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how many times to kitten poo a day?

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by o3osaraho3o, Oct 12, 2019.


  1. o3osaraho3o

    o3osaraho3o PetForums Newbie

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    My BSH 4 months old kitten used to poo once a day, always after having breakfast between 9:00-9:30 am.

    This somehow changed a few weeks ago that he would go for poo once or twice a day at anytime randomly.

    The poo shape and colour and everything look normal but just wanted to ask (as Im new and total beginner)
    if that's normal for kittens to change and increase their poo times as they grow

    I haven't changed the amount of food he eats. Its given the same exact amount so was just curious haha I know this probably isn't something to be seriously concerned about.
    But would be great if you guys share what you know and how your cats are
     
  2. o3osaraho3o

    o3osaraho3o PetForums Newbie

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    ah and also another thing, do you guys wipe cat's bum after the poo?

    I didn't for the first few weeks but he likes to come up on my bed and sits on the pillow, which sometimes left nice brown marks everywhere lol

    so I tend to wipe his bum gently (more like tapping) after he use the litter for poo, would that be too stressful to him?
     
  3. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    What's his diet?

    Excessive poop means he's not digesting his food, as does poop that is soft and getting smeared on his bottom. I don't think two poops a day is unusual for a kitten, but since up until now he was only going once and if it's so soft it's getting smeared on his bottom there is definitely something going on.

    Stools should be firm and formed two or three tootsie roll shaped pieces, that shouldn't leave residue on him.
     
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  4. o3osaraho3o

    o3osaraho3o PetForums Newbie

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    Hey thanks for the advise
    Stools aren't soft. It looks the same as before. They are firm, with shapes you described. I was more talking about wee tiny almost like powdery bits on that anus area which happens sometimes. It's hard to describe but I wouldn't call it as residue..
     
  5. Tetley&Kenco

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    My 5 month old BSHs poop about 2-4 times per day!
     
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    FOUR TIMES!!!:Jawdrop:D
     
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    Tetley&Kenco PetForums Member

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    I hadn’t realised that’s a lot, just thought it was normal!!! They both do it that often!
     
  8. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    Barney is 11 months old and he tends to go once a day. He doesn't stick to a set time, he's quite unpredictable
     
  9. Tetley&Kenco

    Tetley&Kenco PetForums Member

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    In the last 24 hours there’s been a total of 6 poops, so I’m assuming 3 each which is about average for them

    Are mine excessive poopers????
     
  10. Treaclesmum

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    It could mean you are over feeding him and maybe not the best food, he may be producing more waste if there's grains or vegetable products in his diet. Many supermarket cat foods are not great, what do you feed him at the moment? Also make sure he is up to date with being wormed. He should be cleaning his own bum and not leaving stains anywhere.
     
  11. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    ^ I agree with @Treaclesmum . It could be down to diet. Barney is on a high protein diet. He gets a little bit of junk each day in the way of purina wet food and some dry overnight (although we only feed high protein, grain free)
     
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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    4 times a day at 5 mths old is rather excessive. My kittens always pooed twice a day until they got to about 9 or 10 months old and then it became once a day.
     
  13. Tetley&Kenco

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    I hope mine reduce down to once a day! Since I got them at 14 weeks they’ve always pooed 2-4 times a day each! They are wormed, on Felix kitten as good as it looks with one meal of Lily’s kitchen a day and being weaned on to Bozita currently (slowly because Kenco has a really sensitive tummy). Maybe once on higher quantities of Bozita they’ll poo less?!
     
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    @Tetley&Kenco - Felix AGAIL contains a high percentage of vegetable protein (the manufacturers refused to give the exact percentage when I asked them a few years ago) which cats can't digest as they lack the right enzyme. In many cats on this diet it results in more bulky, softer poos, and I guess it could mean more frequent poos as well. .

    I have only tried my cats with Bozita tetrapacks a long time ago, not the tinned Bozita, which is a different recipe. Mine didn't get on with the Bozita tetrapacks, but I have heard good things about the Bozita canned food.:)
     
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  15. Tetley&Kenco

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    When I feed only the Felix kitten AGAIL they have perfect poos, the more of the other foods I put in their day the softer the poos get! I have accidentally bought the adult AGAIL as well as the standard Felix kitten and they both caused diarrhoea! I don’t know what it is about the kitten AGAIL but it makes their tummies the happiest! So far they seem to get on well with Bozita Tetrapaks as long as they don’t get more than a third of a pack each a day, I’m slowly weaning it up and the AGAIL down
     
  16. Treaclesmum

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    I tried Bozita tins a few years ago, but my cats didn't like it. It's like minced meat in gravy, very sloppy. It's a texture which should be good for kittens or any cat who likes soft manageable food, but mine turned their furry noses up! Hope yours enjoy it though! :)
     
  17. Tetley&Kenco

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    I bought the trial packs, the Tetrapaks are chunks of meat in sauce or jelly rather than minced meat, they prefer the jelly ones so I’ve bulk bought that :) the sauce ones are like gravy I agree!
     
  18. o3osaraho3o

    o3osaraho3o PetForums Newbie

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    Hey thanks for the advice
    I dont buy supermarket food for him. Currently feeding him with animonda carny, applaws, thrive chicken etc always been feeding him with the food the breeder used to feed him

    I dont think im overfeeding him as i am giving him exactly as the breeder told me too, which is about 210g wet food four times a day plus some dry food in the food toy he can graze when he wants. And he never exceeds the amount he eats. He can control himself that he would stop eating when he is full.
    He is dewormed as well. He is cleaning himself but it would be a while later after finishing running about the whole house and sitting everywhere he goes haha
     
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  19. chillminx

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    @o3osaraho3o - do mean you're feeding him 210 grams of wet food four times a day [840 grams a day] + some dry food? Which would be a huge amount for a 5 mth old kitten to eat in a day.

    Or d'you mean you're feeding him 210 grams of wet food divided into 4 meals a day (i.e. 52 grams each meal ) plus some dry?

    210 grams of wet food a day is about half what my girls were eating as 5 month old kittens. They ate about 350 to 450 grams a day of wet food. But they didn't have any dry food though.

    If your kitten is eating only 210 grams of wet food then probably about half his diet is dry food, which means he is getting a lot of carbs in his diet, in the form of grains or potato, and this will be bulking up his stool and making his bowel more active, hence the frequent poos.
     
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  20. Tetley&Kenco

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    This is interesting to know, mine are 5.5 months and get 400-450grams wet food a day, no dry, and I’ve been wondering if it’s too much or too little, but it must be roughly right! I’ve been counting poos the last three days and they’re having 2-3 each per day. Not had 4 in a day for a while!
     
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