kitten potty ques - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 07-17-2009, 12:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
Summertime Mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I adopted an 8 week old kitten yesterday and it hasn't gone potty once since we got it. When should I start to worry? Is there anything I should do to help it? I have taken it and set it in its litter box a few times when it is meowing for no apparent reason, but still no potty. Any insight would be great.
Summertime Mommy is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 07-18-2009, 10:10 PM
 
Sailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 2,535
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cats can hold it for a few days when stressed. Your kitty is probably still adjusting to their new home. I wouldn't worry about it yet. If, say, 3 days pass and nothing happens - then, I'd worry. But, the first 48 hours are such a huge adjustment period.

Also (not to worry you) make sure the kitty isn't peeing elsewhere. Sometimes, in a new place, they hide where they're going.

First special delivery - April 2010 :
Sailor is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 07-19-2009, 11:21 PM
 
NocturnalMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have heard, and did use this method with sucess, that if you lightly rub your kitties bum with a warm damp cloth it will encourage her to use the litter box. I only had to do this a few times, and I'd rub lightly until kitty started scratching in the litter and would almost always go pee or poo. They both use the litter without fail now, a week and a half later. Apparently this is what mama does to the kitties... so just replicating nature a bit. I know, its a bit "ew"... but it works!
NocturnalMama is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off