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Tips To Take Care Of Unweaned Or Orphaned Kittens

Kitten trainingis very simple when it comes to the use of the litter box. Don't go any hotter to avoid burning the kittens throat, and if it is much cooler, the kittens may not want to drink it. Make sure that the kitten nursing bottles you obtained are easy to suckle out of - you may want to test them yourself before giving them to the kittens.

Once they are eating solid food (about 5-6 weeks of age), they are fully weaned. Weigh the kittens daily to monitor weight gain. Right before delivery, you should anticipate your cat to require a lot of food, and you'll in all probability be able to see the kittens within the uterus.

Follow Perfect Fit's practical guidelines on how to care for unweaned kittens to help your little felines grow into happy, healthy cats. To actually get the formula into your tiny newborn's mouth, you'll need a pet nursing kit that includes a bottle, several nipples and a cleaning brush.

This should initially be done as a supplementation to formula feeding and gradually increased in frequency over the ensuing days to not stress the intestinal system of the kitten. Continue with the regular feeding schedule every day for the coming weeks until weaning onto solids is appropriate.

Do not feed the kitten cow's milk or Kitten Milk" sold in the food section. If the kitten will suckle (suck) then using a bottle or a cosmetic sponge wedge (cut in half) will work well to feed. By the fourth week, there should be just 4-6 bottle-feeds a day between gruel and they should be on solid food by 7 weeks old.