(Closed) Update: abandoned shaved kitten (Pics)

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

He is too cute!

Post # 3
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sooooo cute.  I don’t know…can you mix a bit of milk with some kitten food and offer it on a spoon?

Post # 4
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

He’s super cute. Glad he has a loving home now. Are you using pet milk? Just wanted to check because kitties can’t digest lactose so normal milk can make him sick (upset tummy, gas, pain, bowel problems).

Putting something on the food to make it enticing, (and soften it up a little since he’s not used to it) may help him eat the dry food. Not sure how soon baby kitties can digest things, but when our cat was sick our he would only eat/drink tuna and the water from the can. You could try putting some tuna juice on the food if kitty seems interested in the smell of tuna. Check with the vet that he can eat that at his age first, obviously. Maybe some wet kitten food mixed with the dry until he gets used to the food would work too?

Post # 5
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would try human baby food in any of the chicken or turkey flavours. I worked for a rescue for years and we always fed baby food to our underweight and/or fussy kittens…they love it and it’s nutrient-rich!

Post # 8
2934 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

You could get some syringes (without needles) from the vet and use those to feed him if he isn’t getting the bottle. I’d keep trying with it, though, because chances are at some point something in his little brain will go *zing* and he’ll start sucking.

Post # 9
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

NurseMandie:  Hopefully he will start to eat ‘real food’ when he’s ready! I would think he’ll eventually get hungry enough, just keep offering it! Let me just say you are a fantastic person/family to take this little guy in.. it warms my heart! 🙂

Post # 10
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

aww!! I’m so glad it worked out for you 🙂

Post # 12
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

NurseMandie:  my fmil ends up wth barn kittens a lot and to put them on hard food she usually just wets down the hard food with plain water and then just gently pushes their little faces in it. It gets the food all over their mouth and they usually lick it off, realize it’s yummy and go back for more. If one of the kittens does not start licking their face she just wipes them off and tries again in a day or two. I’ve never seen it not work eventually! Hope that helps. 

Post # 13
511 posts
Busy bee

NurseMandie:  You did an amazing and wonderful thing. I am so happy you were there to save Leo. You are such a good person to do that. I just have to tell you a quick story, I volunteer at a shelter and foster animals and also do emergency wildlife trapping. I was walking my dog and he was really interested in a thorn bush, I looked to see what he was sniffing, it was a little orange 4 week old kitten stuck in the thorn bush with a thorn in his eye. Of course he “attacked” me like a little lion when I grabbed him out of the bush, so I named him Leo. I fostered him for about 4 weeks and found him a home with…. A nurse!! That Leo looked just like your Leo and had an injured eye, and best of all both Leos wound up with amazing homes with caring nurses.

Post # 14
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

NurseMandie:  lionsheart:  I have an orange rescue cat named Leo too and I’m also a nurse 🙂

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