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  • #49911

    Puchuku
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    hi , I have found one kitten 5days back ,I think he is just 2 or 3 weeks old, …but from last two days as soon as evening starts he vomits everything , even water too ,yesterday it was in very critical situation ,continously water was coming out of his mouth, here in India it is cold now-a-days.We kept him whole night infront of heater..gradually his health is a bit normal ..but looking dull and not enjoying any play…sometime he purr a lot ..here in my area we dont have cat food or good vet..I give him milk , bread or boiled rice with milk…..Please anyone help me …how to take care …I just cant see my kitty in such problem and pain ..I want him to play

    #716458

    AZDEBRA 5/27 & crew
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    Welcome Mimo 🙂

    This is a good link filled with info on hand rearing little kittens…

    http://www.messybeast.com/handrear.htm

    Look at the pink tags to the top right of the page, they have more info too on raising kittens with past experiences of the members here…

    #716459

    jcat
    Participant

    Hi, Mimo, thank you for rescuing this kitten. I’m glad you are keeping this little one warm, kittens cannot digest their food if they are cold and this may have been the problem. So please continue to keep him warm. Has he stopped vomiting yet? If he hasn’t, please just feed him pedialyte for now — rehydration salts used for children. If you can’t get hold of these in a store, you can make your own at home — you need boiled cooled water, sugar, salt and baking soda. I will give you the recipe.

    When he can keep down the pedialyte without vomiting, you can try a little proper food again, mixed with pedialyte. Cows milk is not good, it will give him diarrhoea but if you have access to goats’ milk or sheeps’ milk, that would be ideal. I will give you some links to make your own kitten food — choose the one that you can get the ingredients for.

    It is very hard to raise kittens who have been abandoned by their mother and often their mother has abandoned them because she knows they are too sick or too weak to survive. But miracles can happen. I hope one happens for your little kitten. Good luck and keep in touch, we will try to help all we can.

    #716460

    jcat
    Participant

    The tent test is to test for dehydration:

    Tent test: pick up a good pinch of kitten’s skin at the neck and let go.If it snaps back immediately, she’s hydrated okay. If it takes a little time to go back down, or, worse, it stays up in a ‘tent’ shape, she needs fluids, such as pedialyte (from the supermarket, children’s aisle) or home-made pedialyte below.

    Note, in the United Kingdom, pedialyte is called Dioralyte. Also known as rehydration salts.

    Home-made pedialyte recipe from World Health Organization)…no preservatives so short life-span

    * 1 cup water (boiled then cooled)

    * 2 tsp sugar

    * 1/8 tsp salt

    * 1/8 tsp baking soda

    (this Pedialyte formula gives needed electrolytes & some sugar for energy)

    Combine all ingredients and warm slightly.

    Make new after 24 hours.

    #716461

    jcat
    Participant

    Kitten Glop recipes:

    If commercial kitten formula is not available, a suitable feed mixture for healthy kittens is 1.6 ml evaporated milk, 1.6 ml cooled boiled water, 1 level teaspoon glucose, 1 small egg yolk (no white at all). One recommended by a veterinarian is 3 oz condensed milk, 3 oz water, 3 oz plain full fat yoghurt, 3 large or 4 small egg yolks (no whites)(from Messybeast).

    #716462

    jcat
    Participant

    Another recipe for kitten glop:

    Ingredients

    1 envelope unflavoured gelatine

    water per gelatine package directions (approx 12 oz)

    1 12 oz can whole evaporated milk (not skimmed) See notes

    3 tablespoons plain yoghurt (not low fat)

    3 teaspoons clear corn syrup See notes

    3 tablespoons mayonnaise

    1 or 2 raw egg yolks (optional) See notes

    Notes

    If you have canned goat’s milk available, use this instead as it reduces the likelihood of lactose intolerance problems. Sheep’s milk is even higher in fat but not generally available in cans.

    Some recipes use 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons plain yoghurt and omit the corn syrup entirely.

