HELP! kitten won't stop crying when he has to go to bathroom.
He's getting ready to go to the vet here. :(
Hi, about a month ago, we took home a little kitten from a friend's house. Our friend found him along with 2 other kittens from the same litter in his garden with no mommy to be found. He kept the kittens at his house hoping the mother would eventually show up, but she never came. We took one home. We already have 2 healthy cats, so we kept him seperated from them for about 2 days until we could get him to the vet. The night before his vet appointment, he started crying NON-stop. He had been crying a lot, but this sounded much worse than usual, and it was when he was trying to go to the bathroom. He looked as if he was constipated. So, rather than wait for his vet appointment the next day, we took him to an emergency vet. They did a few tests including one for FIV (he was negative), clipped his nails, and told us that what "The General" was going through was pretty normal, and that he would get better with some anti-biotics, and some eye drops. Along with some ointment for his little bum. So, we took him home and gave him his meds. After a few more days, we realized that he really wasn't getting any better, AND now, it looked as if his anus was bulging out quite a bit. It was as if he the poo was backed up and trying to get out, but couldn't actually escape out the anus. So, we took him to the vet that he was supposed to see originally. THIS particular vet was VERY thorough. He told us that The General had to come back in a few weeks for shots, and that he seemed to be about 6-7 weeks old. He also told us that The General had diarrhea, and that instead of giving him the Cat milk that the emergency vet had said was alright, that we should try giving him some
mushed up dry kitten food mixed with some wet kitten food. We have been doing this for about a week now. This vet also told us that The General PROBABLY has worms/parasites. So, he sent us home with some different ointment, some oral medication for the worms which we have to squeeze into his little mouth 2x daily, AND some other meds for the worms which we put into his food about 2x a day. He really seemed to be getting better until yesterday. Even the swelling of his anus pretty much went away....UNTIL TODAY. He is crying again everytime he tries to go to the bathroom, and sometimes it's as if he is SCREAMING in pain. We are going to take him back to the vet tommorrow, even though the vet said we can bring him back in 2 weeks (around the time that he will be needing his first set of shots). I am really just writing this to know, has this ever happened to anyone else? And if so, what can I do to comfort the little guy? It's really heartbreaking when he cries!
Answer by kate
Poor little fella.
It is sad that he lost his mother so early on in his life as a mother cat will massage the abdomen to encorage evacuation, i am wondering if by not having this attention early on it has caused this problem. Have you tried to massge the abdomen it may help his digestive systme to get going if their is a problem.
Apart from i haven't personally gone through this and can only hope that the vets advice will help him eventually.
Kitten cries can be quite urgent sometimes, it may not always be that they are in pain but they are trying to grab your attention, this is normal.
he looks great in his picture and looks to be on tracvk to become a great little cat.
I wish you luck and success with your new little friend.