Anonymous
Anonymous asked in PetsCats · 4 weeks ago

Kitten won’t eat ?

We bought a new kitten about 8 weeks old but we aren’t so sure she is, she looks younger than that and she isn’t eating or drinking at all we can’t tell if she’s on normal kitten food or milk the owners never told us anything also we can’t go vet yet they’re all closed where I am 

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  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    BS - the vet's are open - get this kitten to a vet quickly or it will end up dying.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You might try a kitten formula available at your local Walmart store, or try a little milk with a canned cat food, make it into a mush and poke her nose in it.  Sometimes it takes a little bit to get them to start eating from a bowl.  You might also offer a little dry kitten kibble.  some cats go straight from nursing to eating dry chow.  Avoid feeding her much cow's milk as it can give her diarrhea.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Feed the cat, sleep with the kitten. When you get off work or "at home " summer school. , etc., talk to them like a baby, a human baby, pet them and kiss them (not on the nose or mouth.). Just feed them 2 - 3 times a day with the occasional treat on the friday thru sunday, so they know they did a "good job" that week. 

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The vets are NOT closed, vets have been open right the way through this virus, you ust have to phone to make an appointment, you can't just turn up......... you do not give cows milk to a kitten you will make it very ill... so hope you are talking about the kitten milk you can purchase...kittens are weaned around 3-5 weeks old so should be eating tinned kitten food..get this kitten an appointment at the vets asap

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Pet stores have special milk for kittens. Ask them about it so they can help you find the right one for kitty. Also look for a feeding syringe or dropper while you're there so you can feed kitty by squirting the milk or chicken broth through the side of her mouth, little at a time. Don't give her cow's milk 'cause cats are lactose  intolerance. She'll get the runs. You can try feeding her a small bit of baby food (chicken) which is light in the tiny tummy.

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