How to Help Baby Kittens Pee and Poop!

How to Help Baby Kittens Pee and Poop!


Hello! Hey, everyone. Today, I’m going to teach you guys how to stimulate kittens to go to the bathroom. When kittens have a mother, their mother uses her tongue to lick the area all around their genitals and on their little butts to help them pee and poop. But when they are an orphan, like Bee here, you have to help them do that. No, you do not have to lick them, but you do have to help them go to the bathroom every single time they eat. The way you’re going to do that is by gently rubbing them all around this area to stimulate elimination. At home, I prefer using a soft tissue like this and just to keep a box of tissues next to me. I’ll bring some Kleenex with me in a packet, just throw it in my bag so that I have something to use when I’m on the road. But even if you’re out and about with your kittens, you can grab a roll of soft toilet paper to use. You don’t want to use anything that’s too rough. you don’t want to use, you know, a paper towel or a hand towel from a public restroom or anything that’s going to be too rough. You want something that is nice and soft. You also might want to grab some organic baby wipes. Something that’s fragrance-free and gentle to help clean them up after they’ve gone to the bathroom. And then of course grab some hand sanitizer or some soap just to make sure you’re keeping yourself clean after you do this. So I grab my tissue and I’m about to stimulate him. Some people will dunk this in a little bit of warm water just to make it wet. You don’t necessarily have to do that. The most important thing is that it’s soft and that you’re not rubbing too hard. And I prefer to do it with them on their back so that I can see what’s going on, it doesn’t make quite as much of a mess. You can easily tell when they’re done. I do this every time before I feed them. You’ll be surprised how fast this food passes through their bodies, especially when they’re this little. And I just very gently stimulate. You can see she kind of relaxes when you start to do it. You can see that the tissue is becoming wet. I’m going to just keep rubbing until I see that she’s no longer peeing. And you can see that she’s also going to poop. Now kittens should pee every single time that you feed them, but they should only poop a couple times a day at this age. When they get older it’s normal for them to poop maybe once a day. And it’s normal for bottle baby poop when they’re this little to be pretty yellow. The important thing is that it has [a] solid form. So you can see that his is, you know… somewhat solid but a little bit loose. Not the most perfect poop but not too bad. So that’s what a bottle baby poop looks like. So now I’m going to take my organic baby wipes, and I’m just going to clean him up. One thing that happens with kittens is they get something called urine scald. So when you’re peeing them you can see the pee is kind of going all around, and even if it seems like it’s dry, you still want to wipe the area because they’re so sensitive that if urine is building up in this area, it can actually burn their skin. And you can end up with a kitten that has a very raw, irritated backside. Which is not good for anybody. If you do find that your kitten has a really sensitive butt, or is really raw down here, you can help give them a little bit of comfort with a soothing product. Something like Aquaphor is really good. This is just an ointment. But of course the most important thing is to help just keep them really, really clean after they pee and poop. So she’s a good example of a nice, clean looking kitten. Her butt looks very comfortable, her fur is soft. If you get a kitten that has serious mess back here, something I like to refer to as a poopsplosion. If they’ve got a lot of poop or a lot of urine residue back here, then you’re going to want to do more of like a dip in warm water with some dish soap or some baby soap just to keep this area nice and clean. So once they hit three weeks old you can introduce them to a litter box and get them trained. But until they reach that age, it’s your job to help them go. Be really careful if you see diarrhea in these guys. Diarrhea can be a big issue for a tiny neonate because they can dehydrate so quickly. So if you’re seeing diarrhea, make sure that you’re also supporting them with fluid. Sometimes you might even have to do subcutaneous fluids on a kitten that has diarrhea. And of course try to address the problem by making sure you’re feeding the correct amount, that you are treating them for any parasites they might have, and talking to a vet and getting a fecal analysis if you’re concerned about what their poop looks like. So I know this lesson might seem a little bit gross if you’re not used to helping little kittens go to the bathroom, but this is such an important part of their care routine. So you have to be comfortable doing this. You have to be comfortable doing it many times a day, every time they eat. Remember that you are saving these little guys’ lives and giving them an opportunity to survive when they don’t have a mother. So thank you for saving them and check out the rest of my videos to learn how to care for them. What you doin’?

99 thoughts on “How to Help Baby Kittens Pee and Poop!

