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A. You will need to hand rear then kitten. You can get some special baby cat milk formula from your vet or pet store. You may still need to encourage urination and defecation if the kitten isn’t doing it voluntarily itself.

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Kitten milk replacer should be the sole source of nutrition until 3-4 weeks of age at which time the weaning process may begin.
Kittens should be kept in a box or cat carrier in a warm, draft-free place, completely isolated from other animals. Keep the container covered with a towel or blanket; a small towel or cloth inside the carrier will also keep them cozy. Change the bedding of their “nest” daily, since kittens tend to have accidents!
Take them to a vet and see if they can help. The best outcome for these kittens is to have them raised by an adoptive mother cat. If only there was some profession that knew about animals and how to care for them.
Once the kittens are “weaned” (eating on their own – typically no earlier than 4 weeks), the kittens can be safely separated from the mother.
A 2 to 3-week old kitten will still need to be fed every 2-3 hours and it should consume at least 1/2 tablespoon of formula or milk during each meal. If a kitten is nursing from its mother, you`ll have to depend on how much the kitten weighs to know whether or not it is consuming enough food.
Newborn to 8 Weeks

In their first weeks of life, it`s normal to hear baby kittens crying or meowing because they need food and warmth, says the ASPCA. Kittens usually stay with their mothers until the age of 8 weeks so that they can nurse and stay cozy.

Kittens under 4 weeks of age cannot eat solid food, whether it`s dry or canned. They can drink their mother`s milk to get the nutrients they need. The kitten will rely on you to survive if their mother isn`t around. You can feed your newborn kitten a nutritional substitute that`s called kitten milk replacer.
If your young kitten doesn`t have a mother, you will have to help keep them warm by using something such as a heating disk or heating bad on low heat are placed underneath a blanket in their cage. You should also make a little nest out of soft blankets for the kitten to lay in for comfort.
When a cat loses a companion, whether animal or human, she most certainly grieves and reacts to the changes in her life. Cats alter their behavior when they mourn much like people do: They may become depressed and listless.
3-Week-Old Kittens

The kitten`s vision and hearing will be slowly improving. At this age, a kitten`s first baby teeth will begin to emerge. The tiny teeth at the front of the mouth, called the incisors, will start to come through the gums. Kittens will slowly begin retracting their claws.

Newborn kittens under 4 weeks nurse every 1–2 hours. Above that they normally eat every 4–6 hours until they`re weaned. Inadequate and/or irregular nutrition stunts their growth and weakens their immune system. Kittens don`t stop eating unless they`re orphaned or ill.
Under normal circumstances, a kitten exclusively needs its mother`s milk from birth to around four weeks of age. Until this time, your kittens should not eat any solid food. If they are less than four weeks old, you will need to bottle feed them with kitten milk replacement formula.
By three to four weeks, kittens can begin eating moistened dry kibble or wet food. Between six and eight weeks, kittens are fully weaned from their mother`s milk and can eat dry or wet kitten food.
You will need to feed the kittens about every 2-3 hours.

If they are sleeping, don`t wake them, wait until they are awake to feed them. If you feed them every 2-3 hours through the day, you should be able to sleep yourself about 6-8 hours without feeding them.

Kittens are curious creatures with high energy, and they require lots of mental and physical stimulation while they`re awake in order to be happy. If a kitten is constantly crying, they may be looking for your attention or calling out in search of another kitten or their mother—especially if they were just adopted.
Some kittens can begin purring when they are just a few days old, while others may not start until up to 3 weeks old. Kittens purr to let their mother know where they are, to get their attention come feeding time, and to communicate that they`re okay.
In conclusion, when your cat meows at night, you must ignore it completely and perfectly in order not to encourage the behaviour. Keeping the cat busy at night may prevent it from getting hungry or finding creative ways of getting your attention.
Kittens Need to Bite Something

The reason kittens bite us is simple: they`re natural predators and they want to practice their attack on a moving object. In fact, kittens are biologically wired to attack an object that moves, so it`s important to teach them how to play with toys–not fingers or feet–from a young age.

