(Closed) Kitten belly (potential TMI)

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

awww…I don’t have any advice, but I just wanted to say that she is one adorable kitty! Hope everything’s all right 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have had this happen to pets before and honestly, she could just have an upset tummy. However, my pets are my world so I would definitely take her in just to make sure especially since she has had problems in the past. She is sooo cute though!! Good luck! Hope everything is okay!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Does she, uh, break wind regularly?  It may be that she’s gassy and needs a different diet.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@beekiss2: Try to find something wheat/soy free…those are common culprits of tummy issues in pets.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How old is the kitty?

Does she know how to clean herself properly?

The first thing I thought of was when I read ‘bloated..hard..belly” was that she was constipated.

Young kittens that are separated from their mothers too young can often become constipated because their mother isn’t cleaning them; the mother cat cleaning her young (esp. on the tummy region) acts as a massage & helps with their digestion. So had you not reported bloody stools I  would have suggested gently trying to rub her belly a few times a day, especially after meal times to see if that helped.

That you mention bright blood in her stools is really worrisome — is it possible that she ate something she shouldn’t have that may have perforated her bowel/intestine? Is it possible that from constipation she got an intestinal blockage which has now damaged her GI tract? Could it just be anal fissures from the constipation?

Sorry I’m not more help, I really really hope your kitty is ok 🙁

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve had two cats that had a hard, bloated belly for months/years, but it sounds like completely different causes.  Both of my cats are not the smartest, bad about cleaning themselves, have VERY smelly, loose droppings (no worms), and are highly affectionate.  They both benefit from tummy massages – after a couple hours, they’ll have a normal, soft kitty belly for about a day.  One stopped having the bloated belly when she stopped eating rocks and dead leaves (she wasn’t real bright.  She was two before she moved up to living prey.)  I do hope you find out what is causing it, and that it isn’t a permanent condition.   

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hope your kitty feels better soon!  She’s so cute!

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