Neonatal help

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    Ness
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    My friend found a neonatal kitten and I decided to take over as I have a lot of free time. It’s little eyes aren’t even open yet. I have a few questions. I went to the store and bought some KMR by the brand PetAG that came in an aluminum can because I read it was a pretty good formula. However, when I went over to pick him up they handed me a carton of Milk Replacer Plus by PetAg. Which is better? Should I continue feeding the kitten what it’s tum is already used to or should I switch him over slowly? Also when do you know to stop burping a kitten? Do you actually hear a “burp” or for how long should I do it? About how much should I be feeding him and how often? I’m going to visit the vet in 3 days so he can check the little baby out. He seems pretty healthy and clean but I just want to make sure.

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    Kittyzee
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    I will post some links for you on general kitten raising. He needs to be kept warm in a nest you make with blankets. Wrap a heating pad with a towel. Set it on low and a place to crawl off if he gets too warm. Kittens cannot digest anything if they aren’t kept warm. The PegAg formulas are great, I wouldn’t worry about which one to use. You have to stimulate them to pee and poop before and after feedings like their mothers would do. Take a soft cloth and rub their pee area and they will pee. The poop isn’t as easy, but rubbing the anal area gently, you can usually get them to poop too.

    Bottle Babies

    http://messybeast.com/handrear.htm

    http://www.2ndchance.info/orphankitten.htm

    Helping a kitten to eliminate

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