Is this normal??

Raven ERaven E Member Posts: 6
edited 14 June, 2013 in Kitten Corner
Okay, Saturday, I rescued a momma cat and her baby. Took them to the vet, vet says kitten is about five weeks old. He's not fully weaned but momma has dried up. I've been having to force feed him kitten milk and soft cat food gruel just to get him to eat. He's pretty much fur and bones. My problem is, he hasn't pooped since Saturday when my boyfriend and I found him. I'm kind of scared something is wrong with him or his digestive tract or whatever. He's peed plenty of times, every three or four hours, which is normal, I'm hoping. But, how do I make him go use the litter box? I would take him to the vet, but I don't have a way right now until my boyfriend gets home from work, and by then, it will be closed. So can anyone give me any suggestions on getting him to poop? I've read that putting a drop of cooking oil will help, but I'm kind of hesitant about that. Thank you to anyone who can help!


  • Stephanie WheatleyStephanie Wheatley Stillwater, OKMember Posts: 129
    edited 14 June, 2013
    Dark Karo syrup. Just a little bit mixed with some warm water and either mixed with food or fed through a syringe.
  • Raven ERaven E Member Posts: 6
    edited 14 June, 2013
    @ Trek, thanks! We took the little one to the vet today and he gave Napoleon Lactulose. Going to start him on it tomorrow.
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