Seeking more guidance - My kitty wont poop?
Hello...I have a 7 day old calico kitten that I found on my front stoop end weekend. She eats well, sleeps well, and have a powerful set of little kitty lungs...The problem is her belly always looks round and she has vastly loose poops (if I can even get her to poop!)...Sometimes she goes a little, and some days she wont move about and cries a lot when I try to help her. They are orangish-brown and smell like fish, when she does be in motion. I was told it could be a symptom of over feeding or worms, but I check her hiney every day and bathe it after she does even the littlest poop, and I haven't seen any "worms" coming out...My niece is due to be born next week and I have 5 kids living next to me. I don't want to take the chance of infecting anyone...should i keep this kitty? Right presently she basically has been living contained by her carrier, but I also hold her while sitting on the couch / floor. I throw away adjectives the blankets she has pooped / peed on and spray my rug with lysol once a day, but I don't want her to contaminate anyone in the family...she seems to be growing and acquirement weight well...her head seem to have grown just from this morning when i looked at her...I just cant receive her to go!
Yes, the kids will be fine as long as no-one gets within the kitty poo (it carries toxoplasmosis which can be fatal to unborn babies).
Wow, good on you taking her on from 7 days out-of-date! that's a lot of work. You're obviously doing the right thing as you hold kitten milk - I'm going to take a stab here and suggest 2 things. 1. it could be that she has worms, going by the big stomach. Cats need worming all their lives - you'll need to enjoy her checked by the vet (it would be the right thing to do in any case, anything the cause of her poop problems) and they can work out the dosage for you.
2. It could be that she's getting used to kitten formula, which is not her mother's milk. In any case, it really is worth having the vet look at her.
Have you get a litter tray for her? You may need to show her how to use it - scrape her paws within the litter, they usually pick it up straight away. That would save you have to clean up all the time and it would be better for her too.
If you feel it's approach too much work, she can go to a shelter, but you should be fine as long as you keep in touch near your vet. My vet practice lets me ask questions over the phone free of charge.
Best of luck - you're doing a wonderful thing looking after this kitten!
This helped me when I took a little kitten contained by once, we had to get her help right absent because she had bloody waste.
EDIT: Wow, 7 days? Good luck to you. Again, I would propose taking her to vet as the #1 thing. Second, since she is so young, take a towel and soak an call a halt in some warm water. Try stimulating her 'hiney-area' by rubbing it kindly with the warm cloth. A mother cat licks her kittens within the same way, trying to stimulate them to go.