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RE: Almost 4-week old Kitten Abandoned

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Posted by: DaMewJerseyKits at Sat Jun 9 20:40:52 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DaMewJerseyKits ]  
   

>>By Mom. She doesn't really take much interest in this kitten, and basically walks away from her. She IS the runt of the litter! So - I've taken her in. I need to know from you knowledgeable folks out there what I need to be feeding her, and how often. So far, I've been giving her baby pablum mixed with water. She eats it, but I know that's not what I should be feeding her. Please help, and thanks for all the replies!!



If the kitten is three weeks old, chances are she still needs to drink milk. You can buy kitten formula and a baby bottle in any Pet store. I have even seen it at Walmart. They sell it in powdered or liquid form. Brands are KMR, just born, etc. DO NOT offer cow's milk or infant formula, you may make her sick and it doesn't really have the nutrition a kitten needs.

When the kitten gets closer to 4 weeks old, you can start offering KITTEN canned food mixed with formula to a soft paste. Try and offer it with your finger to the kitten's mouth. After a few days, you can switch to only kitten food. Kitten chow can also be offered at this stage, since the teeth will start coming out.

Also, by 4 weeks you can start offering a litter box (a low level to the ground with regular, non-clumping litter works fine). Most babies will take to the litterbox very easily.

Good luck with the baby. And don't worry, it can be done (I raised Bobo the brat like that). There's plenty of knowledgeable people in this site and you can post in the boards or attend the chats that are offered every night.

I am also including a link on how to raise baby kits.


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