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Kitten help pleaseee

Discussion in 'Cat Discussion' started by adjecyca, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    Hi i found these kittens have a vet appointment for them tomorrow they seem to have a respiratory infection.. I am planning on keeping them until they are old enough to leave their mom, i am looking up care sheets and i have cared for orphaned rabbits before. If anyone has any advice or suggestions they are welcomed! Any age estimations?
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  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    They are tiny. I would get baby formula or maybe cream of wheat mixed with warm milk until you get them to the vet.
     
  3. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    I'd say very young. Maybe a week old but not more than 2. Keep them warm and fed often
     
  4. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    these are very young, def not old enough to be away from mom. I'd say 1-2 weeks as it looks like their eyes are just starting to open. My cat had kittens (oops) and I cared for them for 8 weeks until I rehomed them. One died from a respiratory infection at 4 weeks. PM me for questions
     
  5. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    I would for sure bathe them, especially if you see any fleas. start at the head with a little dawn dish soap and water and work your way down their body. The ones i had found were infested with Fleas and i made the mistake at starting at her body and the fleas were literally trying to get into her eyes, ears, nose, anything to avoid the soap and water.
     
  6. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog

    When we first got Gus, the person we got him from assured us he was 8 weeks. When we took him to the vet-they guessed him to be about 4 weeks. (He only weighed 0.9 lbs) He was full of worms (looked like Gus Gus from Cinderella). We kept him locked in our spare bathroom for the most part. Fed him wet food every couple of hours, made sure he had a small warm spot to lay in...and some suggested putting an old school alarm clock in the bedding because the sound of the second hand moving would mimic his mom's heartbeat...we happened to have one. I don't know if it helped, but it sure didn't hurt.

    Your guys look smaller than Gus was...they don't look like they have teeth-don't pet stores sell "mother's milk" or whatever the replacement milk is? Think that would benefit them? Or do you think are they old enough to eat wet food? I'm pretty sure we fed Gus about 4 times a day ...and each time he behaved as though he was starving.

    If you're not comfortable using a heating pad or don't have a heating lamp you can fill water bottles up with warm water to help keep them warm.

    Bailey helped stimulate Gussy to go to the bathroom. If you don't have a pet you feel safe is around the kittens that would help with that a warm (wet) cloth can do the trick.

    Here's something that came up when I googled it:
    http://www.wikihow.com/Care-for-Orphaned-Kittens-Less-Than-Three-Weeks-of-Age

    Looks like your guys are less than 2 weeks old :(
     
  7. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    Would any kitten formula from the petstore work?
     
  8. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog

    I don't know. I don't see why not though-if it's meant for kittens, it's meant for kittens right? There might be an associate there that can help...but sometimes those guys are hit or miss.
     
  9. kayla baxter

    kayla baxter Big Dog

    Make sure it's an actual kitten milk replacement. There are some "cat milks" that are just meant as a treat that will make kittens sick.
     
  10. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    Got back from the vets office, the kittens are on Amoxi drops and Tobramycin. The vet had me run the shower and let them chill in the bathroom for 10 mins hoping the steam would help clear them up.. They already look a A LOT better, eyes that were glued shut with gunk can now open, more lively, eating more.The vet said their lungs sounded good. We still have a long way to go but so far so good.. Now i have earned a two hour nap lol..
     
  11. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    Not the best pictures but i think you can see the improvement
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  12. Marleys_m0m

    Marleys_m0m Puppy

    Aww:) I have 2 girls that were orphaned about 2-3 weeks old and the never liked kitten formula so I gave them goats milk and they both loved it. You can get it in a can near other canned milks. We started mixing it with a high quality dry food @ 4 weeks to make a gruel. Boy did they make a mess @first! Hang in there, I remember how hard the first few weeks were but by 6 weeks it was definitely a lot easier. They are now a year and a half and awesome.

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  13. Marleys_m0m

    Marleys_m0m Puppy

    There's an awesome site called the daily kitten that helped me out soo much in the beginning with my girls. Just a FYI. I know how stressful it can be with such little ones. There's lots of people on there with experience with young ones. Here's a pic of one of my girls, Paris.[​IMG]

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