To pick up the kitten, people should gently pick them up with one hand supporting the front/chest area, and the other under his back feet/bottom.
The kitten`s stool should be firm and yellowish in color. A loose yellowish stool is a sign of mild overfeeding. Greenish stool indicates food is passing too rapidly through the kitten`s system. Grayish stool with a foul odor indicates inadequate digestion of formula and it is the most serious form of diarrhea.
Keep them safe: Keep bottle babies and newborns in a carrier in a quiet, secure place. Keep them fed: Feed kittens every 2-4 hours depending on their age. They should eat roughly 30mls of formula/24 hours for every 4 oz of body weight.
Emergency home- formulated milk replacer2 • 1 cup (240 ml) cow`s milk • 3 egg yolks • 1 drop high quality oral multivitamin solution, if available. * • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) corn oil • Small pinch of salt Blend uniformly and warm to 95-100°F. + Refrigerate between uses.
Cats don`t cry tears when they`re sad or in pain. But Halls says whether your cat is experiencing emotional or physical pain, they`ll exhibit behavioral changes that could include vocal crying. The sound of a cat crying is typically longer in duration and lower in frequency than day-to-day cat chatter.
Conclusion. Most cats don`t understand that kisses from humans are a sign of affection. A cat will surely let you know if they enjoy being kissed or not. The best ways to show your cat that you love them are to give them toys, treats, and plenty of one-on-one time.

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Q. i believe my cat is pregnant but showing signs of being in heat
ANSWER : A. Cats are induced ovulators, meaning they will continue to go into heat until they are bred, or spayed (reproductive organs removed). If your cat is showing signs of being in heat (excessive yowling, presenting her rear to you for inspection, attempting to get out or other cats hanging near your house) and you don’t want kittens, it is best to have her spayed. Most cats are also semi-seasonal in their heat cycle meaning they will more likely be in heat through Spring-Summer than in Fall-Winter.

Pregnancy in cats lasts about 60 days. Signs of pregnancy may include weight gain, increased appetite, nipples that become pronounced or “leak” and seeking nesting areas to deliver kittens. If you saw that your cat was in heat, or had her mated, you can use the date she was bred to determine when she may be due for kittens. Your local vet can help determine if she is indeed pregnant and can also take an X-ray to determine the number of kittens present if your cat is nearing her due date. Be sure to feed mom a kitten formula in the last few weeks of her pregnancy and during nursing as it will help provide extra beneficial nutrients for both mom and babies.

If you do not want kittens, some very early term pregnancies can be aborted with spaying, otherwise spaying mom is usually done when kittens are weaned from their mom.

Q. I recently added a new 2 month old female kitten to my house and my male 5 month the old kitten has turned aggressive and chases the kitten down..
ANSWER : A. It is possible it could be play behavior but without seeing it in person, hard to say. Is the male kitten neutered? You may want to consider doing so. Also, try re-introducing the kittens slowly by creating a safe space for the new kitten behind a closed door in a room. Keep her there for at least a week so she is protected but your male is still able to smell her. After a week or 2, you can then graduate to using a baby gate so they can then not only smell each other but safely see each other as well. If that is going okay, after another few days you can bring the gate down. Also, be sure to have feeding bowls in separate locations and at least 2 litter boxes.

