Bottle feeding my siamese

by Shannon
(Phoenix, AZ)

I adopted a siamese cat this past week and the previous owner wasnt truthful about the kittens age and eating habits. I was told he was 6 weeks old and eating soft food as well as litter trained. What I have found out is that he appears to be closer to 4 weeks as he can not eat wet food, and needs to be dropper fed (I tried the bottle feed method and he cant suckle) He is an adorable bundle of energy that provides my family with hours of laughter. Can anyone offer up any advice as to how to transition to wet or soft food?? I am very stressed out about this. Also, I have noticed that he is using the cat box for poops but I havent seen him pee... should I be concerned about that? Any advice would be appreciated!!


Thank you,

Shannon Mom to Mika

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Apr 10, 2012
Great idea!! NEW
by: angelina diantonio

Great idea on the nursing cat.Try Humaine society or google rescues in your area and explain your situation.As well as any Vet in the area.Most Vets volunteer at Humaine Societies.Keep us posted.

Apr 10, 2012
Instructions for nursing orphan kittens NEW
by: My2wins

Ps. Here's a good web page to review for how to take care of orphaned kittens

http://www.2ndchance.info/orphankitten.htm


Apr 10, 2012
Wet nurse? NEW
by: My2wins

I agree with everything Beatrice said.

I think if it were me, I'd also see if I could find a nursing kitty mom who could take this little one in for a few weeks. I bet it could take a lot of work to find such a scenario, but i would spend at least a few hours calling around to try. It could not only save you weeks of round-the-clock feedings, but it might be a life saver for your little one. Good luck. Send pictures!

Apr 09, 2012
Bottle feeding my Siamese NEW
by: Beatrice

Hi there,

That was far far too early to take this little kitten away from his Mama, they should stay with mother until they are at least 12 weeks old and not before. I hope he progresses and so the next several weeks are going to be absolutely crucial if he is to survive.

You could buy kitten milk in cartons and feed him that, he should not be given wet food just now, it is too soon, wait until he is about 8 weeks old, but he must pee, that is essential, I suspect he is dehydrated, in other words, is not getting sufficient liquids, so is holding on to his fluids, as he cannot become dehydrated, they go down very quickly at that stage, so you have got to keep getting the fluids into him. YOu don't want him to end up on a drip! Or you could make up some chicken broth for him, which he may be able to digest, not too strong, as he may not digest it, but kitten milk is probably better, a good brand, ask your vet,

Best of luck, but gets those fluids into him, at all costs.

Hopefully each day he will get stronger, but the next week or so will be crucial if he is to survive,

Good luck,

Beatrice from Ireland.

Apr 09, 2012
Kitten NEW
by: Anonymous

I would try making the wet food as runny as you can with either formula or water, so that it can lap it up, and then gradually add less and less liquid as the kitten learns to chew.

Apr 09, 2012
Have a vet check him right away. NEW
by: angelina diantonio

I would have a vet check the kitten out asap.Then ask for food and milk needs.Keep us posted.Also I would report whoever took the kitten from his mother so soon.

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