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Old 08-26-2008, 09:39 PM
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We have an orphaned kitty 12 days old abandoned by his mother. We became his parents 6 days ago. all is well until 3 days ago he stopped pooing. We have done everything massaging little bottom baths rubbing his tummy and stretching his tummy muscles Some suggest mineral oil or vegetable oil 2 drops. should i demand from uncaring vet that says he has poop and just keep feeding him formula and poop should come out. can i demand a laxative or little enema we want him to stay healthy
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:53 PM
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Hey baby kitty and congrats to your baby .

There are 3 things I do or rather give in case of constipation:

1) Dilute the formula, meaning add a 1/3 more water than it is suggested
2) Add a teaspoon of plain yogurt to the formula to let the natural bacteria work it's miracles
3) see if you can turn up some Bene Bac

I hit POST too fast. I was going to say that 3 days without pooping isn't that unusual. I get worried and start doing something about it on day 4.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:10 AM
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Thank you for your help. We tried the diluting of formula. We were then told by the vet to use regular formula so we stopped the diluted one. He is eating well and is active. We will give him the bene bac and see what happens. He was doing well in that area I dont know what changed. Shall we dilute the formula again?
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Yes, dilute it for a few feedings, can't hurt. Sometimes the regular mix simply is too strong and causes constipation, that happens. Usually it's diarrhea and not constipation that causes concern though. Did the vet say why not to feed diluted formula? That doesn't make any sense to me.
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she was not helpful at all she looked at the baby checked her bowels said yes theres poo there told us to feed him regular formula for the nutrition and feed him less during feedings but more often So I will keep his formula diluted for now and try the other thing.
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Yeah, some vets are really just in it for the money and couldn't care less about the animals or their owners. But there are exceptions to that rule, for sure.

Once you get the kitten to poo, gradually cut down on the extra water you dilute the formula with until it's the normal suggested ratio. It usually takes me 3 days to cut it down to normal, since I start all mammals I get on diluted formula first, because feeding full strength right away can overwhelm the tiny bodies really fast.
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Thank you for your help and quick response. Kimanee (our baby) pooed a lot today. So he seemed more content and we were more relaxed. But we will minimize the diluted formula as you suggested. thanks again
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Isn't it amazing how thrilled one can get over some poo? hehehe I'm glad the baby got some relief!!!
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Just an update on our Kimani he pooed again this afternoon all by himself. What a good kitty.
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Time to teach him to use the litter box
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