7 day old kittens won\'t poop

Sarah VillarrealSarah Villarreal Member Posts: 2,055
edited 28 May, 2008 in Kitten Corner
Yesterday I ended up with two 7 day old kittens. We are working on some rescue arrangement as I can't keep them longer than a few days. They seem to be doing fine, finally getting the hang of that bottle, quit active, they don't see to have any pain or discomfort, but they won't poop at all. They pee just fine with a damp cotton ball but no number two. Is this normal? I have never nursed kittens before so I have no clue. Any advice? Thanks!


  • Jenna LuskJenna Lusk Pacific NWMember Posts: 2,034
    edited 28 May, 2008
    I have never hand raised kittens before, but I believe you need to get a warm washcloth and gently stimulate their bottoms to get them to poop. That's what the mommy would do with her tongue. I think there are some good threads on Catster about this topic. You may want to do a search. Good luck with the kittens!
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