements are very high in iron and they have the tendency to consipate kittys. They also are rich in other nutrients and vitamins that may cause diarrhea; they make these milks potent to make up for what they’re missing from mama’s milk. About the grey poop, I would talk to your vet. My kitty also had grey poop after she went through a few days of vicious constipation. When they’re constipated, the stool gets sucked of moisture and nutrients, and when bile is present it has the tendency to turn poopy grey. I’m no expert but that was my experience with a bottle fed kitty! Definitely talk to your vet and see what they think. My vet told me to dilute her food with warm water and milk replacer with half water to make her regular again. I have had success with that. Good luck and try not to stress too much about it! Being a meowmy can be hard!

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