Cat Stormy
Stormy

I have doubts about feeding Stormy, my female cat maine coon

I have a 6 week old kitten who eats and drinks perfectly. She only urinated once yesterday and hasn’t gone again since. She also won’t defecate. I tried stimulating but she wouldn’t go last night. Is there anything I can to do help her go? She also won’t use a litter box.

over 3 years ago
Information about Stormy
  • Species: Cat
  • Breed: Maine Coon
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: less than 1 year
  • Sterilized: No
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
Barkibu Vets

Hello!

The first thing to do is to take her to a vet for a first general checkup and deworming protocol to eliminate earthworms and tapeworms, since it is quite common for kittens to have them. Internal parasites can block the transit of stool; they absorb the nutrients from the food, causing severe malnutrition, etc. Hence the importance of the internal deworming of kittens.

On the other hand, to help her defecate, you can dip a piece of cotton in a warm water and rub gently from the navel area to the anus through the abdomen. That massage will make it easier for her to defecate. Also, the gentle massage of the intestine area will help. If she fails to defecate one more day, take her to the vet.

All the best.

over 3 years ago