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2010625 tn?1329372056

Constipated kitten

I have a 2 1/2 week old kitten that is constipated. I just got it about 4 days ago, and have been rubbing it's area with a wet cotton ball, but think I may have not been doing it enough. I have been rubbing it more down there the last couple of days, and a very tiny bit has come out, but what did come out was very hard. I was just wondering if there is anything I can give it to soften up it up a little bit to help it come out. I have gotten the suggestions of cows milk, or oil. Also I gave it more water to less formula, which was also a suggestion that I got. I just don't want it to not get enough nutrients from giving it less formula. I am not sure about the cows milk or oil though, I don't want to give it something that might make it sick. It's belly is also bloated. Any help is appreciated.
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874521 tn?1424116797
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no I wouldn't feel comfortable giving cows milk or any oil to a kitten that young. i hope you are feeding him a milk formula replacement from a Vet clinic?
I am assuming this kitten was orphaned? I think you reallly need to consult a Vet for help with your question as this can be a very serious issue for one so young.

I have a site here but not with info on how to deal with constipation. there is another member Bkitty who raised orphaned kittens and I hope she will offer some advice as soon as she see's this post. in the mean while please call a Vet clinic

http://pets.webmd.com/cats/guide/newborn-kitten-care
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874521 tn?1424116797
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can you buy some Greek yogurt....with NO sugar added, let him lick a small amount (1/4 teaspoon or less) off your finger and see if that should help him out...or a very small amount of UNSALTED butter, but again a teeny amount...
be sure you are stimulating the anal area as well as the tummy with a warm damp cloth....
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1696489 tn?1370821974
I suggest you see your vet because your kitten might have worms.  Deworming a kitten is an easy in-patient treatment. - Blu
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