- * Antibiotics For Newborns
Which antibiotics are best for newborn kittens?
- * Colostrum
A newborn kitten's first milk provides more than simple nutrition - it is critical in providing it with passive immunity to disease and infection for the first weeks of its life.
- * Constipated Newborn
Constipation can be lethal in a newborn kitten. Lean the signs to watch for and how to help a newborn eliminate if it is suffering from constipation.
- * Eyes Stuck Shut
While not all kittens in the same litter open their eyes on the same day, if a kitten has still not opened its eyes several days after all its littermates have, you may need to intervene.
- * Failure To Thrive Kittens
Occasionally, a healthy-seeming kitten will not grow as expected, falling behind in size compared to the other kittens of its litter. This type of kitten is often labeled as "Failure To Thrive".
- * First Twelve Weeks
The first 12 weeks of a kitten's life are the most critical in it development.
- * Heat and Newborns
Heat is critical to the newborn kitten. Unable to maintain its own body temperature, if it becomes too hot or too cold, the kitten's survival is at risk. It is imperative that the informed breeder know and understand the relationship between a kitten and its need for warmth.
- * Helping The "Failing To Gain Weight" Newborn
Newborn kittens grow rapidly, making weight gains daily. If a kitten fails to gain weight for more than a day, it becomes a real concern. Learn some of the tricks for getting the kitten back on track and gaining weight...
- * Identifying The Kittens In A Litter
The main reason for identifying newborn kittens is to be able to weigh track their gains and losses regularly. Monitoring a kitten's weight is an excellent way of troubleshooting the health and progress of your new babies.
- * Identifying Your Cat: From Nail Polish to Microchip
The main reason for identifying kittens at an early age is to be able to weigh them and track their weights regularly. Monitoring weight gains and losses is an excellent way of troubleshooting the health and progress of your new babies.
- * Imprinting In Kittens: The First Seven Weeks
The smart cat breeder can teach their kitten life skills and bring out the best in its personality by taking advantage of a kitten's "imprinting" time — the first seven weeks in a kitten's life.
- * Kitten's First 10 Days
Statistically, the highest risk of death of a kitten is in the first 10 days following birth. This article provides you with a list of what you need to do and what to watch for to maximize the chances of every kitten's survival.
- * Newborn Kitten's First 24 Hours
Being born is a stressful event. Even if a kitten is born strong and lively, the first 24 hours can be a dangerous period. So what does the cat breeder need to know to help every kitten survive and thrive during its first day of life?
- * Newborn Kittens - Do You Know What To Expect?
Do you know what is normal in a newborn? How it should act? Do you know the signs that something is wrong?
- * Nursing Kitten Throwing Up Curdled Milk
What do you do when a nursing kitten throws up curdled milk? Why is the milk curdled? Is it serious?
- * Queens Sharing Kittens
Have you ever had two female cats want to try to steal the other's kittens? Or decide they are going to share their kittens? Learn what you should do when this happens...
- * Scales For Weighing Kittens
When you purchase a scale, there are certain features you need to consider in making a wise purchase.
- * Sexing A Kitten: Part 1
Determining the sex of a newborn kitten is not always as simple as it sounds. See photos of young male and female kittens and learn what to look for.
- * Sexing A Kitten: Part 2
Due to popular demand, this article is a follow-up to Sexing A Kitten: Part 1.
- * Signs of Distress In A Newborn Kitten
The key to detecting signs of distress in a newborn is OBSERVATION. This article discusses what to look for in your newborns — and what to do if you see a problem.
- * SnuggleSafe
A microwavable plastic disc can provide a gentle comforting heat for your cat.
- * Tiny Newborn
Occasionally a cat gives birth to a litter of kittens in which one newborn is significantly smaller than the rest. A tiny kitten has very little reserve and can simply fade away within just a few hours of being born unless it begins to feed. Learn what to do to maximize the tiny kitten's chances . . .
- * Umbilical Cord Infection In A 3-Day Old Kitten
This article includes photos of a three day old Abyssinian kitten that developed an infection of its umbilical cord and describes its successful treatment ...
- * Umbilical Cord Infections
The infection of the umbilical cord can, in rare cases, spread to other parts of the body and may be fatal if untreated.
- * Velcro Collars For Kittens
One of the most popular methods of IDing newborns is by putting different colors of velcro collars on them right at birth. If using a velcro collar on kitten, you MUST put it on correctly or you may endanger the kitten's life. Learn the do's and don't's of using a velcro collar on your kittens.
- When The Kitten's Umbilical Cord Does Not Fall Off
This article tells the story and illustrates with photos what you should do should if a newborn kitten's umbilical cord does not dry up and fall off within the first week of life.
- * Why I Weigh My Kittens
Weighing your felines is an excellent "Early Warning System" for checking on the health of your kitties. Changes in weight can alert you to a problem long before any other symptom is apparent.
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