  1. Hey kitten what do I do to make a 3 weeks old the same thing cuz I tried it with the toilet paper and it kinda worked and he was skorming

  2. I’m glad you said that you don’t have to actually lick them because I’m sure there are people out in the world that would have taken that part to heart lol

  3. What if you have done this multiple times after eating but they still won’t poop or pee well..? 🙁

  4. My kitten was born wrong and isn’t nursing or or pooping when I try to help it doesn’t poo I try for ages and he only pees and he stops breathing for ages then breathes and I took him to the vet and he said to put him down or to look after him until he dies and I’m miserable and can’t stop crying

  5. Hey, I'm orphaning three kittens, they're just under three weeks old, eyes open crawling climbing, feeding and peeing easily but I've had trouble getting them to poop any tips? Any help appreciated

  6. Watching this because I have a 4 hour (yes, hour) old kitten. His mama is at the vets getting his brother or sister surgically removed.

  7. I have an orphaned kitten that I found in the road and was only a day or two old. Now she is 9-10 days old as she opened her eyes on Sunday. She has only pooped 3 times in since I found here. I am not sure what else to do and have tried both the soft tissue and a warm cloth. Any other ideas? Afraid she may be constipated.

  8. My cat gave birth to 3 kittens last night and seemed fine.. about an hour after the 3rd kitten was born she suddenly acted like she couldnt breath and died i tried cpr and ar.. nothing worked… my husband thought maybe the after birth was caught in her throat .. i tried hymlic nothing worked so after she seened to have fied my husband grabbed her and shoved his finger down her throat .. nothing was there… nothing helped… my momma cat died right in front of us last night… we bawled like big babies… then had to get formula.. i new momma helped the babies potty but i didnt know how to do it.. this video is perfect .. thank u so much.. im gonna miss my baby.. im crying tryin to type this all out.. this video is just what i needed to see…😭😭😭😿

  9. Mine are 5 days old and still won’t poop. Been 3 days now…. I’ve had them since day one. They are peeing fine, eating great, even very spunky and growing everyday. I’ve given them mineral oil two days in a row and still NOTHING!! Help me please lol

  10. I just found and rescued an approximately a 3 week old kitten, 3 days ago,I've been rubbing its butt at every feeding but it still hasn't pooped I'm very concerned and don't know what to do

  11. Hey beautiful…thank you!! I have some questions a momma left her two kittens at my brothers garage….and they are so so so very weak….full of fleas….eyes are nasty crusty with pus…since seeing them we caught them and we clean up their eyes…i rubbed vaseline on them to help keep them from crusting closed cause we cant be there all the time. We also got baby kitten milk…this morning my bros dog somehow got out and tonthe barn and was trying tonget them….I got her and decised to clean her up….she is like a skeleton….poor thang….how old are they before they can use the restroom alone?

  12. I just had a foster kitten a few days old. His poop was orange and when i first stimulated him a very long almost worm looking thing came out. He would go poop almost every feed. I was giving pedialyte with the formula and he was taking about 2-3 ML every feed. He passed away early the next morning. Not exactly sure why but im thinking he had worms because of what came out of his butt

  13. Hi.. I love your videos, they are very helpful 😊 I have a question.. What should I do, my newborn kitten has constipation? He is a stray

  14. it's the same for puppies- their mothers have to lick their little bottoms, to stimulate them to go pee and poo, otherwise they get all blocked up and within two or three days they will die- I use damp paper towels to potty and clean up my kittens…

  15. Would it be the same situation if kittens still have a mother but she's not stimulating them to go to the bathroom?

  16. I do everything you show but she hardly poop. She is almost 4 weeks and she poops maybe every 4 days or 5 … is there anything else to do to "soften" her poop? I am very worried about her health. She really doesn't like me stimulating her little but 😀

  17. Non kitten person :I never saw a person clean a butt
    Kitten person : why is every one tell it’s yucky it’s helpful

  18. Thank you for this. I have three newborns and this helped them tremendously. They all had to go potty. Now they are warm and have pottied but don’t want to eat. 😢

  19. Now I understand what was wrong with the 3 day old kitten I just starting raising. I'm so grossed out by this! But I'll do it to help the little kitten!

