Kitten is constipated

by Cheryll

We have a street kitten , it is around 4 weeks old we have had it for 10 days although we rub her tummy she has not had a bowel movement now for 4 days she wee's fine and did have bowel movements although very small for the first 6 days, we are concerned now , it is strong and running around playing and looks healthy , could you please give me any advise to help

Kind Regards
Cheryll Hague

Well your kitten is very young indeed and because they are not feeding on their mother’s milk there may be a tummy upset.

I assume you are hand feeding him with special kitten formula as this is designed for optimal health and digestive health too.

Please see my page about kitten feeding and watch the video on the page which also shows you how to help your cat eliminate afterwards. Here is the page

I also have other pages on my site about caring for kittens which you may also find of help. It can be more involved than you first think. They can get sick quite easily especially when they have been taken away from their mother too early. Their immune system has not been able to build up properly and this can open them up to viruses etc. But if you keep a close eye on them etc they should be fine.

I hope your kittens health picks up and that he grows into a strong and healthy cat, i’m sure he will under your care.

best wishes kate

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