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Two To Three Weeks
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Two To Three Weeks

The ear canals should have completely opened by now and he will be able to hear all the household sounds. If he is a pure white kitten and you notice he does not respond to sounds, he could be deaf. This is not a handicap or a hardship, it just happens. Deaf kitties are a...

July 15, 2020July 15, 2020In Tips
Birth to two weeks
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Birth to two weeks

For the first week of life, a kitten’s main activities are eating and sleeping. He is deaf and blind but can crawl a little. The remnants of his umbilical cord will fall off at around 3 days of life. After it falls off, watch the area carefully, as it can easily become infected. Use a...

July 15, 2020July 15, 2020In Tips
A Final Word
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A Final Word

It is our hope in presenting this to you, that you will find raising a newborn or orphaned kitten is both a joy and a triumph. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a kitten that once fit in the palm of your hand, now lying in the sun spot on your carpet, a smooth,...

July 15, 2020July 15, 2020In Tips
When A Kitten Dies
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When A Kitten Dies

Sometimes, despite your best efforts and care, a kitten will die. Whether it be FKS (Fading Kitten Syndrome) or an unseen problem with the kitten’s internal organs or disease, it is always difficult to lose a kitten that you may have bonded closely with. It can be a very distressing time for you but you...

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Other Illnesses
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Other Illnesses

Sometimes a kitten has a birth defect such as brain damage, missing limbs, cerebral palsy, anophthalmia (missing eyes), cleft palate or other congenital malformation. In cases like these, it is best to consult with a vet who will do a full assessment and may recommend the kitten be euthanized to avoid ongoing suffering. Remember –...

July 15, 2020July 15, 2020In Tips
Premature Kittens
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Premature Kittens

Discovering an orphaned or abandoned kitten, and deciding to hand-raise the little one can be a rewarding, yet daunting undertaking. Finding out that the kitten may be premature can leave you feeling even more anxious and wondering whether you’ll be able to care for this fragile being. How can I tell if a kitten is...

July 15, 2020July 15, 2020In Tips
Vomiting, Diarrhea & Constipation
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Vomiting, Diarrhea & Constipation

Vomiting and Diarrhea When a kitten has diarrhea or vomiting, your first priority is to take him to the vet. The loss of body fluids at a rapid rate will dehydrate your kitten quickly and he could die. Both of these symptoms can be part of a larger health concern and a vet should be...

July 15, 2020July 15, 2020In Tips
Upper Respiratory Infection
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Upper Respiratory Infection

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) is a common illness in orphaned kittens, mainly because they did not receive the all-important colostrum they needed from mother-cat. Also, depending on how long they were exposed to the elements, they could have become chilled and now their nose may be plugged up, or you will see tell-tale bubbles coming...

July 15, 2020July 15, 2020In Tips
Parasites
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Parasites

Often, a kitten will have some sort of parasite, whether it is fleas, worms, ear mites or ringworm. It’s imperative to rid the kitten of these invaders as they can cause illness or even death in a small kitten if left untreated. When treating parasites, never use over-the-counter treatments. Always buy them from a vet....

July 15, 2020July 15, 2020In Tips
Sick Kittens
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Sick Kittens

For kittens in a weakened state, you can buy Nutrical paste from your vet. Nutrical is a high energy source of nutrition and vitamins, which will help the kitten to regain his strength. Your vet can advise you as to how much to give.

July 15, 2020July 15, 2020In Tips