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I found an abandoned kitty. 4-5 weeks old, how do I feed it, it wont drink from a cat bowl? What do I feed it?

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July 16, 2019 / By Jock
Question: 4-5 weeks old, eyes open, runs around a lot, somewhat scared or shy of people, very small & can fit in the palm of an adult sized hand. wont eat or drink anything for a day now. (We found it yesterday.) HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! how and what do i feed it? It was nursing so it wont drink from a bowl at all. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
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Gregory Gregory | 3 days ago
Bottle Feeding: I mix my milk formula just before I use it. A good kitten-nursing bottle holds 2-4 ounces of formula. They generally come without holes punched in the nipple. I use a flame-heated needle to melt two small holes in the cap. The holes should be only big enough so that a few drops of milk drip out when the bottle is vigorously shaken. If too many holes are punched in the cap the kittens tend to inhale the formula rather than ingest it. Add two volumes of boiled water to one volume of powder. Mix it well so there are no clumps. Let it cool until it is slightly above room temperature. Feed kitten while they are resting on their stomachs. Never feed them upright as you would a human infant. Gently insert the nipple into the kitten’s mouth using a prying motion while you apply pressure to the sides of the bottle to release a drop or two of milk. From then on the kitten should suck on its own. We all have a tendency to over feed kittens. It is much safer to give them a little less than they desire. Over feeding can lead to pneumonia when milk is inhaled into the lungs rather then swallowed to the stomach. It is much safer to feed smaller amounts more frequently than larger amounts less frequently. If milk bubbles out of the kittens nose it is flowing too rapidly from the bottle. This is usually due to too large a hole(s) in the nipple or over feeding. I microwave a bowl of water and set the bottle in it to heat the formula to 99-100 degrees Fahrenheit before use. Some owners find it easier to feed newborn kittens from a one or three milliliter syringe and switch to a bottle when the kitten is two weeks old. During the first week feed the kitten every two hours. During the next three weeks feed them every three hours. When the kittens are four weeks old they can be fed every six to twelve hours depending on how much solid food they are already eating. Boil nursing bottles and syringes between every use. Kittens that did not nurse on the mother their first 72 hours did not receive the first milk or colostrum. These kittens are more susceptible to diarrheas so wash your hands well too. If you live in a part of the world where kitten milk replacement is unavailable then feed a mixture of l cup of milk, one tablespoon corn oil, three egg yolks and three drops of pediatric multivitamins. For reasons I do not know, reconstituted powdered milk or reconstituted evaporated milk seem to work better than fresh whole cows milk. Kittens have a limited ability to digest the lactose or milk sugar in cow’s milk. This can lead to bloat and diarrhea problems. This problem can be solved by adding lactase enzyme to the formula if it is available in your part of the world. How Much To Feed: Each day the average kitten needs 30-32b milliliters of formula for every 4 ounces of body weight. During week one give about 15 ml for every 100 grams (3.5 ounces) body weight. During week two give 15-18 ml for every 100 grams body weight. During weeks three and four give 20 ml for every 100 grams body weight. How Often To Feed: Feed very young kittens every four hours or six feeding a day. It is best if you stay up to give them a midnight feeding. By the time the kitten is three weeks old five feedings per day are sufficient. At four weeks of age the kitten should be eating some solid foods. At this age feed it two to three times a day if at all. Kittens that are hungry and need feeding will cry continuously, move their heads from side to side and suckle on each other on objects in the nest box. Burping The Kitten: After each feeding hold the kitten upright with its tummy against your shoulder and pat it gently until it burps releasing trapped air. Nursing bottles that do not release enough milk lead to more air being trapped as the kitten nurses. If the kitten should bloat or become colicky add a few drops of infant anticolic drops (simethicone, Equate Infants’ Gas Relief, WalMart Stores Inc.) to the formula. Normal Weight Gain: Birth weights of kittens range from 85 to 120 grams and should double in the first 1 to 2 weeks. Kittens average about ten grams of additional body weight per day. Although this is a good average, they tend to grow in spurts. Seek a veterinarian’s advice if the kitten does not double its weight in 8 to 12 days.
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Gregory Originally Answered: I found an abandoned kitty. 4-5 weeks old, how do I feed it, it wont drink from a cat bowl? What do I feed it?
