hi, I'm from malaysia and seems like my country does not have a 24 hours vet care so i would like to ask you a question and a fast respond about my newborn kitten. So the newborn kitten is already about 3 days and one of them is weak and the kitten does not want the mother milk. The kitten also seems to have diarrhea and the saliva from the kitten mouth keep coming out what should i do ?
After they are born, kittens should be breastfeeding in order to get nutrients and defenses they need from colostrum and mother's milk.
If they do not nurse after the first few hours after being born, you should start feeding them with freeze-dried milk. There are specific powder milk for kittens you can find in pet shops.
In the case when all or one of the kittens does not nurse, it is fundamental that the owner start feeding them.
The important is to make sure you give her adequate milk for newborn cats; you can buy it in a veterinary clinic where they will give you guidelines on how to feed her. It is very important not to give her cow's milk: it produces diarrhea in kittens and, consequently, dehydration (lethal).
If you notice your kitten with lethargy, vomiting, and loss of appetite, or if a diarrhea doesn't stop after one week, you should immediately visit a veterinarian.
All the best.