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    Laura
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    Hey guys! New here. Last night the kids I babysit brought home a kitten that has been abandoned. I’ve taken care of premature kittens in the past but it’s been a long time. She seems to be about one to two weeks old. Very lethargic. Won’t eat from a bottle or surrogate. I want her to do we’ll I’m just not sure what to do. I’m going to get her some goat’s milk and try to syringe feed her but I was just wondering if anyone had any tips? It’s been really rainy and there’s no telling how long she was alone but I really want to help her and see her do well and grow. I’ll try anything.
    I’m on extremely limited funds so I’m just really not sure what to do.

    Thank you so much in advance!!

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    Ireland
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    What color is its tongue? If it’s anything other than pink, pet hospital immediately.

    Sometimes, if you’re lucky, a pet hospital won’t charge you if it’s a kitten found in the street. I’ve been faced in similar situations and out of kindness they’ve said “don’t worry about it.” Explain the situation and your financial situation, I hope they understand your position. I hope it begins to gain strength.

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    Kittyzee
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    Warmth is very important to a kitten this young, especially since it was abandoned. I use a heating pad wrapped in a towel, set on low and a place for the kitten to crawl off if it gets too warm. Goat’s milk is a great start, and if the kitten is lethargic, rub a little karo syrup or honey on it’s gums to perk up the sugar level…or a few drops in it’s mouth. Then try and feed, anyway you can get food into it by dropper, syringe, or bottle. Make sure if you are using a bottle, that the hole lets the milk out. Using a hot pin in a rubber nipple just isn’t efficient, because when you pull the pin out it seals the rubber hole again. I use a razor blade and put a slice in the end of it, and as the kitten gets older I make an X in the tip.

    I will post some sites for you to help you with your kitten. Good luck!

    http://messybeast.com/handrear.htm

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