  20. Hi please help it was my first time to adopt small cat. I feed him a CATMilk. I don't have other options i watched ur vids about the milk but I can't afford it its so expensive.. and i think when i started to feed it to my little kitten 4days to day he didn't make pood what should i do please give me some advice…

  21. I have 5 days old kitten she have strong constipstion and she cry lot every time when she poop i need your advice plz 🌹🌹🌹

  22. I have been watching your videos for a while and try to address my problem here hoping someone will actually help. My, sister and I took home just born kittens. They were 3… Only one left now… Idk if we did something wrong, surely tried our best. But with the one remaining we are doing absolutely EVERYTHING! My right jow problem is that she is impossible to stimulate since she is meowing so out loud when I try to. I have her pee after every meal but to wait for poop… She is just not letting me. Any, ideas anyone? Please?

  23. How willing would you be to teach someone with visual disabilities who wants to save all the kittens in her small town and do this for a living???????

    Its me I'm that blind girl. (Not fully blind)

    I am beyind determined to learn how to take care of neonates and you are the most knowledgable person on the subject i know. I'd give anything to learn from you.

  24. I got two question for you the first question is how old a baby kitten will stop getting milk from their mother and the second question is can I use a puppy pad for the training my two kittens they are 4 week old or is that too early to train them to use the bathroom

  25. Hey guys so I have a 2 week boy kitten who will not go to the bathroom and I really want him to go because everybody needs a bowel movement you know. Kitten Lady or anyone please help ASAP please.

  26. Thank goodness this exists. Just found this little thing covered in flies and maggots but still mewling and moving. Cleaned her up, and for the past 3 days Ive been panicking how to take care of "Maow"(not creative, I know). Thanks cat lady! (+1 sub)

  27. Not as easy as it looks everyone. Ive saved lots of kittens like today and can not get these ones to use the washroom

  28. Hell! I have a 10-day-old orphaned kitten who has only pooped once since I had her brought to me early Thursday morning. Today is Sunday. Should I be worried? I took her to the vet the day I got her and help her pee before every feeding. Im worried.

  29. My new kitten is orphaned and she's only a week old. We've had her for about two days now but she hasn't pooped yet and I'm getting worried. Any advice?

  30. Do you have a video on how to help a constipated kitten? I started adding some pumpkin to their bottle last night. I took them to the vet yesterday and she said I could start wearing them, but I’m worried about adding new stuff when we haven’t gotten the pooping down 😱

  31. Found a kitten about 6 days old. I got her when she was about 2 days. Before her stomach was normal size now it's big and bloated. I tries to burp it but I don't think it's working. She only poop 1 time a day but pees a lot. Is she just fat? Lmao

  32. i have a 1 n half week old kitten whose mother left him, from last 2 days i m feeding him but he is not poop ing, n his stomach is becoming bigger n bigger even after stimulation he is not pooping, m worried, please help

  33. This channel is so amazing, I've learned so much about kitten care yet I've never owned one 😅 it's inspired me to really consider signing up to be a foster mom once I move to a pet friendly complex.

  34. I found a kitten yesterday. The vet told me she is approximately 4 days old. I feed her every two hours but sometimes she is asking for it more often like in one hour gap. She eats through a bottle. My kitten formula says 50 ml to 1,5 tsp formula and that I can keep the prepared formula in the fridge for at most 24 hours. In her last feed she popped for the first time but it was diarrea. Please help me! I don't know if I did something wrong.

  35. What about the opposite issue if constipation? My 3 week old bottle baby is really struggling and cries loudly when he does go poop. I've increased the water in his formula but no difference.

  36. Is there a way I can contact you I saw you on the dodo and you were so great with animals and so sweet I really want to adopt a newborn kitten that’s really small not a kitten that’s almost an adult could you help me find a breeder? I really am hoping to get a cat when I get an apartment

  37. I've fed my 2 week old boy kitten that I found 3 times now and 6 hours have past since I've had him but he doesnt seem to want to poo or pee? I really need some help

  38. I don’t even have a kitten, my youngest cat is 2 years old, still a really interesting video though so thanks I guess ❤️

  39. You are a legend mate. We rescued a kitten and it had not pooped or peeded since we saved it (3 days). We followed your steps and the little lady let out an impressive log. I am sure she feels better now. We will continue this technique until she goes on her own. Thank you so much.

  40. I want to say thank you so much I was so worried and now we don’t have so much pain and it’s been a quite happy night

  41. SOS please. I rub my little orphaned kitten like this. It does pee but it’s not pooping. What else could I do? Please please help me. Thank you

  42. I'm not sure if my mama cat is helping her kitten pee and defecate since I havent seen any from either baby so this was very helpful.

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