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    Joanne
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    Hi, I’m currently living in the dorms of a factory that manufactures shoes. Around 3 weeks ago one of my staff brought a box of 4 kittens. Unfortunately three of them passed shortly, but I’ve managed to save one. He’s healthy, eats well and kicking. but there are some things that I am a little concerned about.

    1. I don’t see him Poop. It could be that the cleaner/maid cleans it before I get there, but I haven’t seen LEO (the kitten) take a poop. (I have seen him pee though) he doesn’t seem sick or unwell. I’ll check with the vet tomorrow but I’m just wondering if it’s normal for a kitten to not poop for a few days.

    2. Constant Meowing
    The constant meowing is really the thing that’s really putting me on edge. Leo meows for HOURS when I’m trying to sleep. I feed him and play with him. But as soon I lay on my bed, he starts meowing again and continues for HOURS. It has come to the point that I’m thinking of giving him up. I haven’t slept properly for days and one time I couldn’t sleep at all because Leo wouldn’t shut up.
    Please help me how I can stop/ lessen the meowing. 😡 😡

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    pussigato
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    Hi Joanne,

    Welcome to TDKland. We’re the furriest forum around.

    Thank you and your staff for rescuing the kits. Without you, this wee guy had no chance.

    Kittens and their needs are not much different from a baby.

    If you haven’t already, make a nest for him. He cannot regulate body temperature so he must be kept warm. I think the best way is to place a heating pad, on LOW, covered by a towel and a soft blanket. Be sure to provide a “cool” spot for him to crawl if he gets too warm. He is crying because he’s lonely. He’s in a big place with no one around. I recommend getting him a soft squishy toy and put it in his nest. Wee kits usually snuggle up to the toy. It will give him comfort and extra warmth.

    Kits cannot digest food if they are cold. Here in TDKland, we recommend Goats’ milk for kittens. Cats are lactose intolerant and can’t digest cows milk. Goats’ milk is full of nutrients, probiotics and gentler on their tummies. This can also regulate the poop. You can find it in the dairy section or the concentrate in the baking aisle. Mix the concentrate 1:1 with water or pedylite. If, at any time, they seem lethargic put a dab of Karo syrup or honey in their mouth. When he’s about 5 weeks mix his goats’ milk with wet food. He’ll transition over to wet food only about 8-9 weeks.

    He needs to poop but he doesn’t know how to do it on his own. Here’s a video showing how to help him poop.

    A smidgen of mineral oil in their formula can usually help them poop. You can put a dab of Neosporin on his bum if he gets sore.

    Here are some links with good information on raising your wee kits:

    Please have patience with Leo. He’s not trying to keep you up; he’s a wee kit who needs support. I’m a bit worried about your anger with him. So if you can’t do this, purrhaps a friend or co-worker can step up for Leo.

    Here’s another link:

    http://messybeast.com/handrear.htm

    Good Luck
    PG

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