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We just adopted a kitten.Its from an animal hospital.Its 5-6 weeks old.It hasnt really eaten or drank and is crying all night.What should we do?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on Jun. 30, 2009 in Pets

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  • Buy a kitten bottle. Six weeks is too young to be taken away from her mom. Im sure she misses her.

    Answer by sarapurser at 2:01 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • Yeah, get some kitten milk and bottle from Walmart (milk is 11, bottle is 2)... if she won't suck, just put milk in a saucer... her tummy is empty and she doesn't know to eat catfood... I'm sure that's quite confusing, poor baby.

    Try the milk & GL... oh, but sometimes when you get an animal especially as a baby, they will cry at night for a few nights

    Answer by Gremlyn at 6:16 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • That's so kind of you...Get one of the little kitten bottles from Wal-mart, and some of the milk made especially for kittens too. Give it to her at room temperature. If she won't suck, or drink from the saucer, use your finger and dab a little on the tip of its nose and over its lips. The kittens reaction will be to naturally lick it off, and this should get her used to the taste and she'll instinctively (hopefully) know what to do from there.

    Answer by lighthousemom3 at 6:53 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • I am a foster for our local cat shelter and i call tell you that you do not need to bottle feed the kitten. He or she is old enough to eat and drink on his own. Your kitten is not eating and drinking and is crying because he is scared and nervous. He is in a new environment and once he feels safe and secure i promise he will start acting like himself. Just give him lots of love and time to adjust. If you have any questions email me and i will be glad to help you.

    Answer by itsokmomshere at 10:35 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

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