1911870 tn?1345419009

Not a pregnancy question but..

I'm curious if any of you ladies knoe anything about caring for an orphaned kitten. Our mommy cat outsidr doesn't have any milk one of her kittens died and we have one ee are trying to help survive. I bought some kitten formula and know you need to stimulate their butts. That's the part i'm having trouble with.  Almost 24 hours. 6 feedings and no poop. I'm not sure if i'm stimulating his butt right. Any of yall have experiance with this?
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1564074 tn?1334490908
Wet a paper towel with warm water and wipe it's butt. It might take a minute or two but it will work because the mom licks them. Keep feeding the formula on a few hour schedule and after it eats then mak it use the bathroom.
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1936698 tn?1333915193
when we would take care of our puppies when the mother ignored them, we would also rub their tummy very very gently about an hour or so after feeding them. The vet said sometimes it helps relax them and help get things moving. I've never tried it on a cat though.
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1911870 tn?1345419009
Thanks. I've been using a wash rag. Maybe it needs to be softer. I'll try rubbing his tummy. Thanks. (;
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1794093 tn?1357930759
i used a dry paper towel and just patted the kittens bums and it worked... i never wetted it and i cant say i was very gentle either... hopefully you can get them going :)
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