    Clear corn syrup (e.g. “Karo” brand in the US) is a concentrated glucose solution. It contains 15% – 20% dextrose (glucose), a mixture of other types of sugar and may be flavoured with vanilla. Dark corn syrup is made with molasses and is more strongly flavoured. Glucose solution may be used instead.

    Raw eggs can be a source of salmonella. Do not use any egg white in the mixture, it can prevent other nutrients from being digested.

    Kitty vitamins and/or acidophilus are sometimes added. Only add vitamins if the diet is deficient in them – vitamins can be dangerous in too high quantities (hypervitaminosis) and vitamin imbalances affect development.

    Method

    Boil the water and mix in gelatine powder. Add the other ingredients in the following order, mixing well after each addition: half of the canned milk, corn syrup (if used), mayonnaise + yoghurt, egg yolk (if used), remainder of the canned milk. Use either an egg beater or a blender set to low speed.

    Serve the glop at room temperature or slightly warmed since the kittens will be used to warm milk. Warming the mixture makes it more pungent and therefore more appetising. Do not pour back unused portions into the stored mix as it may introduce contaminants.

    Glop sets into a jelly when refrigerated. It can either be stored in the fridge in a covered container for up to 2 weeks or frozen into individual portions in ice cube trays and defrosted as needed. Freezing it is very convenient.

    Note: gelatin, since it’s made from cows hooves etc, is chock-full of protein; it gives kittens the amino acids they need.

    Alternative recipes can be found at: http://www.hdw-inc.com/glop.htm

    #716463

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Thanks JCAT , last night my kitty had good sleep even in the midnight it woke up and was in mood to play ..played with the litter box…we let him do that…but after an hour water started coming out of his mouth and by early morning he is again dull, only taking a bit milk after rest of 2 hrs in blanket, only good thing today was not much water came out and he also not vomited the milk and the boiled rice ( hardly one spoon)which he ate..now a bit normal and sleeping..now i am a bit free after doing other household work…

    The other problem frnd is that my Big Cat is not ready to accept my this small kitty, I have tried my best ..but from the moment this small kitty is with me ..he just come to us for milk and frown a lot when sees Small kitty…I have three room in my flat…my big cat ( I found him last year on 24th February,2011) is inside-outside cat..today he injured his leg so somehow I by force kept him and made him sleep and gave him food…as he was also in pain so enjoyed the food and sleep , but as soon as saw the small kitty , he left with his injured leg…I am worried for both of them …they both are dear to me…I agree miracle happens…and I pray to God , please help me …and my both sweet babies…

    #716464

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Thanks to you AZDEBRA … I found the link very useful…and hope for more information from you all..

    #716465

    AZDEBRA 5/27 & crew
    Participant

    It has to be hard not having the resources for your furry ones, I applaud you for trying to do everything you can for them.

    #716466

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Yes Azdebra it is really hard …yesterday night again my kitty came to critical state…I wonder he recovers by morning and as soon as night starts he start vomiting …yesterday he twisted all this body parts..was crying with pain..not able to move a step…from night 1:15 am to 6 am we all were awake …the worst part was that he was not taking normal breath and besides water …foam type substance came from his mouth…I was not able to handle ..my brother came and helped me..I was just praying to God to help my Baby and by morning he is a bit normal …right now it is 3:45pm but my heart beat is not normal …as kitty from last 4 days is doing the same ..and last night was so critical…I dont want repetition , just pray …kitty have good sleep and enjoy her cow milk(with water) which he dont like at all…continously demand for rice and milk…which he is not able to digest…( actually I have rescued this kitty from a small street boy…who I think have fed kitty whatever he used to eat…may this has infected kitty’s digestive system or may be some infection which is giving trouble to kitty at night …today I am feeding kitty only soft soaked flour bread ( soaked in water and cow milk) with water mixed milk…I pray it work for him …

    You wont blv frnd no one is ready to believe that at night kitty condition was like this..they way in the day time he is moving from one room to other jumping from chair to table…but by night what happens …that he vomits…not able to stand even for urination… sharing here with you all is making me feel positive that things would be all right…I really dont know what else to write…

