My 1 week old kitten is having trouble with her bowel movements. She’s not pooping or peeing very much at all, but she has to use the litter box pretty often. I’ve been giving her canned pumpkin and milk as well as fresh water twice a day to make sure she gets enough fluids. But it doesn’t seem like it’s helping that much. Should I take her to the vet? It’s really starting to bother me!
Answer By . Veterinarian: You can try adding some fiber supplements, such as Boostiber by Kitten O’Leiter Inc., which contains psyllium seed husks (not whole wheat bran). Just mix 2 tablespoons of powder into 8 ounces of boiled water twice daily until you are able to see results in your cat’s stool consistency or frequency. If your cat continues struggling, call your veterinarian for advice on an enema treatment designed especially for cats who have difficulty eliminating waste from their bodies – this may be necessary if there is evidence that the problem stems from constipation; otherwise consult with your veterinarian about other non-prescription options available for treating constipation in felines.[/b]