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Old 04-18-2009, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: Tiny orphaned kitten please help

Thank you, I managed to get some food in him although he was rather fighting like that the whole time. His belly has been really round ...basically all the time. Is this ok, should I have him checked for parasites?
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:07 PM
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The fighting will go on, it's a good thing, like a puppy playing with a bone. You might want to put on a garden glove or so, because I'm already scarred from exactly that clawing.

The belly is supposed to be very round but it's also safe to assume that he has parasites, so a de-wormer from your vet should be administered for sure, that's standard procedure. I just don't know at what age your vet recommends deworming, so you better call and ask. Just don't use any of the over the counter dewormers, they don't do the job at all.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:06 AM
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Ok we have tried as you said, unfortunately, he is getting really feisty with his clawing. Then he is just biting the nipple, not really sucking and makes himself really frustrated. He is not getting anything because he is not sucking. Should we start trying to mix in moist food? Is there anything we can try to help him, or do we need to keep doing this?
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:10 AM
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Try to make the hole in the nipple larger so the milk flows more freely. Milk should come when you squeeze the bottle. Mixing in anything will only make it worse, but you can try to feed him from the bowl...but all he's going to do is walk through it probably. They all do in the beginning.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:18 AM
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Hello again! I am going to talk to a vet tomorrow, but I have a question, and I thought maybe you could answer sooner than a vet. This little boy twitches and jolts a lot in his sleep. I have read that some twitchin is normal, but then I saw something about hypoglycemia. How would I tell the difference between healthy twitched and hypoglycemia? Is it possible he has hypoglycemia? We have been trying to keep him on a regular feeding schedule, but sometimes he doesn't seem interested so we wait a little while longer. I hope the occasional irregularity in feeding is not making him hypoglycemic.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:27 AM
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Kittens dream very vividly, or at least it appears that way. I don't think you have anything to worry about .
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:31 PM
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Hi. Just wanted to post an update. Sora (the tiny orphaned kitten) is doing very well. He is about 7-8 weeks old now...possibly 9. He is eating kitten food, using the litter box, etc...just like a normal kitty. He is super playful and really sweet. I wanted to thank you for all your help. I would not have been able to raise this kitty if it weren't for your help!
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:36 AM
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hey jbrook, just wanted to congratulate you on successfully rescuing your kitten! I followed the story since you posted and am glad to see it has a happy ending!!
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This works for me. Good luck !
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