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I have had a new kitten for nearly 3 days, she didn't really eat for the first day but had some kitten milk, she is now eating much better but hasn't been for number 2 yet, is this normal, or is she constipated?

Hi i wouldn't worry just yet. Often cat constipation can be caused by stress and getting to know a new home can be quite stressful. It may also be that they just don't need to go yet especially if they haven't eaten that much. As long as they are still drinking that is the important thing. Watch to see if their stomach becomes extended or if they are straining at the litter tray.
I have written a page here about cat constipation which might give you more of an idea as to what to do.


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