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Do newborn kittens need help with bowel movements?

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As my mom Farleyv wrote earlier, I am now raising three baby kittens, with eyes still shut. When we raised farley v, i remember putting a warm compress on his backside to make him poop, but i can't remember if we did that because he hadn't gone, or if that was mimicking the mother and needs to be done. They have peed, I know that because two of them have allready peed on me. Any advice on this or anything else for newborn kitten care is greatly appreciated. They must only be a few days old, if that...very tiny!!
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You have to rub their privates and bottoms with a damp cloth to make them go. If you don't then they won't go potty. The mom will lick them to get them to go. You want to make sure you don't rub them hard or you will hurt them. If you are unsure how to do this a vet will show you how.
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One of our TCS veterns Hissy has a whole page of info

http://www.kitten-rescue.com/pooping_and_peeing.html
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One of our TCS veterns Hissy has a whole page of info

http://www.kitten-rescue.com/pooping_and_peeing.html
Take of course also a look around at the rest of this site too!



Tx for what you and your near are doing,


Lots of Good Luck!
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Thanks for the info everybody. I have been lucky and all three kittens have gone on their own so far...but I will keep on eye on them and make sure they continue to go, if not, I will help them out. THanks again. They are so cute and have come so far from being close to death yesterday. Thanks all!
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