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    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!

    #611581

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    Bumping

    #611582

    Jeankit
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    Bumpity bumping for newbies!

    #611583

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    Bumpity bump

    #611584

    Jeankit
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    Bumping for newbies

    #611585

    bump

    #802671

    Jeankit
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    Here is a great link for all members with newbie kits. Very helpful/Bumping to share!

    #805503

    Jeankit
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    Bumping to share for newbies!

    #830926

    jcat
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    Bump for newbies with orphans!

    #832136

    Jeankit
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    Bumpity bump for newbies!

    #834598

    Jeankit
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    Bumpity bump for newbie Crystal

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