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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So the sibling was found hiding behind my girlfriends washing machine in her outdoor laundry room. It was 109 here in Phoenix. Her sibling was saved 4 evenings ago and he is doing great.
She isn't eating or taking liquids though. In 3 bowls I have KMR, prescription wet mixed with kitten wet and baby crunchy, and water. She was screaming when they caught her but now she hides in a corner of her cage and isn't eating or drinking that I can tell. I had to run to the airport so I've been gone the last 3 hours but I'm pretty sure she hasn't moved from that corner. How do i get liquids into her right now?
post #2 of 10
Do you have an eye dropper or a syringe that you could use? Here is a great website with tons of advice....good luck!

http://www.kitten-rescue.com/
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
I ran to Walmart and got an small dropper and unflavored pedialite. I've given him a few CC's of it. How much am I supposed to give her and how often?
post #4 of 10
Small amounts and often.
Remember that 5 cc (or 5 ml) is only a teaspoon, not much at all.
For a young kitten, I would go for less than half a cc/ml at a time, then repeat in a minute or two. They need time to breath after swallowing. Plus, it takes lots of energy to eat.
Maybe work on getting some liquids in for a 10 minutes period, then let her rest for 10 minutes and restart.

For the conditions she was in, I would be on my way to the vet. They can rehydrate her quicker than I could. And I would be worried about her not eating eating for that period of time - possible organ damage.

Thank you for taking care of the babies.
post #5 of 10
I second taking the lil baby to the vet to check for dehydration and possibly some subQ fluids.
post #6 of 10
If this kitten hasn't been to a vet, it needs to go NOW. Pedialyte can do damage as well as good in a kitten depending on the health issues it faces. You can overload a kitten's system with minerals with all good intentions and cause problems so you need to consult withi a professional, one that can see your kitty and get his/her hands on consult.

Good luck- also if you aren't squeamish about needles ask the vet to show you how to give supportive fluids. Comes in handy
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I can't afford an ER vet right now for a stray. It's $250 to walk in the door at my local ER. I am responsible for other pets/strays and people. Other animals that are here come first come first after my family. I've been in and out all day, have been giving her water and pedialite 50/50 mix every 3 hours.
The good news is she is alert, eating and drinking on her own, voiding and a bit fiesty. I've discontinued the hand feeds as her skin is regaining elasticity.
I don't know why but she stays with me now when I put her in my lap. I've done nothing but torture her. It's probably because they talk about me when I'm gone. "This freak, she'll pick at you, wet you down, stuff things in your mouth, all the while crooning at you, but look FREE FOOD! I just don't get humans."

I was talking to a neighber who was having a pool party and his friend overheard us and said he would take her as a forever home indoor only pet, get her fixed and provide her medical care when she is well enough to withstand it. She would be his only pet.
His one condition is I must get rid of the fleas, he has a new built home and it is carpet throughout. He will sign a contract (I was leary of someone saying they'd take her, with possible medical problems, unseen) but after talking to him for 1/2 an hour I feel he would make an excellent pet owner for a needy kitten. He lives alone but writes his own schedule, he could bring her into his office to be further socialized. He lost his cat from old age and worked for a vet during his younger years. He also volunteered to pay her vet bills while in quarantine at my house.
I haven't gotten fecal back yet on the first one so tomorow I'll call and check on that. If it was bad I would have heard.
I'll set a vet appt. on Thursday if both kittens are still doing well in AM. HOPEFULLY they will be rehomed Fri/Sat with first shots.
I don't know how you people do this! I was patting myself on the back for having a stable colony this year. Then this. That's all I want. A stable colony. No kittens.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Kookala View Post
I was talking to a neighber who was having a pool party and his friend overheard us and said he would take her as a forever home indoor only pet, get her fixed and provide her medical care when she is well enough to withstand it. She would be his only pet.
His one condition is I must get rid of the fleas, he has a new built home and it is carpet throughout. He will sign a contract (I was leary of someone saying they'd take her, with possible medical problems, unseen) but after talking to him for 1/2 an hour I feel he would make an excellent pet owner for a needy kitten. He lives alone but writes his own schedule, he could bring her into his office to be further socialized. He lost his cat from old age and worked for a vet during his younger years. He also volunteered to pay her vet bills while in quarantine at my house.
wow, he sounds like a prize! you did tell him he had to join TCS so we could see , right?
post #9 of 10
How are planning to get rid of the fleas? Some methods might not be so good if the kitten is very young and/or sick.

Good luck and good vibes.

P.S. I have a purring rescued kitten aka Zazie, in my arms as we speak.
post #10 of 10
What a gem of a guy. She will get good and spoiled. Kittens can be a lot of work. Hopefully after this your colony will have stabilized and no more babies.
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