Posted by: What to do | 2010/08/30

Abandoned Kitten

Hi there,

I picked up an abandoned kitten at the gym car park. A guy said it had been there all night and he called the SPCA but it was still there the next day. So I bought it home and feed it cows milk with a syringe. It took the milk but has diarrhoea. It cries a lot. Its eyes are still closed, so it is still very young. It had 20ml of milk this morning.

Do you have any advice on how I can bring up the kitten? What are the chances of it living without its mother?

Thank you.

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Our expert says:
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Hi What to do.

Sorry for the late reply.

Please get some feline milk replacer as the cows milk will cause severe diarrhoea. I would advise that you take the kitten to the vet and get advise on the diarrhoea and how to feed the kitten.

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Our users say:
Posted by: Chill | 2010/08/30

Yep, a visit to the vet is called for - you also need to get some special kitty milk formula - cow''s milk was created for calves, and a young kitten isn''t going to be able to deal with it. Your vet should have the required formula, too.

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Posted by: Me | 2010/08/30

Take the kitten to the vet. She must be less than 10 days old and they know how to take care of such a small baby.

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