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Newborn Kitten Care - During the first few weeks of life, the main concern kittens are eating, keeping warm, develop social skills and learn how to remove yourself. In most cases, people would just watch the mother cat to do its job. However, if the cat in your care has been separated from the mother or if the mother cat had refused young or can not produce enough milk, taking care of him is up to you.

How Do I Feed a Newborn Kitten?

Mother cat milk provides all the kittens need during the first four weeks of life. If you have kittens newborn who had been separated from their mothers, consult with veterinarians, shelters or foster experienced provider that can help you find a new mother cat with her little trash-can probably take care of orphaned baby. If you can not find a foster mother, please consult with your veterinarian about the proper way to milk bottle with commercial substitutes. Please do not offer regular cow's milk for cats of all ages. It is not easy to digest and can cause diarrhea.

What Kittens Eat In addition to Milk?

When the kittens are orphaned aged three to four weeks, began offering milk substitute in a shallow bowl, then introduce moist, easy to chew diet. You can create a slurry of warm milk substitute and high quality dry or canned cat food. Serve in shallow bowls and feeding the kittens several times each day. With five weeks old, they have to get used to their new diet. With six to seven weeks, they should be able to chew dry food and you will no longer need to moisten.

Kittens need a large number of energy-about two to three times that of an adult cat. Approximately 30 percent of the total energy that can be derived from protein. Make sure you offer food specifically formulated for kittens.

How Often Should Kitten Eating?

Here is a general meal schedule for newborns and young cats: 
  1. Newborn kittens can breastfeed every 1-2 hours.
  2. At the age of about three to four weeks, they can be offered in lieu of a bowl of milk and a small amount of wet cat food it 4-6 times a day.
  3. Kittens from six to 12 weeks should be fed four times a day gradually you reduce their access to milk substitutes.
  4. Kittens from three to six months should be fed three times a day.


How Do I Keep Warm Newborn Kitten?

If you have cats in the care of orphans, it is important that you keep the young one warm. A heating pad or hot water bottle wrapped in a towel works well. The heat source must be positioned so that kittens can move away from it at will. Please consult with your veterinarian about the ideal temperature, and do not be careful to monitor the heating pad, if you use one, to make sure it is functioning properly.

How Much Should a Newborn Kitten Weigh?

The average birth weight for the kitten is about 3 1/2 ounces, depending on the type and litter size. During the first weeks of life, the weight of kittens may be two or even three times. Get 1/4 to half an ounce each day until they are weaned considered healthy. Kittens are not adding enough weight during this early period may not survive.

Can I Hold Kitten it?

Kitten with a mother who does not over-handled, especially during the first weeks of their lives-this may upset the mother. If the cat in your care are younger than one week old, please consult with your veterinarian. In order to properly socialize a young cats to humans, began to handle him from second through seventh week this week is considered as an important time for socialization.

Please note, kittens prone to injury if handled roughly-anyone who is dealing with small children in your care will have to be very gentle. Younger children in particular should be monitored.

How do I Teach Kitten Go Bathroom?

After the meal, the mother cat will groom the babies, giving special attention to the anal area. This stimulates excretion, which cats can not do themselves until their second or third week. If your cat is no longer with her mother, dip a soft cloth or piece of gauze in warm water and gently massage anal and urinary area. Warmth, texture and movement mimics the cat's mother tongue.


When the kittens are four weeks old, you can teach them to use the litter box to put them in the box after eating them. Cutting one side will allow the kittens to get in and out.


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