24 March, 2009 at 5:33 pm #26213
Dear All, am so worried.. my baby cat is now almost 10 days old ….
the thing is three days ago i’ve realized that his poop is solid and hard…
he hasn’t pooped for the last two days and his tiny stomach bloated and hard to the touch unfortunately the vet is not available till tomorrow morning, is there anything i can do in the mean time !! please am worried !! my baby nuggets has constipation !24 March, 2009 at 5:40 pm #405027
Simsim I don’t have the answer for you but I know others here will…My thoughts are with Nugget!!24 March, 2009 at 5:57 pm #405028
look here for some help. My thoughts are with you !24 March, 2009 at 6:15 pm #405029
awwwwwww thank you guys so much … il keep watching him and by tomorrow morning ill take him to the vet .. and ill do what i have to do … thanks you so much guys …24 March, 2009 at 6:55 pm #405030
Please keep us updated on Nugget!24 March, 2009 at 11:43 pm #405031
You need to give him a bottel of straight water. it doesnt have to be much, just about half the amount of formula you give him. do that atleast once daily and that should help if he is constipated because of dry hard poop.
How many days has it been sence he last pooped? The kitten i am taking care of was “constipated” for 5 days, every time i called a vet or shelter they told me to give her more time “if shes eating shes file, call me back in two days”
and they were rite, when she finaly decided to poop it was totaly normal and she had no issues at all. Its important to keep in mind that kittens do not produce much poop compaired to the amount they eat, im not telling you not to talk to a vet or not to be concirned. Make sure you are keeping her warm espechaly after she eats. Make sure that she is getting enough water, and also have you been trying to stimulate her before and after every feeding?25 March, 2009 at 1:05 am #405032
Poor Nugget, bet his little tummy hurts! I hope that the water helps! I just want to run over and rub his little belly. Let us know how he is. We get SO excited over poop, especially kitten poop!!!! (((Nugget)))25 March, 2009 at 3:52 am #405033
I don’t know about kitten constipation but when my Brutus gets constipated, I give him a little bit of olive oil and it helps him go. Hope little nugget is ok.25 March, 2009 at 7:41 am #405034
hey guys i have put two drops of vegetables oil in his milk and rubbed his belly and i made him walk and when i started stimulating him he finally made poop! u have no idea how excited i was and i called my friends n talked bout it hehehe .. he is fine now.. and he feels better… thank you all for this great support… love u guys all !25 March, 2009 at 9:04 am #405035
Oh, I think we do, we have been known to do many happy dances for poop! Yay, poop! Yay, Nugget!
A drop or two of olive oil in food is also good for cats who are trying to get rid of furballs. Let’s hope little Nugget doesn’t have that problem for a while…25 March, 2009 at 10:33 am #405036
Doing happy dance for Nugget! Way to go for poop! Yay! Glad you pooped little buddy!26 March, 2009 at 5:20 am #405037
Hey i just wanted to say one quick thing about putting vegitable/olive oil or karo syrop or any other type of stuff into a kittens formula.
I contacted atleast 4 vets and many vet techs and people who work at shelters when my little kitten was constipated, and most of them had no idea weather that would be a good idea or not. But two vets and one vet tech (that raised 29 kittens last year) told me it was an EXTREAMLY bad idea. They told me that olive oil was to acidic (i think or somthing like that) vegitable oil could very easily give them bad diahrea if they are alittle too young and there digestive/immune systems arnt very good, or if they didnt get the first two days of mothers milk. I was also strongly advised not to use karo syrup as it most likely will mess her blood sugar up badly and that could have ill effects.
The best thing that you can do is give them water, or try the magical lubricated thermomitor trick (talk to a vet before you try that)
From my experiance, and talking to people with alot more experiance then me, i have found that kittens usualy are not constipated if they havent pooped in two or three days, espechaly if you are just starting to give him artifishal formula. Kittens should have a poop around once a day, but it is compleatly normal and very common for kittens to skip a day or so.
It is very easy to get paniced and start trying all kinds of things that may actualy hurt the kitten, when in reality there is nothing wrong at all. If a kitten stops eating or if there belly is very hard (witch is usualy because of worms but can be from constipation) or if it becomes lethargic, its gums are pail, or if it is continualy crying for no other reason, then it is time to be concerned. Please keep in mind that its allways a good idea to get more then one vets opinion.
I am so glad that nugget pooped, beleve me i know how you felt. It sounds like you are doing a great job, keep it up and i cant wait to hear how nugget is doing in the next fue days, keep us posted!26 March, 2009 at 12:23 pm #405038
hey liz thank you so much ! well my baby boy is feeling better and he pooped today again thanks for the great advice !! am sending you guys a link to see his pictures hope u like my sweet boy26 March, 2009 at 5:38 pm #405039
I LOVE nugget!! What a cutiepie. Thanks for sharing!26 March, 2009 at 5:56 pm #405040
OMG!!! What a cute little Nugget!!!
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