We found a very small kitten at work yesterday and could not find any signs of other cats. It was very cold and unhappy. We scooped him up and warmed him and I took him home. I stopped by the vet and they said he looks healthy, doesn't have a temperature and looks to be about 3 weeks. We've been feeding him Nurse Maid every 4 hours. He's responsive, loves to cuddle and purrs happily. He walks well and will walk to you if you're away from him. He's been quarantined to the bathroom at home since we have Emma, a 4 year old cat and Dexter, a 10-month old Lab. I had been making him go to the bathroom by rubbing him with a warm cloth and it was making him pee. However, he pooped a big pile of poop last night on his own! No worms in it either. He had the poop all over him. He's not interested in the soft food or water I put out and doesn't take a whole lot at a time from the bottle but seems satisfied, purrs and falls asleep. He's in a cat crate in my office and sleeps mostly but moves around, scratches, cries and then falls asleep. What should I be doing? How much Nurse Maid should he be getting at a time. He's definitely not skinny and has a little round belly. So far, he's drank about 1-1.5 oz in 24 hours. Any information, links you could give me would be a great help.
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11/21/03 at 7:06am