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Digestion is a complex and important process, as a result of which the energy necessary for normal functioning of the body is released. During digestion, nutrients from complex compounds turn into simple ones, which in turn become available for assimilation and take part in the metabolism. All undigested and harmful substances formed in the process of digestive activity are excreted from the body through the act of defecation. In this article we will talk about how often a kitten goes to the toilet in large quantities, how much he has to walk and how often he pisses. Article with a "darling".
In the first 3 weeks after birth, the kitten helps the kitten walk. This happens as follows: during the licking of kittens, the rough tongue of the cat massages the stomach and irritates the sphincters of the anus and urinary canal of the babies. As a result of such movements, the sphincters reflexively relax, defecation and urination occur. All discharge licks the cat. Perhaps that is why the owners of newborn kittens, who are always with the cat, at first can not detect the "traces of the crime" of babies.
Sometimes young and inexperienced “mothers,” which is rare enough, forget about their direct responsibilities for caring for babies. A stomach swollen from accumulated feces and gases can cause discomfort and pain to the baby. To alleviate its condition, it is necessary to irritate the inguinal region (anus and urinary canal) with a brush, fleece or a piece of bandage. Before the procedure itself, it is advisable to gently massage the kitten’s stomach in a circular motion clockwise.
During the first weeks of life, the baby’s body undergoes an active process of development of the digestive tract, its strengthening and the colonization of useful intestinal microflora.
By the age of three weeks, the kitten is already ready to receive new food, and its intestines are so formed that the process of defecation with normal, well-organized and proper nutrition should occur independently and without any special problems.
During this period, it is important that most of the feed is liquid or semi-liquid. Ideally, the baby should still eat mother’s milk with a gradual accustoming to solid food. At first, the feed should be finely chopped and have a creamy consistency, which will help to properly pass and develop digestion processes in the intestine.
A three-week-old kitten should go to the toilet for a large daily from 3 to 6 times. Many avid cat-breeders are well aware of the enormous love of kittens to relieve their need in the most secluded places in the apartment, which may present some difficulty in calculating the number of “pokaks” per day. If the pet is cheerful, cheerful and full of vitality, and its belly is painless and soft to the touch, then the owner should not worry about the health of the kitten.
The feces in a kitten should have a uniformly thick, gruff-like consistency without impurities of mucus and undigested pieces. Too thin or, conversely, too dry feces should cause caution in the wearer.
With a prolonged absence of bowel movement (up to 3-4 days), it is necessary to do:
But the main emphasis is on the correction of the nutrition of the kitten.
From a month to three months of age, the kitten must be completely transferred to the normal nutrition of an adult. As the nature of nutrition changes, so does the nature of feces.
Feces become more decorated and thicker. The amount of going to the toilet, as well as the type of feces, at this age depends on what the baby eats. If the feed contains a lot of plant fiber, then the process of defecation will take place more often than if protein ingredients prevail in the diet.
In a one-, three-month-old kitten, one should rather pay attention not to the number of bowel movements, but to the quality of the stool itself. The main thing is that it be more or less dense without impurities of blood, mucus, and foreign inclusions. Well, and of course, too frequent going to the pot with very liquid feces definitely indicates that something went wrong.
If we are talking about the urination of kittens, then one important rule should unconditionally apply here: how much fluid gets into the body, so much of it should go out with urine. A small kitten, having a small volume of the bladder, will walk more often than an adult animal does.
Just as in matters with feces, the main thing is to pay attention to the quality of the urine itself (color, transparency, the presence of mucus or blood impurities) and how the urination process in babies goes. It should not cause discomfort and be painful.
Article author: Marina Chuprinina, veterinarian, specialization parasitologist-bacteriologist, especially for Cat Obormota.
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