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Dr. B., Cat Veterinarian
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I have just taken ownership of a 13 week old exotic short

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Hi, I have just taken ownership of a 13 week old exotic short hair kitten. I have had him since sunday. Initially he was reluctant to eat, but after the initial reluctance i would say he has been eating properly for three days. He has a diet of raw mince, fresh chicken and duck (raw) and then dry biscuits at night. I am concerned that as yet he hasnt been for a poo do i need to be concerned?
Kind regards Niki
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

In regards ***** ***** question, as long as he hasn't any belly discomfort nor straining to pass stool, we'd not be panicked; but would want to take a few steps to get things moving for him. To do so, you can start giving him OTC cat hairball medication a few times daily to lubricate the gut. Alternatively or if that gentle lubricant isn't enough, we'd want to then consider giving 0.5-1 ml of OTC Lactulose or liquid paraffin every 8-12 hours mixed into his food to again just get stool passing. Once we do, treatment can be stopped. Though any discomfort or straining and we'd want a check with as vet as an enema may be needed.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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