Newborn kitten - how to raise a healthy and strong pet?
There are situations in life when we have to take responsibility for the life of another being. No, today we are not talking about people, but about no less helpless and needing care for newborn kittens. In the same way as in people, if mother-cat is alive, she will raise her cub, but if for some reason she is not, then the life of a kitten completely depends on kind and not indifferent people who are close. If you find yourself in such a position and made a firm decision to leave the baby, then remember - this is a difficult and very responsible process. Be patient and proceed.
Provide your baby with the right care.
The newborn kitten is deaf and blind, but has a keen sense of smell and touch. Already in the first hours of life, the baby begins to actively look for the nipples of the cat, and after four days it already stimulates the paws intake of milk.Naturally, the best feed for such a baby is mother's milk. But if the cat is gone, you need to look for another way out of the situation. Well, if you manage to find another feeding cat and put the baby on it, the animal will not push away the hungry other's cub. But if this does not happen, then you will have to feed the kitten.
How to start feeding?
The newborn kitten is in dire need of breast milk, but in this situation it is necessary to begin with the usual, packaged. Take two teaspoons of milk with 1% fat, add a pinch of sugar. Every day, increase the amount of milk by one spoon. In the first three days, the kitten should be fed every two hours, even at night! The most convenient way to do this is from a small bottle with a nipple, which should be boiled regularly.
When can I start giving other products?
Thirty days after birth, the kitten will be able to digest light, dietary meats. For the first time, roll a ball of about the size of a small pea out of boiled meat and put it in your mouth. When he tastes a new treat, he can be given chicken mashed potatoes or boiled fish with rice. But you must remember that a newborn kitten can not do without dairy products.If too much meat is fed, stomach problems may occur. Therefore, in the diet of the baby must include cottage cheese. Already from the eighth week, the kitten can begin to give a special feed.
What should be the weight of a kitten?
Newborn kitten weighs about 120 grams. Weekly, he will recover by about 100 grams. Starting from the third week, cats gain weight faster than cats. If your ward gains weight worse, then it should be shown to the vet.
Care for a kitten
Newborn kitten needs bathing. This is not about intensive bathing with shampoo - it is necessary to wipe its soft fur with a damp cloth.
Equip the kitten's personal place
A newborn kitten must have its own place. This may be a container that will allow you to adjust the temperature in it. You should not put a new "house" kitten on the battery or to the heating device. It is better to use a heating pad for the comfort of the baby. In the first days of life, the kitten needs constant heat, and the temperature should not be lower than thirty-two degrees. In the second week it can be reduced to thirty degrees, and by the end of the third week to 24.
Kittens for sale
Now you know how difficult it is to get a newborn kitten. Therefore, if you hear from an adult or a child: “I want a kitten!”, Explain to them what kind of hard work and what responsibility it is. Perhaps, thanks to you, we will have one less abandoned animal. And if you raised several babies, remember that selling kittens is possible no earlier than two months from the moment of birth of the animals.