Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Have you found what is wrong? Is the nipple large enough? You may want to try cutting tiny slits in the nipple end so more formula flows. He may be weak and not able to suckle well. If the mother abandoned it there is usually a good reason, sick, weak, etc. You may need a vet to intervene. Formula temp should be no more than 100 degrees (body temp in cat). You could try using a liquid syringe to get some formula onto it's tongue and see if it laps it down. DON'T squirt it down it's throat, just to the inside of the mouth. Let the kitten do the work of getting it down.
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Last edited by Marcia; 08-29-2013 at 02:15 PM.