Bottle Feeding: I mix my milk formula just before I use it. A good kitten-nursing bottle holds 2-4 ounces of formula. They generally come without holes punched in the nipple. I use a flame-heated needle to melt two small holes in the cap. The holes should be only big enough so that a few drops of milk drip out when the bottle is vigorously shaken. If too many holes are punched in the cap the kittens tend to inhale the formula rather than ingest it. Add two volumes of boiled water to one volume of powder. Mix it well so there are no clumps. Let it cool until it is slightly above room temperature. Feed kitten while they are resting on their stomachs. Never feed them upright as you would a human infant. Gently insert the nipple into the kitten’s mouth using a prying motion while you apply pressure to the sides of the bottle to release a drop or two of milk. From then on the kitten should suck on its own. We all have a tendency to over feed kittens. It is much safer to give them a little less than they desire. Over feeding can lead to pneumonia when milk is inhaled into the lungs rather then swallowed to the stomach. It is much safer to feed smaller amounts more frequently than larger amounts less frequently. If milk bubbles out of the kittens nose it is flowing too rapidly from the bottle. This is usually due to too large a hole(s) in the nipple or over feeding. I microwave a bowl of water and set the bottle in it to heat the formula to 99-100 degrees Fahrenheit before use. Some owners find it easier to feed newborn kittens from a one or three milliliter syringe and switch to a bottle when the kitten is two weeks old. During the first week feed the kitten every two hours. During the next three weeks feed them every three hours. When the kittens are four weeks old they can be fed every six to twelve hours depending on how much solid food they are already eating. Boil nursing bottles and syringes between every use. Kittens that did not nurse on the mother their first 72 hours did not receive the first milk or colostrum. These kittens are more susceptible to diarrheas so wash your hands well too. If you live in a part of the world where kitten milk replacement is unavailable then feed a mixture of l cup of milk, one tablespoon corn oil, three egg yolks and three drops of pediatric multivitamins. For reasons I do not know, reconstituted powdered milk or reconstituted evaporated milk seem to work better than fresh whole cows milk. Kittens have a limited ability to digest the lactose or milk sugar in cow’s milk. This can lead to bloat and diarrhea problems. This problem can be solved by adding lactase enzyme to the formula if it is available in your part of the world. How Much To Feed: Each day the average kitten needs 30-32b milliliters of formula for every 4 ounces of body weight. During week one give about 15 ml for every 100 grams (3.5 ounces) body weight. During week two give 15-18 ml for every 100 grams body weight. During weeks three and four give 20 ml for every 100 grams body weight. How Often To Feed: Feed very young kittens every four hours or six feeding a day. It is best if you stay up to give them a midnight feeding. By the time the kitten is three weeks old five feedings per day are sufficient. At four weeks of age the kitten should be eating some solid foods. At this age feed it two to three times a day if at all. Kittens that are hungry and need feeding will cry continuously, move their heads from side to side and suckle on each other on objects in the nest box. Burping The Kitten: After each feeding hold the kitten upright with its tummy against your shoulder and pat it gently until it burps releasing trapped air. Nursing bottles that do not release enough milk lead to more air being trapped as the kitten nurses. If the kitten should bloat or become colicky add a few drops of infant anticolic drops (simethicone, Equate Infants’ Gas Relief, WalMart Stores Inc.) to the formula. Normal Weight Gain: Birth weights of kittens range from 85 to 120 grams and should double in the first 1 to 2 weeks. Kittens average about ten grams of additional body weight per day. Although this is a good average, they tend to grow in spurts. Seek a veterinarian’s advice if the kitten does not double its weight in 8 to 12 days.

Dunn Dunn
You cn hand feed it with kitten milk supplement found in pet shops. Use a doll bottle or a syringe.
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Bryan Bryan
Feed him by putting a little warm milk in a spoon and putting a little at a time in his mouth. I had to do that once with a little puppy after his mother was injured. Before long he was lapping it up.
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Albert Albert
well by now they should eat a little hard food with water but also give him some milk not cow milf kitten milk from the store
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Syd Syd
Do you have an old baby milk bottle? If so try using that it should think your it's mother. and make sure it's warm milk but not to warm just luke warm.
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Syd Originally Answered: What do I feed my goldfish,how much should I feed them, and how long do they usually live for?
When properly cared for the common goldfish can easily live over 25 years. Common goldfish (I am assuming they are common/comet goldfish) can easily grow a foot in length. I hope the aquarium is at the very least 30 gallons with a heavy filtration system. Ideally it would be best to find them a goldfish pond. I have never heard of feeding them cinnamon. I would much prefer to give them a sinking goldfish pelleted diet, fresh vegetables such as lettuce, peas or zucchini, and frozen bloodworms, daphnia, krill, etc.

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