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Old October 4th, 2013, 08:50 PM
mblin mblin is offline
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Orphaned kittens

We found 2 kittens yesterday that are maybe a week old. We've been feeding KMR every 4-6 hours, after an initial feeding of cow's milk (giving about 2 tsp each feeding), but we are still seeing no BM. We have been stroking abdomen and rectum area after each feeding with warm, wet cloth. Any suggestions?
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Old October 5th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Thanks for helping these little guys! Is there rescue organization in your area that can foster them or find a nursing mom to pair them up with? Alley Cat Allies has some good info on caring for neonatal kittens, if you haven't seen it already: http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=291

Good luck!
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
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Old October 5th, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Red face Orphaned kittens

The kittens are doing well! One even pooped! I used a Q-tip with a tiny bit of Vaseline to massage her bottom and out it came! still working on her brother. Both are eating well. I checked out the site you gave me, it was extremely helpful, thankyou! We definitely want to keep these two, they are sooooo precious!
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Old October 5th, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Bless you for taking in the two kittens, I know it is a lot of work but so satisfying. Thank you so much for caring
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