hi my 3 month old kitten has been trying to poop since the morning…

hi my 3 month old kitten has been trying to poop since the morning but nothing has happenned i tried vegetable oil and petroleum jelly

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Davis, There are many reasons that a young kitten will struggle with defecating. I would recommend that you bring him in to see your veterinarian and not give any kind of laxatives. You can cause significant gastro-intestinal distress and diarrhea can lead to severe dehydration and even death. Your kitten is struggling to defecate because something is either obstructed, or in most cases they are straining to defecate because they already have diarrhea. So adding a laxative or lubricating substance in almost all cases makes the original problem worse. Your veterinarian can identify whether the kittens problem is hard… Read more »