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Q. I have two 3 week old kittens that I am bottle feeding. The kittens both have diareaa and there buts are red. Is there anything I can do ?
ANSWER : A. Diarrhea in kittens can be caused by many things, including intestinal parasites (very common in kittens), wrong formula, recent changes in diet (from queen’s milk to formula or from one formula to another), and other gastrointestinal upsets. Their bottoms are likely red and irritated from the diarrhea soiling the fur and skin, trapping moisture against the skin and serving as a breeding ground for bacteria. First, stop feeding the formula. Second, collect a fecal sample to be analyzed by your veterinarian for intestinal parasites. Third, call your vet and make an appointment as soon as possible, ideally the same day. Diarrhea in kittens is serious business and can lead to death from dehydration and loss of nutrients. Finally, in place of formula give an electrolyte replacement solution (like Pedialyte for infants/children) – plain, no flavors, no colors – for at least the next 1-2 feedings. This is not the same as a sports drink. After the 1st or 2nd feeding of straight electrolyte replacement solution, start to add formula back into diet at 1/4 strength ( 1 part formula to 3 parts water), The following feeding mix 2 parts formula to 2 parts water. Then, 3 parts formula to 1 part water. Finally, offer full-strength formula. If the diarrhea continues or worsens with increasing amounts of formula, go back to just electrolyte solution and repeat the process.

Q. I have a 1yr old male 38 lb Labradoodle and my gf just brought a month old kitten home. Can they interact? If not, for how long?
ANSWER : A. Interactions whenever a new pet is brought into the house should start off slow, then can be increased in time. The best steps when introducing a new cat is to allow your cat or kitten to have a room in the house all to him or herself. Allow your dog to sniff under the door to get used to the kitten’s scent, and even show your dog articles such as bedding the cat has slept on. After a few days, an introduction with your dog on leash, or a barrier such as a gate where both pets can look at each other but not see each other is best. This will allow each to get used to seeing the other without the ability to jump, bite or scratch the other. Once the two are used to this, then a face to face interaction can begin. If at any time a fight or scuffle breaks out, separate the two pets and try again at a later time. The amount of time this introduction takes can vary depending on how the two react to each other.

Until your kitten is older, or you are sure both are fine together, do not leave the two pets together unattended. Even a well-meaning and playful dog can accidentally break a leg of a kitten or worse without meaning to! A safe room for your kitten to be in while you are away, or a barrier to allow your kitten to escape to safety if needed will help until both are big enough to play alone safely.

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Q. She is a 3 week old kitten and her mom died what can I do
ANSWER : A. You will need to hand rear then kitten. You can get some special baby cat milk formula from your vet or pet store. You may still need to encourage urination and defecation if the kitten isn’t doing it voluntarily itself.

Q. Hi I just bought a German shepherd who is almost 3 months old, h has gotten his 1st puppy shots from his previous owner, what other shots does he need
ANSWER : A. Puppies should be given 3 rounds of vaccinations, ideally at 8, 12, and 16 weeks. Typically the vaccination against distemper and parvo (that’s one vaccination against 2 diseases) is given at all 3 visits. Rabies is given only once when they are 16 weeks old.

Depending on where you live and your puppy’s lifestyle, your vet may also recommend a vaccination against leptosporosis (given at 12 and 16 weeks) and against kennel cough (it varies, but they are usually given two of those as well).

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Q. I just started a new job w.long hours. Would my 3 yr old Siamese enjoy a kitten companion? If so, m/f? I was thinking of a shelter kitten.
ANSWER : A. Generally adult cats can take to younger kittens a bit easier than another adult cat. You may want to get the opposite sex from what your Siamese is. Also, slowly integrate the new kitten into the household giving your current cat a chance to get used to her/him. Start off by having new kitten behind a door for a few days or even a week. From there you can put up a baby gate so they can see each other but still have somewhat of a safety barrier and after that, you can let the gate down to see how they do. You may want to feed in 2 separate areas and you definitely want at least 2 litter boxes. A shelter kitten rescue would be a great idea!

Q. My new kitten who is 8 weeks old has a lot of gas. I have bee feeding her kitten chow & fancy feast wet food,
ANSWER : A. Try to give her boiled chicken or buy good quality food for kittens. You should start a new diet gradually by mixing it with old food ( 1/4 new : 3/4 old for couple of days, 1/2:1/2….) You can add to food some probiotic for cats. You can also give her some symeticon for babies to relief the symptoms. See your vet if it won’t help or you will notice vomiting or diarrhoea.

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