Does anyone here have experience with using surrogate moms to feed orphan kittens? Yesterday at work (a cat hospital) we got a frantic phone call from a lady who went to her neighbour's (the lady is a cat hoarder) and found two newborn kittens attached to each other! She brought them in, and sure enough they were attached at the cord! Mom rejected them, didn't even sever their cords and only partially cleaned them. The two had their umbilical cords and a piece of placenta all tangled together, what a mess! After we carefully separated the babies, we gave them to a momcat we are taking care of at the clinic who has a litter of four ten-day-old kittens, and she readily accepted them. We are now monitoring them carefully, making sure they get enough milk and are able to compete with the much larger kittens. Has anyone else here had any similar experience, and how did it work out? Thanks!
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4/9/03 at 9:47am