Hello, my brother found a kitten on Monday at the farm he works on. The mother was no where to be found and neither were the other kittens, so he brought the kitten home to me to take care of. Well I did a lot of research online to know what to do. I figured out by reading online that my kitten is about 4 weeks old as it has little teeth already. My big question is, how do I know if my kitten is eating enough?? I had been feeding it a "glop" recipe I found online, but then a vet told me it is pretty important to give it kitten milk replacer, so today I bought some KMR. The can says I should feed the kitten 2 tbsp per 4 ounce of body weight (last check my kitten was 13.9 oz) so I should be giving it almost 7 tbps. I have been feeding the kitten every 4 hours today with a 3 cc syringe and it has had 58.5 cc total today so far (it is 10:18 pm). And that is almost 4 tbps. So according the label on the can the kitten is being underfed?? I feed it until it will take no more and it keeps turning it head away. So I let it down on the floor and play with it and it seems happy, it skitters around and grabs my fingers and chews on them, and last night it purred for the first time when I was petting it. Can anybody help me with this? I am so scared my kitten is going to die or something!! It's almost like I am obsessing over it but I can't seem to stop...lol I know I'm weird...when people find out I am a 23 year old male and I love cats they act like I'm from another planet or something.
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6/16/05 at 7:24pm