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One of the three kittens we rescued has been very bloated since we got them. She has been given an enema three times, and about three days ago started to poop normally. She is still bloated though and we are not sure why. The vet thought she had a blockage hence the enema.

She eats normally (but a lot) and pee's and pooh's well. Very playful. She seems content and not to be uncomfortable.

She was de-wormed with Panacur once a day for three days a week ago.

Any idea's??
post #2 of 7
I would try a pro-biotic, if there isn't a pet supply in your area with benebac or forti something, a little plain or vanilla Activia will do in a pinch. Just make sure it isn't the kind with artificial sweetener.

If she was malnourished and parasite infested for a while before you rescued her eating proper food is probably playing havoc with her digestive system. The Activia worked great on a neglected dog I took in a year ago, and I've given a teaspoon to the cats when they were on antibiotics with no ill effects.
post #3 of 7
I am nearing 36 hour of my kitten not poopint. He's been on antibiotics and the forumla is drying. So I figured if it works on my dog and me, 10ccs of activia won't hurt. He ate this twice and no problem. Tiny beads of poop starting to go out.

He was pooping fine before the trip to the vet for the sneezing, the deworming and antibiotics.

Also to share, I wanted to tell you my vet said no decongestants could be used for the cat. I tried using a bit of steam with a bag of Breathe Easy herbal tea and fed him 10 cc's of the tea cold. He cleared up and could sleep. It works great.

I feel the vet just made him worse, and charged me $180.
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Originally Posted by lidial View Post
I am nearing 36 hour of my kitten not poopint. He's been on antibiotics and the forumla is drying. So I figured if it works on my dog and me, 10ccs of activia won't hurt. He ate this twice and no problem. Tiny beads of poop starting to go out.

He was pooping fine before the trip to the vet for the sneezing, the deworming and antibiotics.

Also to share, I wanted to tell you my vet said no decongestants could be used for the cat. I tried using a bit of steam with a bag of Breathe Easy herbal tea and fed him 10 cc's of the tea cold. He cleared up and could sleep. It works great.

I feel the vet just made him worse, and charged me $180.
Perhaps you might consider changing vets? If you feel like your vet made your cat worse, it could mean you need a better vet. After everything my cat has been through these past couple of months I feel like you should go with your gut in regards to your vet. And from what I have been reading online, bad vets are just as easy to come by as bad doctors. Hope your cat gets better!
post #5 of 7
How old ???

You have to be so careful when they are tiny. Sounds like you are taking really good care, but if you aren't happy, maybe a second opinion even over the phone isn't a bad idea?
post #6 of 7
Many antibiotics can cause constipation in kitties as well as diarrhea, just as in humans. Depending on how old this little guy is, I'd make sure he's getting an all wet diet and add a dab of pumpkin to it (plain canned, NOT pumpkin pie kind with seasonings).

If she's stuffy, you can steam her several times a day in the bathroom. Just get the bathroom nice and steamy, take kitty in there with you, and sit with her (playing, etc) until the steam dissipates. If you have a humidifier, run it 24/7 in the area the kitten stays in the most. You can also add a bit of eucalyptus oil to the humidifier and that will help open up the nasal passages. If you can, put a big pot of water on the stove to simmer. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to that as well.

Plain yogurt is usually recommended for diarrhea in cats, not sure about for constipation. As I mentioned previously, adding some plain canned pumpkin will help. Also, increasing the canned food consumption should help as well.

Has she been re-tested for worms and other parasites?
post #7 of 7
Try a holistic vet who uses homeopathy. There are some wonderful homeopathic remedies for bloating, but you need to know some symptoms before prescribing.
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