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Anyone know about caring for a 1 week old kitten?

Posted by on Aug. 18, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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There is a 1 wk old fluffy gray kitten that was abandoned by its mother. I am thinking of taking it in but have never had a kitten that needs to be bottle fed/is so young. Has anyone cared for one this young? I know I'd have to take it to the vet right away....

by on Aug. 18, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 18, 2016 at 9:59 AM

no idea... it would be a HUGE time committment.

are you sure it's abandoned? where is the rest of the litter?

zacmacsmomm
by Ruby Member on Aug. 18, 2016 at 10:01 AM
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first thing is get the little fluff ball to the vet, you will need kitten bottles and formula, the feeding is every 2-3 hours around the clock you will also have to stimulate it to pee and poop


momwriter
by on Aug. 18, 2016 at 10:02 AM

It's on Craigslist. There's a photo; it's SO tiny, gray and fluffy. The person who has it can't afford to care for it. I don't have any more details...

Quoting Anonymous 1:

no idea... it would be a HUGE time committment.

are you sure it's abandoned? where is the rest of the litter?


mama_danetta
by She's so heavy on Aug. 18, 2016 at 10:03 AM
No clue, have a bump
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 18, 2016 at 10:03 AM
Make up your mind quickly becasue at one week, it doesn't have long.

Quoting momwriter:

It's on Craigslist. There's a photo; it's SO tiny, gray and fluffy. The person who has it can't afford to care for it. I don't have any more details...

Quoting Anonymous 1:

no idea... it would be a HUGE time committment.

are you sure it's abandoned? where is the rest of the litter?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 18, 2016 at 10:04 AM
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You can get kitten formula and bottles at Walmart.  

I rescued a 3-day old kitten when I was 15.  I was fortunate to attend a school that allowed me to bring the kitten with me, and feed it every few hours.  

I kept the kitten on the formula until it was about 9-10 weeks old and then slowly introduced kitten food to it.  

The cat ended up living almost 21 years.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 18, 2016 at 10:05 AM
It needs to be fed round the clock, you have to keep it warm and you have to wipe it's little bottom with a warm towel to get it to have a bowel movement. i would contact the vet immediately because they can go downhill very quickly at that age if care isn't sufficient.
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