kitten with constipation

by Emma Pready
(Birmingham Uk )

I've had my cat 2 weeks and he is just 6 months old

i have been advised by the Cat Protection to keep him indoors for 4 weeks.
My problem is that he has constipation and i feel that he would be ready to go outside. Could you please give advice on this as i am worried about him . Thank you

Answer by Kate
the reason it is advised that you keep new pets inside for at least 4 weeks is allow the cat to build up a bond with his home and new owners.

i am assuming that he is neutered already if he came from the cat protection group, if not then I would definitely recommend having him done before you let him out.

As for the constipation, this is not uncommon for new pets to have some sort of tummy trouble when they first come to a new home. the change of food, routine etc can often cause problems.

i have a web page about cat constipation and how you can help them get over it. here

Also it is a good idea to make the indoor environment very stimulating and fun for your cat before you let him out. this way he will associate the home with fun as well as providing him with things which will keep him active which will help his constipation. as i speak my 10 month kitten is running around downstairs with his toy mouse, this keeps him very active. find something that your kitten really loves and play with him with it often.

best wishes Kate

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