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What can I do for kittens who haven’t pooped in a day?

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What can I do for kittens who haven’t pooped in a day?
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 24 days ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 24 days ago

I'm sorry your kitten is having some issues, does she seem to be trying to poop and nothing happening? Or just haven't seen anything in a day?

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
I haven’t seen anything today except for a tiny one.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 24 days ago

How is her appetite? What has she normally been eating?

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
It’s been good today. She eats canned kitten food
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 24 days ago

Ok good. How is she acting otherwise, any change in her energy or seem like her usual self?

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
She’s been playful
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 24 days ago

That is another good sign :)

I have a few potential suggestions, have you given her any medication or are you seeing anything that looks irritated on her bottom?

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
She recently finished a round of clavamox two days ago but nothing in the last day
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 24 days ago

Since she has passed a little bit of poop today, and is acting like her usual self and eating, I don't think it is an emergency that she has to be seen tonight. Some cats can get a little constipated with an antibiotic, some can get diarrhea, it could be one off day.

You could try taking a cotton ball and soaking it in warm water and gently massaging right under her tail over her anus, sometimes that will get things moving and is the simplest to try.

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Thank you. Should i continue to put food out for her?
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 24 days ago

Yes food is fine and eating generally stimulates intestinal muscle contractions to get things moving :)

The other option, though potentially a little trickier with a wiggly kitten and may be easier if you have an option of a helper to hold her, is to gently insert the tip of a lubricated thermometer (something like vaseline would work) just a little ways into her anus as that often will have them poop within a few minutes.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 24 days ago

I think it would be ok to watch her for tonight, maybe set her in the litter box a few times as standing on the litter and that feel under their feet sometimes helps to give them the signal to 'go'.

If nothing by tomorrow morning, it would be best to check in with your regular vet - not common but some kittens can get constipated where they need some extra help to go, like an enema, but hopefully wouldn't come to that especially with her not seeming distressed.

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Thank you!
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 24 days ago

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Cat Veterinarian replied 23 days ago

How is Plum doing today? Did the poop fairy visit?

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