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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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I have five, 4 week old kittens that are a rescue. I am

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I have five, 4 week old kittens that are a rescue. I am feeding them GNC kitten milk replacer. Only one has had a bowel movement in three days. What can I give them?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the kitten?
Customer: constipated
JA: What is the kitten's name?
Customer: There are four of them,
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the kitten?
Customer: No,
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Terri replied 2 months ago.

Hello, My name is Terri.
It is my pleasure to assist you today!
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Expert:  Terri replied 2 months ago.

Hi Joy,

Give them a half ounce of warm, whole milk. It is a natural laxative that will produce stool within two hours.

You can also insert a rectal thermometer into the anus with a dab of vaseline to bring on a BM

more options:

A half tsp of olive, fish or mineral oil. If you put some on her foot she may lick it off.

A tsp of canned pumpkin (not pie filling).

Feed them canned food with water added to get them well hydrated.

If he gets dehydrated give him tuna water drained from the can.

Please let me know how he is doing .

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