    #716467

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Ya Thanks JCAT , yesterday as u wrote to give water with salt and sugar ..( was not having baking soda) it worked for my kitty ..but as soon as she started breathing a bit normal …was not ready to take a drop of water …even was angry with me…my brother helped me…

    Ya wanted to knw…yesterday kitty tail hair was all straight ..and moving while he was vomiting water ..and gradually I felt things was out of my hand…God Helped to bring Kitty to normal…

    i have tried to give all the details …if it can help me to get any helpful suggestion from u all …

    #716468

    jcat
    Participant

    Mimo, cows’ milk is not good for him, can you get goats milk instead? I wish I could help you more but if you cannot find a good vet, I don’t know what to suggest.

    #716469

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Not psbl right now…water and flour bread…would it be okay frnd…

    #716470

    Puchuku
    Participant

    The image in my profile is my big cat pic( puchu) when he was hardly one month..my small kitty looks just like him …only a bit dull

    #716471

    Puchuku
    Participant

    By wishes of you all frnds and God’s blessing yesterday night my kitty did not vomit and had good sleep ..today played moved here and there number of times..right now sleeping …

    #716472

    Mojo
    Participant

    Bless you Mimo for doing your best to save this kitten. I would not have anything to add except to say again what JCAT said: Cows milk is not good for cats, it can cause vomiting. Please get some goat’s milk or sheep’s milk instead.

    #716473

    anncetera2
    Participant

    Please, Mimo, if you can get goat milk (canned is fine) or sheep milk, that would be so much better for your kitten. Water with flour and sugar will not be enough, a kitten cannot thrive on that. The kitten needs proteins and fats as well, and the water/flour/bread/sugar mix doesn’t provide that.

    What do you have available as far as food/s are concerned?

    #716474

    Mojo
    Participant

    Mimo, how is the kitten doing?

    #716475

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Hi, MOJO and ANNCETERA2 …my kitty is doing fine…ya still am not able to give him the proper food that he deserves…Bread( We say roti – It is homemade) I soak it in water and milk and give him…can i give him meat or egg ….I dont know what is his age..may be one month ..because a day before he was sleeping..and while closing the door at night one Bat entered the room …my kitty looked up and down ..and in no second the Bat was in his hand ..so I guess he is one month old …he enjoyed playing with bat, but after its end he left and was looking for milk..I want to know amount of meat or egg I should give him…I was avoiding giving these stuff because I want his digestive system to be okay first…

    #716476

    anncetera2
    Participant

    Cats start weaning at 4-5 weeks of age. Eggs are safe at this point, so is meat chopped up (don’t want him to choke on it). You might get him to take up a few tiny pieces of meat, if he laps up milk from a saucer you can cover it in milk.

    Good luck!

    #716477

    Mojo
    Participant

    Mimo, if you are able to buy protein powder, you can buy that and add it to any milk you are giving the kitten. Kittens need LOTS of protein. Buy a UNFLAVORED powder that contains at least 80% protein (dry weight) and lists proteins from animal sources, e.g., casein, egg albumin, etc.

    A recipe for Kitten Formula:

    2 cups whole milks (goat milk preferred)

    2 large eggs

    5 teaspoons protein powder (from animal sources)

    1/8 tsp. ground (powdered) egg shells

    1-2 days’ worth of cat vitamins (adult dosage) powdered or crushed

    100 milligrams taurine supplement (if not in cat vitamins)

    Even if you cannot get the vitamins or taurine, the rest of the recipe is worth trying.

    #716478

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Thanks MOJO ..I am also trying to have goat milk ..but today again my kitty is not feeling well …not ready to take anything…in the morning vomited a bit…

    yesterday he wanted to sleep with me…but my big cat was sleeping with me..as i did not want his sleep to disturb so I let him sleep with my brother ..but he was not happy …infact whole night he did not had good sleep ..and in the morning as a result ( I feel so ) he is not well..how to handle both ..

