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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Kitten poo problem.

Advice please!

I have two lovely short-haired kittens aged 12 weeks (Hedgehog and Jenny) and I am completely new to pet ownership. I was advised to give them their own peaceful room for the first few weeks, and not to allow them free access to the house, which I have done. However I have been dismayed to discover that they are not the clean animals I was expecting, and that although they are very well trained, they get poo all over their bottoms and I find it smeared over the furniture and floor.

Is this typical of kittens? Is this something that I can expect to improve as they grow older, or will I just have to get used to it?

I would be really grateful for advice - I am finding the situation upsetting, and feel that I cannot enjoy my beautiful kittens properly.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 12:07 AM
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This is going to sound gross, but what is the consistency of their poo? If it's too soft, it's normal that it's getting on their rears but is something that you should see the vet for, to treat the diarrhea and whatever is causing it. If the poo is solid, I don't think it should be all over them?
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At their age, they're going to get it stuck on their butts and step in it, so you really have to watch them using the litter box. Keep some unscented baby wipes handy, they're at the age where they should start grooming themselves better, but they do need time.

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Babies are gross.
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[QUOTE=minikin44;870256]This is going to sound gross, but what is the consistency of their poo? If it's too soft, it's normal that it's getting on their rears but is something that you should see the vet for, to treat the diarrhea and whatever is causing it. If the poo is solid, I don't think it should be all over them? by-minikin44
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