Friday, May 10, 2013

Help ... found an infant kitten ....


I need some help/advice. I found an infant kitten in a box by the dumpster. It is newly born. Box is clean, so I know a mama cat didn't give birth in it. Kitten still has umbilical cord attached. There is no mama cat in the complex crying for a kitten! I know I will have to hand feed it ... and know that I it needs stimulation ...... help ..... I need to know how to take care of this kitten!

12 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

I am sorry but I have no experience. Chrystal at http://dogsandcats.typepad.com/blog/ would know what to do. I could not find an email address for her.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I understand that there is some commercial KITTEN Formula available in pet stores... and the proper type of bottles... BUT you REALLY should take it to a VET immediately because those formulas are not THAT good.. and because sometimes the momma will REJECT a baby that she senses has some "PROBLEM". The VET will be able to give you a much better idea of what is going on with the kitty and what should be done for it.

Deb said...

Keeping the kitten warm is essential so keep it close to your body. You should phone your local shelter and all rescues to see if there is a mother cat nursing kittens presently and perhaps they can put this kitten with her. I would take it to your vet immediately as they can give you the proper formula and applicator. It is probably dehydrated as that happens very quickly with new born kittens. Deb

Molly The Wally said...

We think Deb is spot on. Please let us know how things go. We are dog people so we can be of no help but we will put the word out on our blog right now.
Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

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Mollie said...

Popped over from Molly the Wally to say Hi, Deb has the right idea, keep us posted how you get on :) xx00xx

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me said...

Check out this website with advice on how to take care of abandoned kittens http://www.felinexpress.com/kitten-care/orphaned.asp . Do not give commercial kitten formula unless from a vets office or you can google kitten glop (formula you can make yourself.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

we popped over to see what kind of advice you received and we believe that Deb is spot on. Also, did you call the vet? They might be able to help as well.

Soggibottom said...

This kit will need you if it survives,, the only one I have raised was three weeks old and left in a wet field thankfully found.. past on to me.. NAMED MEW... okay, warm yep.. goats milk... if they sell it over there..
It also has to be stimulated at one end after a feed.. Get an eye dropper from your chemist. Drop by drop and every few hours.. hum are you sure you want to do this ???
If you give the kit to a shelter they probably have other things to do.. The kitten is better off with you, but you need to be able to feed it every two hours at least day and night or at least when it yaps and wants feeding.. SURE YOU WANT TO DO THIS.. ?
You then have to stimulate the other end and wipe away with a damp tissue.. it's what a mother cat would do.......... KEEP FEEDING and in a few weeks time the kit can be weaned... ... You will have bags under your eye's.. but a very happy kitten.. :-) x x x x

Hissy said...

you want to keep the kitten warm that is paramount. If he has fleas, you can put one or two drops of kitten flea treatment (that a vet will give you) on the neck- but only two drops. You want to leave the umbilical alone- it will fall off when it dries out. If it starts bleeding (they sometimes do) you can put the powder on it- they type you use when you cut yourself shaving. Sorry I am bottle feeding every two hours 5 kittens and can't remember my own name right now.
Also, please check out one of my websites www.kitten-rescue.com It will take you through the whole process. You can also email me off my blog www.feralcatbehavior.com my other website felinexpress, I have shut down registration in the forums due to cat-hating trolls- so my blog is the best way to get ahold of me.

Stimulate with a warm washcloth- mom's tongue is like sandpaper, so don't think the cloth will be abrasive. I feed even the newborns a combination of kitten glop- recipe on my website and chicken baby food- it is just better than the commercial formula which can really constipate

Clark Thomas said...

Do not give commercial kitten formula unless from a vets office or you can google kitten glop (formula you can make yourself. Challenge coins

Clark Thomas said...

BUT you actually should take it to a VET immediately because those equations are not THAT good.. and because sometimes the momma will REJECT a baby that she senses has someChallenge coins

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