Kitty Rescue,help help - page 4
I know this has nothing to do with nursing. My husband rescued a kitten,very small,eyes still closed from under our house. The mama got hit by a car and we looked for others but couldn't find them.... Read More
Sep 24, '02Occupation: ER RN Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 112; Likes: 3i'm very sorry to hear the poor little thing didn't make it...just remember...if not for you it wouldn't have had a chance at all...don't let this sour you on ever trying again should the need arise...
Sep 24, '02Occupation: RN and blogger extraordinaire Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych ; From: OR, US ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 26,951; Likes: 44,640I used Tiger's Milk in a doll's baby bottle with my little "foster kitten", now a big grown-up cat of 9 1/2. You do have to stimulate them every few hours so they can eliminate, though. By the time yours is 2-3 weeks old she'll be able to do it herself. Best of luck to you and your new "baby"---don't forget to tell us what name you settle on.
Sep 24, '02Occupation: DOULA / NURSE LPN HIV/AIDS Educator Joined: Apr '01; Posts: 340; Likes: 9Hum Good luck. I hope you found this Kitty on its first of nine lives!
Sep 24, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 5You have received a lot of good advice....the only thing I would add is instead of using paper towels to stimulate the kittens to urinate and go to the bathroom we used warmed cotton balls. The vet told us to also stoke the stomach with the warm cottons balls and that they would also be helpful in grooming the kitten.
Also, the vet told us just how many cc's of kitten replacer milk we should give at any time with the dropper or syringe. There are some really neat curved tip syringes too. The vet may have some.
Lastly we kept a heating pad with several layers of towels on top to help keep the kittens (we had 4, long story) warm..we put the heating pad in a kitty condo, one of the triangular shaped one...we called it the tower of power.
Those were the most affectionate kittens I've ever had and I hated to give them away.....but have to make room for more.