    #716479

    onlinebuddy
    Participant

    Hello Mimo, I live in India as well. I am touched by your efforts to help your little kitty. Also, I feel for your little kitty. How is he now? I can relate to you as I live in an area where there is no good vet. Which city do you live in?

    It looks like your kitten was unwell even before you found him. Sadly this is the condition of many abandoned kittens in India. Or maybe, the food you are giving your cat is not agreeing with his system. That’s why he is not retaining it. Do not give him cow’s milk at the moment. Also, please check his stools for signs of diarrhea or any blood. If so, he needs a vet.

    I have 3 cats (Pepper, Mint and Ginger) and I feed them on Whiskas, which they love. I live on the outskirts of Mumbai and Whiskas is available in a pet store(just one store) and in a single pharmacy store nearby. However, when I found them, they I had the same dilemma and anxiety as you. I started them on newborn human baby formula (Cerelax, Farex). I knew that these products weren’t formulated for cats, but I had no option. Fortunately, my cats survived. They do not drink cow’s milk even when offered, and I’ve never seen what KMR looks like.

    My 7 month old kitten, Ginger, loves boiled fish and rice. She also loves skimmed cow’s milk (Amul or Nestle Tetrapack), which I give her only occasionally. However, avoid it if your cat has diarrhea.

    I have a vet nearby, but he is not a professional. Whenever my cat’s had problems he prescribed human medicine in small doses, since cat medicine is not available. When my cat had a urinary tract infection he prescribed amoxicillin syrup (known as Mox pediatric suspension.

    Also, please keep your older cat away till this poor little kitten get’s well. Keep them in separate rooms if possible. When I introduced Ginger in the family, my older cats, Pepper and Mint would hiss and growl at her all day. After a couple of weeks they have accepted her, but Pepper still growls at her.

    So try various food combination: Farex, milk+raw egg yolk, boiled egg-yolk, boiled chicken, a little boiled fish,..whatever he can retain. Also, try giving him a few drops of Mox with a dropper only as a last resort if you suspect some infection, although I’m not sure this will work. All the best!

    #716480

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Thanks Onlinebuddy, sorry for being so late in reply, as due to some repairing work in last five days in my flat I was not able to come online.

    I live in Patna. You can just imagine that if in Mumbai it is hard to find any good vet then what would be the condition here. Thanks once again to understand my situation. This small kitty is really giving very tough time as we are not able to understand his problem , from last 5 days he was doing well . But again from today morning he is dull and vomited a bit …

    The other problem is that both are inside-outside cat. Even this kitty wants to go out..I feel he lived with that boy who used to hang him on his shoulder and moved here and there…It cries if we dont let him go and the fact is that from the day we have allowed him to go out he is doing well..though today he is again dull..but it would be some other reason…I am going to try farex…he is not in this situation to eat anything hard…ya when he is happy he purr , but I felt when he is in pain or with bad health then he purr more than usual…

    Ya big cat ( Puchu) is not at all happy with this kitty…they both sleep in separate room…I wish they become frnds …

    Thanks a lot frnd !!

    #716481

    onlinebuddy
    Participant

    Mimo, Wonder how your little boy is doing….

    #716482

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Hi Buddy ,

    He is doing fine frnd..still there are many things to settle…I think the way he has been brought up by that boy is creating problem for me…he always want to go out…get up early and start crying to go out…today infact from 5 to 8 conti..he just put up his demand to go out …they way he become sad and cry , compel us to let him go out with heavy heart…I just pray to God pls make him return soon…he is not ready to take milk unless something he hunts…we have no mouse at home..but many in neighbor…as he is already habituated of doing that and enjoys too…but too small to get daily smaller one…I wish and pray to God daily he grow soon and grow strong to enjoy all his game… ya still no frndship with PUCHU…

    How are your all three naughty…their name are really very sweet…I forget to say it in my previous reply…God Bless them always

    #716483

    onlinebuddy
    Participant

    Hi Mimo,

    My three babies are doing fine. At times Ginger and Mint dart around from one room to the other. We have to distract them in order to stop them. Overall, they bring me and my family a lot of joy. After a tough day’s work, it is good to be with our cats.

