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No Time To Blog. Too Many Newborn Kittens to Bottle Feed



KmrThe top photo is of "Oliver".  I have been bottle feeding him for the last seven days.  He only weighed 12 ounces when we got him last Sunday and today he weighed in at whopping

1 pound and 2 ounces! 

I posted the KMR can because I thought it was "uncanny" how much Oliver looks like the kitten model!

Bottle feeding very young kittens is tricky business.  Oliver was about 2 weeks old when he came to us.  Most kittens begin to eat on their own between 4 and 6 weeks,some start a little sooner and some take a little longer. 

Here is a great article that I have found very helpful for feeding newborn kittens: 


Little Peanut became lactose intolerant.  He was vomiting and we brought him to the emergency vet since he was so small.  It was also discovered that his urinary tract was too narrow.  He is living with the shelter's vet.  He is six weeks old now and doing well.  He's eating on his own and the urinary tract issue seems to be resolving :)  I worry about him, but know that his living with the vet is the BEST place for him!

The above photo is of "Little Peanut".  I will keep you posted on both babies.  Thanks so much for stopping by and take care my friends.



Our Little Peanut: A Three Week Old Foster Kitten

 He already likes to play.  Just like all of our other cats.  He likes the stuffed bananna toy best

092 He loves to be held!
064 We've set up a large crate with a litter box, toys, and a little bit of kitten formula which he will hopefully start drinking on his own soon :)

079 He is drinking KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement) for newborn kittens from birth to 6 weeks.  It is best to feed newborn kittens with a bottle as opposed to a syringe so they are less likely to get milk in their lungs.  Of course mother's milk is best, but he was found all alone.  However, he seems stong and weighs 14 ounces!

094 We are calling him Little Peanut because he looks so similar to our four year old male cat named Peanut when he was a baby:
Littl pntThanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful Monday.  Take care my friends!