Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
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How long is too long for a bottle fed 3 week old kitten to not urinate or defecate?
I have a momma cat who was raising her litter of one -- and doing very well. It is a fat roly poly little kitten. Anyway, momma cat darted out the door last night and hasn't come back.
I've read about how to take care of kittens, and I got the kitten to take a bottle this afternoon, but I haven't seen her urinate or defecate. I have been using a warm wash cloth, tried the slightly damp cotton balls, and the kitten is not "going". I called the vet and they just seemed worried about making sure she didn't get dehydrated. So how long is too long? The kitten seems very content to stay in her "nest" and is very happy. She's crawl walking -- not super stable. I would really like for momma cat to come back! But assuming she doesn't -- when should I start worrying about the kitten not pooping?