Saturday, June 14, 2014

What I see everyday

These tiny little faces of orphaned kittens. I am feeding five of them 4-5 times a day. They get  powdered kitten formula. Never give them milk, it causes diarrhea and they can die of dehydration.These guys had the squirts last week. I added a pinch of tapioca flour in their formula. Their stools firmed up and life got better for them.

This is the runt of the litter. She is filling out now and catching up. She is on a heated towel. Newborn kittens cannot keep warm and need heat. After feeding they need to be induced into eliminating their waste. That gets put in a litter pan in their carrier. They learn how to find the litter pan and use it.

The rest of the gang look similar to this tabby.They all fight the bottle. Eventually I get the bottle in their mouths. When they are eating solid food and using a litter pan they will be put up for adoption at the local animal shelter.

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