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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!

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