Cat Leo
Leo

I have a question about Leo, my male cat abisinio

Hello! We found a small kitten on the street and the nearest vetirinian is hours away. We are using lactose-free low-fat cow milk to feed the kitten (We are using a syringe with a small tip on top to feed them). Is that kind of milk okay for them? Also, what is the best way to keep them warm? (I have attached a photo, please ignore my face)

digestive
over 3 years ago
Information about Leo
  • Species: Cat
  • Breed: Abisinio
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: less than 1 year
  • Sterilized: No
  • Symptoms: Dehydration and Diarrhea
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I have a question about Leo, my male cat abisinio
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
Barkibu Vets

Hello!

It is recommendable, given that you find the kitten in the street, would be to take him to a veterinarian to start with the deworming protocol, in order to eliminate any parasites he could have.
As for warmth, you can keep him in a box between the blanket.

It is necessary that you give him adequate milk for newborn cats, you can buy it in a veterinary clinic where they will give you guidelines on how to feed him. It is very important not to give him cow's milk !!! It produces diarrhea in kittens and, consequently, dehydration (lethal).
If very small kitten, it is very important that he eats this night to survive till tomorrow. You can give the food by a syringe (without a needle, obviously). Keep him warm, since in the cold he can die.

- Digestion:
For being babies, kittens often rely on their mothers when comes to defecating. If you see that he doesn't defecate enough, you should try to stimulate him.

All the best.

over 3 years ago