How to take care of new born kittens
You found a litter without the mother cat
What to do?
Is not easy as you first might think, is very demanding to raise new born kittens without their mother.
Here I will try to explain what you must do in order for them to survive, the chances are slim but it's possible for them to live and grow beautiful strong kittens.
1º Keep the babys warm and dry.
A polar baby blanket is a good choice, is not heavy and it's really warm.
Also a bedwarmer, carefull with the water temperatura, make sure there's another blanket in between if you are not sure about the temperature.
2º With the help of a vet make sure they were stimulated by they're mother when they born to avoid having fluid in the respiratory sistem from the birth.
3º Find a box with lid to keep the warm air inside it, avoid the strong light and noise. They must be in a quiet place.
4º In your vet ask for special baby milk, don't ever give them cow milk or supermarket milk, it is not appropriate for new born kittens.
Royal canin has a very good milk and it comes with the botle appropriate for the babys.
In the 2 first weeks you should feed them in every two hours, by the third week you can extend to every three or four hours.
Then you can begin to give a bit of solid baby kitten food, choose a good brand since they are beginning to play and will need the strength.
5º Without the kitten's mother you should stimulate them to do do the physiological needs, with some warm and moist cotton massage their genitals until they react .
You should do this before the feeding so they are awake and hungry, and after so they don't get gas and sick of their belly.
These are the basics, don't take too long to stimulate the kitten and avoid him to get cold.
It will be hard, you will loose some good nights of sleep but it will pay with their love.
Accessories for the baby
- Polar blanket
- Kitten milk
- Bottle for babies
- Baby wipes to stimulate
- latter on some toys