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Tracey BTracey B Member Posts: 7
edited 20 August, 2009 in Kitten Corner
I posted a problem my kitten had with pooping the other day, so I gave her mineral oil in her formula. She pooped hours later, but now she doesn't seem to be peeing much, if at all. Warm washcloths doesn't seem to be doing the trick anymore. Neither does massaging her belly. I've put her in the litter box as well. Any suggestions?


  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 19 August, 2009
  • Annalisa Conserti-JonesAnnalisa Conserti-Jones Member Posts: 5,234
    edited 20 August, 2009
    Depending on how long she has gone without a BM, I would get her to a vet. From what I understand of your page, she was abandoned by her mommy. It's possible that it was because her mom knew the kitten had an issue or two (such is the law of nature, that most mammals do focus their energy on the offspring they think will make it, and often leave those who they don't think will do behind). The good news is that veterinary medicine often helps prolong the lives of many kitties who are left behind by momma cats who don't think the little one will make it. So it is crucial that if she has not seen a vet yet, she see one asap, and even if she has already seen a vet, you should let your vet know of any such problems asap.
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