I foster cats & kittens for a local rescue, and today I got 3 orphan kittens. There was a litter of 6, but 3 have already crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Of the three, two looked healthy and one appears sickly. All three have been eating ok for me on KMR, I've had them almost 12 hours and am feeding every 2-3 hours.
One of the healthy looking kittens has had a bit of blood in his stool earlier, but now he is having a lot of blood in the stool. There is also more fecal matter than the other kittens are producing.
I've successfully hand-raised orphans in the past, but have never had a kitten with this problem. It is barely past midnight where I am, so getting hold of the rescue or a vet is not possible for about 7 or 8 hours.
I'm looking for information and advice- if anyone has dealt with this issue, I'd love to hear how you handled it, or if you know possible causes?
Thanks in advance!