i found an orphaned kitten, its been a day now, so far i fed her milk with 50 % water and yest as my vet said, she is about 4 weeks old… Is this what i should be feeding him? Is there something else i should be aware of ?its alone without any brothers so my dad said we’ll be keeping him, so if you could tell me when to start litter training him and stuff that d be great
and how do i stimulate bowl movements
Answer by detmut
Orphan Kittens: How to Raise Them
Orphaned kittens must be manually stimulated by the owner to enable urination and defecation. The kitten must be stimulated after each and every feeding. Fortunately, this is easy. A cotton ball or piece of very soft toweling works well. Moisten it with warm water and gently rub the anal and genital area. Within one to two minutes the kitten will urinate and/or defecate. Some kittens will respond better before eating while others respond better after eating. Try both times to keep the kittens healthiest. Keep a record of each kitten’s urination and defecation. Kittens will need to be stimulated in this fashion until their bladder and bowel muscles strengthen, usually by 21 days of age. Most kittens will eliminate on their own by three weeks of age.
Commercially prepared kitten milk formulas are readily available and are nutritionally balanced to meet the needs of orphan kittens. Homemade milk formula recipes are also available. These are not perfectly balanced nutritionally, but will suffice for several days until commercial formulas can be obtained. KMR is a well-known kitten milk replacer.