    Looks like your little one wants to be an outdoor kitten. He is exhibiting his wilder side and is not allowing you to take care of him. He is obviously feeding on something out in the open; maybe raw fish from a nearby fish market. Surprisingly, most cats in India thrive on fish and cow’s milk.

    I never fed Pepper and Mint raw fish or cow’s milk, because I read that these are bad for them. Now, they would rather stay hungry than eat fish or drink cow’s milk. My younger one, Ginger, enjoys raw fish. This is what my relatives (from where I adopted her) always fed her. She get’s super excited whenever she smells raw or boiled fish. She also loves cow’s milk. Now she is getting used to “Whiskas,” which Pepper and Mint are addicted to.

    The only problem with leaving cats outdoors is that they do not live long. They always get into fights and come home injured, like Puchu. My neighbours had a few outdoor cats. However, they did not live long because of similar problems. I never knew that cats could catch virus and infections till I joined TDK. My three cats live indoors.

    Which floor do you live on? I live on the fourth floor and my next door neighbours had cats that would go outdoors and then return back. One of their cats would even wait for someone to open the elevator door and then jump in, assuming that it would always stop on the fourth floor. Let’s hope that your new kitten will return to you and allow you to care for him. You need to figure out what it loves to eat though.

    I wonder what the TDK family has to say….

    #716484

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Good morning Buddy,

    I am on 1st floor and here we are not having any lift …Puchu jumps on the boundry near by and then jump in the balcony and start mewing , thus we know that he has come ..even at night it goes out and comes after an hr sometime in the morning and sometime after 1 or two days…he is also having one girl frnd too…

    Yes , this smaller one unique one…u wont blv today he is not ready to take anything..which is really distrbing me..I think he is not able to hunt anything …I offered egg , milk …nothing…ya it returns to me…I dont know how he manage too…two days back I saw him at roof of one of my neighbor nearby ..I was amazed how he was able to go there , it annoyed me too…I left seeing him , after half an hr seeing him in my balcony…I agree outdoor cats have danger…but I have no choice…My mother is pure veg… so I have to manage them in my limited choice and ofcourse God Blessings too…this kitty is really giving me hard time…I sometime cry when I see him in trouble…the love and faith that it shows for me, I really have not enough to give him in return…

    Puchu was hardly 5 or 6 days old when I found him ..but it was not difficult for me , he used to eat whatever I used to give…but my kitty is really taking my very tough test !!!

    Love to all three sweeties..

    #716485

    onlinebuddy
    Participant

    Mimo, Puchu is a smart cat. Looks like he has already found a Valentines Day date.

    I adopted Pepper and Mint when they were about a week old, just before they would be abandoned at the local fish market. They could barely walk, and their ears were folded. We bottle-fed both of them till they could eat solid food.

    About your little one, I’m sure he’s being fed by someone somewhere, or else he wouldn’t survive. Or maybe he’s feeding on something he finds. You must find out what he loves to eat. I know that it’s tough when a family member is vegan. Prayers and all the best. And yes, we can never repay our cats for the love that they give us.

    #716486

    Puchuku
    Participant

    Thanks Buddy , just few mints back my kitty returnd from her tour …tired and hungry , I know he love fish …but I have to go to my neighbour home to feed him , but right now there are some guests, so just avoiding it, I thought he will manage with milk and egg…but he is completely on hunger strike …just tasted a bit milk and went to sit at his place, as soon as I caress and kiss him..he purrs ..taking rest ..just thinking what to give him…

    Ya u r right Puchu is having a beautiful date ..quite close to the cat in your profile pic ( Only a grey mark on her body)…My bro always says ye “Kallu ne gori ko pata liya” …

    My mother is ready to give them all love but the food that they want( infact both love to sleep with Mom) …which is really creating problem for me..

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