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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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2 weeks old cat rescue, any advice?

Hi, guys, I found this new abandoned baby kitten on the street this morning - seems like only 2-3 weeks old.
I spotted the kitten two days ago (alone) but I thought the mommy cat was only absent for that moment.
Itís been two days and I just took the kitten into my house, and fed him some milk for kittens.
But thereís blood in his stool (diarrhea, to be exact). It looks like the blood comes from the anal region, not intestinal blood. The anal region is red and puffy, so I just gently wiped it with warm wet towels. Is it normal for a baby kitten to have blood in his stool? I called my vet (I already have many many pets) just a minute ago and she said that 2-3 weeks-old babies are unpredictable and the symptom could be caused by all kinds of problems. She just said Ďgive it some time and feed him well,í But Iím so nervous right now - Does anyone of you have an experience of rescuing very very young kittens? Help me please
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-13-2015, 04:46 AM
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Hi Ashlyn,
I did a quick search through some 'book marked' links, for kitten care/help...
I hope these help...
I hope and pray, the wee baby makes it!




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Did the kitten actually go 2 days without eating? If so he may be older than you think. 2 week old kittens are barely walking, more like scooting around. 4 weeks old and they are kind of toddling around. If he ate on his own y guess is he was possibly older. Even older 2 days is a LONG time to go without food. Loose stools are common in kittens. I foster and it never fails that a baby I bring home will get diarrhea from the change in food or stress. A bit of mucousy blood is common too.

No matter the age, thank you for rescuing this tyke. We sure would love a picture!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-15-2015, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for your advice!
especially, the 'feeding' section of you links has been really helpful.
I've fed him every 2 hrs and kept him warm by my side.
God, I can't sleep at all but it feels like it's all worth it for this little creature.
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