Why the kitten does not go to the toilet in a big way
The inexperienced owners of cats often have many questions about the health, nutrition and behavior of their pet. This is especially true when a person has purchased or picked up a very small animal, because caring for him is more difficult than for an adult. One of the most common problems for new owners is constipation in the animal (that is, when the kitten does not go to the toilet "for a long time" for several days). When is it worth starting to sound an alarm and what should I do in this case?
Quite small kittens often can not empty the intestines and bladder on their own. To do this, the mother after licking licking the calves of the calves, triggering the work of the organs in this way. And if it is not there, such care falls on the shoulders of a person. So, if a newborn kitten does not go to the toilet "in large" after feeding, you should help him: take a cotton swab, moisten it with warm water and gently, do not massage your baby's belly in a circular motion clockwise.
When the animal is an adolescent, it opens its eyes, eats and drinks independently, problems with constipation can arise due to three main reasons:
- improper diet;
- problems with the work of the intestines.
Consider these options in more detail.
The first reason why a kitten seldom goes to the toilet can be a stressful situation: weaning from the mother, moving to a new place, rearranging furniture, having small children nearby. In this case, the animal may refuse to go to the tray "for a long time" for a long time - up to 5 days. And this can be considered the norm. The best way to help in this case is to save the kitten from stress, as well as attention, love and affection paid to your pet. If after 5 days the situation has not changed, you should always consult a veterinarian.
Also, the kitten does not go to the toilet "in large", if its power is picked up incorrectly. In this case, the stomach does not have time to process food. If the animal just appeared in your house, try to provide him at least for the first time the same menu as the previous owners. And in any case, either feed the kitten with industrial feed of good quality, or choose a balanced natural diet. In the second variant, the cat's menu should include boiled meat, vegetables, porridges.
The third reason why a kitten goes to the toilet a little or does not walk at all is constipation. This can be a congenital problem or acquired, but in any case, if the pet has not visited the tray for more than 7 days, and the tummy is tight and firm, the matter is most likely in constipation. Also a symptom of this disease can be a mournful meow, unsuccessful attempts to sit down near the toilet. This behavior signals that it's time to run to the doctor, because prolonged constipation can be disastrous for a small kitten.
How can I help my pet if the kitten does not go to the toilet "in large"? The most famous remedy is castor oil or petroleum jelly. It should be poured into the mouth of a kitten in the amount of half a teaspoon per day. Usually after its application, the animal's stool softens and leaves alone. Do not panic, after pouring in the oil the animal will drink plenty of liquid. Also, such human medicines as Espumizan and Festal can help.