Links for kitten-raising sites, eg Messybeast

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    jcat
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    #611552

    Jeankit
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    Bumping…thanks for the helpful information JC!

    #611553

    jcat
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    You’re very welcome, JK :-). Hopefully, it will be easy for people looking under the tag ‘orphans’ to find, rather than fossicking through all the different threads and posts!

    #611554

    jcat
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    Bump!

    #611555

    jcat
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    Ba-bump!

    #611556

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    May I suggest that we all add this thread to our favourites so we know where to find it when someone asks a question and no one else is on.

    #611557

    AZDEBRA 5/27 & crew
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    Thanks Jane and Jan that is a good idea and I have checked it myself as a favourite.

    #611558

    Cat talk rules
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    its one of my favorites. I always feel helpless when someone posts looking for help with a baby kitten. It will be good to have a place to direct them.

    #611559

    jcat
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    Bump.

    #611560

    SoxsMom
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    Lots of people looking for answers and this thread is very helpful. Hope that those looking for help are using this resource!

    #611561

    Red
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    I found a feral kitten, unsure of age (can eat and drink water) we were just barely able to catch him, he was on a corner of a busy road, and once we heard him crying, I couldn’t leave him. We got home, got a box all prepped while I had him wrapped in a towel. put him into the box and he jumped right out! quick little thing. so, he is not in our garage and won’t let us touch him. I stayed out in the garage for a few hours and he did come sleep next to me. he was so exhausted I didn’t want to grab him. He is a CRIER. I figure it is because he is scared, etc. we found him because of his constant crying. We want to help, but I am seeking advice, too.

    How do we get him comfortable enough that we can catch him and bring to the vet? or just so he can feel safe and secure. and it there a way to help with the crying

    any and all advice is welcome

    thank you

    #611562

    AZDEBRA 5/27 & crew
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    The kitten has to be sure of you and this may take some time, Hopefully someone will be able to help you with suggestions on catching the little one. The links above will help with tons of advice when you do 🙂 Like any small baby, the crying is probably because of a lot of things….scary places, things (people included), being away from the Mum and littermates, etc……

    #611563

    jcat
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    Bump, so it doesn’t get lost down the list of links.

    #611564

    ladysky61
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    Bumping for new kitten owners….

    #611565

    Jeankit
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    Bumpity bump

    #611566

    Anonymous

    Thanks for the bumps…..I’ve been meaning to copy and save, so just did!! 🙂 Can never have too much kitty info.

    #611567

    Jeankit
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    Bumping for newbies to TDK!

    #611568

    Jeankit
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    Bumpity bump for Chill Winston

    #611569

    jcat
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    Bump as it’s getting lost down the archives again…

    #611570

    Jeankit
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    Bumpity bump as helpful kitten wiht raising questions!

    #611571

    AZDEBRA 5/27 & crew
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    Another link that is helpful for all types of animals too….

    http://www.petplace.com/

    #611572

    jcat
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    Petplace is always good, isn’t it, Deb? I like it a lot.

    And a FANTASTIC video that shows you how to raise an abandoned kitten; it comes in chapters and there are acres of teensy tiny kittens being fed, pottied, put in a nest, brilliant, thank you, Bridgette, for putting this up, I think this will help loads of people:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctfhMJUdxZA

    So much easier when someone can actually show you what to do. It covers 1) estimating your kitten’s age; 2) warmth and first aid; 3) making a nest; 4) feeding; 5) pottying; 6) fleas and flea baths; 7) first vet visit, with a vet going through the examination step by step, telling you what she’s looking for; 8) Medicating your kitten; 9) weaning your kitten and 10) Love and attention. It also gives a website address to check for low-cost spaying and neutering groups in your area.

    #611573

    jcat
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    Bump.

    #611574

    jcat
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    Bump, because it’s getting lost down the pages…

    #611575

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    Bumping back up as it appears to be kitten season in the US.

    #611576

    jcat
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    Just another bump back up the threads…

    #611577

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    Bumping

    #611578

    jcat
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    MS suggested I add the glop links on here, which I think is a good idea so here goes:

    If you cannot get hold of kitten milk replacement (KMR) or goats’ milk (canned, in the baking aisle at the supermarket) or sheeps’ milk, there are also heaps of recipes for kitten emergency formula or ‘glop’ — most use condensed or evaporated milk. Here are some links:

    http://www.hdw-inc.com/glop.htm

    http://www.all-about-cute-kittens.com/kitten-formula.html

    Try googling ‘kitten glop’ for more.

    #611579

    jcat
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    And here are the glop recipes from the Messybeast site:

    ‘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).

    Another recipe for glop from messybeast:

    KITTEN GLOP

    Kitten Glop is a suitable feed mixture for healthy kittens and is also good for lactating queens. Most recipes refer to American brand names which are not understood outside of the USA/Canada. I have converted these to generic terms and noted alternatives.

    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.

    #611580

    Jeankit
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    Bumpity bumping great chat link!

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