mommy cat won't feed newborns
mommy cat won't stay with newborns so they can eat
on Feb 15th 2009
in Health & Wellness
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You'll probably get some better answers if you post this on Catster.
Zackintosh CJ answered on 2/15/09. Helpful? / 0
You'll need to bottle feed the kittens since her motherly instinct isn't kicking in. Beyond that, I don't know all that much about newborn cats, so I second the motion to ask this on Catster.
Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 2/15/09. Helpful? / 0
You will need to bottle feed ( a syringe will work) . Google " Orphan kitten formula" and make your own or you can purchase it at stores like Wal-mart, Kroger or your vet. Hold the kitten in your hand and GENTLY put the bottle in his mouth ( if using a syringe , do this but once in mouth SLOWLY push in dispenser)...you can find out how much to feed by googling " Orphan kitten care". You will also have to use a warm, soft rag to stimulate thier bottoms so they urinate/have bowel movements. Make sure you keep them warm at all times. Kittens are easy to raise....just google those terms you will find lots of info!! Good Luck!!!
Bear and Bambi - Mommys Angels answered on 2/15/09. Helpful? / 0
You will need to get some kitten milk replacer at your vet or farm supply store & feed the kittens every 2 hours around the clock for the 1st couple of weeks...You will also need to stimulate their bottoms with a soft, damp & warm cloth to get them to poo & pee if mama isn't caring for them.
PLEASE have mama cat spayed so this doesn't happen again...The cat overpopulation problem is out of control & there are cats & kittens dying in shelters everyday because of it...Please don't add to the problem anymore!
At the petstore you can find baby cat formula. You will need help feeding them every couple of hours.
If mom cat is new to this she may need a can of food there and encourage her to lay still. She if you can coax her some. Cats are pretty stubborn. In rare cases kits or pups that are sick the mom will eat them, abandone them or lay on them, smuthering them. So I would Monday morning take all kits to vet with mom cat. They will be able to find solution to problem. Maybe simply the mother is not lactating like she should. They will be able to see that also. good luck, feed them with bottle tonight, most pet store have the formula
Dieta answered on 2/15/09. Helpful? / 0