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Found a stray kitten. Need help *** update ***update 2, new pic posted, what a difference a day makes!!!

Posted by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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My husband found this little baby crying in the bushes. His eyes are all crusty and he's terribly malnourished. We don't have catfood. What's a good food for a starving kitten?


Update- little guy has been eating really well. Hasn't gotten sick. He's very affectionate. He loves to be pet and scratched. He's going to see the vet on Friday (it's already Tuesday night here for us) when he's sleepy, he curls up on his little bed and goes to sleep.


One issue, he hasn't gone potty yet. It's been about 7 hours, he's had water and food and nothing yet. Should I be worried??



update 2, he used his litter box. He's jumping around and plaguing. He got good sleep, has been eating well. Vet appointment in a couple of days. Gave him a flea bath, cleaned him up, gave him kitty milk. Look how happy he looks!!!

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AVSpecWife4
by Ruby Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:17 PM

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AVSpecWife4
by Ruby Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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MommyDearest555
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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Well, truly you should try to get kitten milk from an actual pet store and try it on a high protein kitten food. Not the cheapy stuff, but one with a lot of meat. The first three ingredients on the list should be meats! Cats like meat not grains and unfortunately a lot of the cheapy stuff is mostly grains :( Maybe even some wet food with the dry.

lovinmykiddo07
by Ruby Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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Go to the store and get kitten formula and some soft high protein kitten food. He will need to see a very for the gunk in his eyes, to make sure he doesn't have any other illnesses,ect.

DO NOT GIVE COWS MILK. It is terrible for their digestive system.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM
It looks old enough to be away from mom, so that's a plus.
Try warm milk.
illinoismommy83
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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I would go buy some cat food. Just a 3 lb bag for now to get him through the night and in the morning you could take him to the vet to see if he has a microchip. He could have run away from home and been lost for days.

Aislinn
by Platinum Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

 You should go down and get some food. If you have anything like chicken, hamburg, etc.. Cook it up for the little guy. Try to stay away from tuna or cow milk. He is not so young he is not weaned, so that is good news.

flowerfunleah
by Leah on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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Try boiling some chicken and mixing it with some boiled rice until you can get to a pet store. Don't give the kitty milk as most cats are lactose intolerant and don't give him/her tuna either.

AVSpecWife4
by Ruby Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Anything we can feed the little guy while my husband runs to the store? This little guy is starving. I put some water down but he's a little scared at the moment.

Quoting MommyDearest555:

Well, truly you should try to get kitten milk from an actual pet store and try it on a high protein kitten food. Not the cheapy stuff, but one with a lot of meat. The first three ingredients on the list should be meats! Cats like meat not grains and unfortunately a lot of the cheapy stuff is mostly grains :( Maybe even some wet food with the dry.

Mrs.Kubalabuku
by Ruby Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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Ideally you could run to the store or call the vet and get actual kitten milk.  

If that isn't an option, you can make your own for a while.  I would STRONGLY advise starting on kitten milk.  If the kitten is starving and dehydrated, feeding it real foods can actually make it sicker.

"Home-made kitten formula (Kitten Glop) 

* 8 ounces water (boiled then cooled) 
* 1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin 
* 8 ounces whole evaporated milk (not skim) 
* 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (not low fat) 
* 2 tablespoons plain yogurt (not low fat) 
* 1 large or 2 small eggs yolks (raw) 
* 1 teaspoon clear Karo syrup 
* * 1-3 drops liquid pet vitamins 
* * 1 capsule acidophilus 
* * 1 drop Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) 
* * Optional, though very beneficial. 

Boil the water, add the gelatin and mix well. Add the following ingredients in order, mixing well after each addition: 

1/2 of the canned milk 
Mayonnaise and Yogurt 
Rest of the milk 
All other ingredients 

You can substitute canned goat's milk for the canned evaporated milk, if you prefer it. This mixture will keep in the fridge for up to four days. It is jello-like in consistency in the fridge so you can just scoop out as much as you need and warm. It can also be frozen in ice cube trays and defrosted as needed. You can find pet vitamins at a pet store or your vet, and acidophilus and GSE in the liquid form at a good health food store. 

If you prefer, you can use this recipe permanently, instead of a commercially available kitten formula. If you are using a commercial formula, add a quarter of a teaspoon of full fat yogurt to the first bottle of each day. This will aid in your kitten's digestion." 

http://www.kitten-rescue.com/what_to_feed.html

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